Reykjavik Shore Excursion: Whale-Watching Cruise

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 3 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Departure Time :
    9am, 10am, 1pm, 2pm, 5pm or 9pm (seasonal)
  • Departure Details :
    Reykjavik Port if transfer selected or Reyjavik's Old Harbour if not
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund


Wave goodbye to Reykjavik Port and head out on a whale-watching cruise around Faxafli Bay! Choose from two shore excursions a leisurely 3.5-hour cruise or a 2.5-hour high-speed cruise and then sit back and relax aboard your sightseeing boat. Watch out for porpoises, white-beaked dolphins, minke whales and humpback whales that swim in abundance around the area, and learn all about them from an onboard guide.


  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Free drinks included
  • Get up-close to native wildlife
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible

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Choose from a 2.5- or 3.5-hour shore excursion at a time to suit you morning or afternoon and then hop aboard your whale-watching boat at Reykjavik Port. As the harbour slips from view, watch out for the incredible marine life for which Iceland is famed as you head toward the waters of Faxafli Bay. Your guide will hand you a pair of warm (and waterproof!) coveralls to wear, should you need them, enabling you to sightsee without feeling the cold.

Listen to your guide explain the different species of whales that are found in Iceland, and hear captivating tales about encounters with these magnificent sea creatures, getting tips for the signs of life that you need to look out for. The waters around Faxafli Bay are home to porpoises and white-beaked dolphins as well as whales, and the creatures often surface close to the boat; have your camera ready!

Since most of your whale-watching experience takes place out on deck, temperatures can be chilly. So warm yourself up by heading inside the boats luxurious viewing area where hot drinks and light refreshments can be found (own expense).

Your cruise has a 90 percent success rate for seeing whales, but in the unlikely event that you dont see any your guide will give you a complimentary ticket for another boat ride.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to Reykjavik Port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.


  • Warm coveralls to wear on board
  • Worry free Shore Excursion Guarantee


  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Hotel pick up: Available to book directly with supplier (extra fees apply).