This adventure will leave you wanting more!
Minimum Age: 6 Year(s)
We have the privilege to offer you the experience of some of the most spectacular whale watching and wildlife tours in the world.
Summer season is great for whale watching; Wildlife in the bay is at its highest peak, Minke Whales are out on the water along with white-beaked dolphins, harbour porpoises and humpback whales, giving you the chance of enjoying and understanding them in their natural habitat.
You can check previous sightings through our online Whale Diary before your tour. Our sighting success on previous tours is around 90% however the cetacean abundance is unpredictable and varies with the food availability of our shores. The most common cetacean in the area are the minke whales, white-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises and occasionally we see other species including the humpback whales, killer whales/orcas and even fin whales.
If no whales or dolphins are seen on your tour we will offer you a complimentary ticket valid for two years.
Weather at sea is always colder than on land and therefore we recommend dressing appropriately, by wearing warm clothing and good sturdy shoes. You can also borrow one of our warm blankets and overalls provided on board if needed.
A guide will meet you in the Whale Watching Center, which is facilitated on board an old fishing vessel permanently placed by the pier. Before or after the tour you can enjoy the on-board multimedia show that includes images, videos and facts about the whales and marine life.
Our whale watching tours are focused mainly on the southern part of Faxaflói bay, just off Reykjavík. Each day we scan the area for signs of whales as we never know for sure where we might find them. Sometimes we have to go far while at other times the whales are quite close to the shore. On some occasions (mainly in winter), when weather conditions or chances of spotting whales are greater elsewhere than our regular area in Faxaflói, we depart from nearby harbours like Hafnarfjörður, Keflavík, Sandgerði or Grindavík making the tours last anywhere from 3-5 hrs.