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Whale watching excursion from Reykjavik with hotel transfer

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Availability: Every day
Duration: 3 hours
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
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Do this because
  • Get close to some of the planet's largest animals
  • Observe Harbor Porpoises and white-beaked dolphins
  • Discover the diverse bird life of Faxaflói bay in Iceland
  • Enjoy the beautiful seascapes and refreshing ocean breeze
What to expect

Have you always wanted to see whales in their natural environment? What about some playful white-beaked dolphins and some typical birds? Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to discover Iceland's sealife from up close! Hop on board and leave Reykjavik's harbor to sail the Faxaflói bay which is home to a variety of whales, dolphins, porpoise and other marine life. The local bird life is also diverse, including such birds as the Puffin, Arctic tern, Gannet and many species of gulls.

In winter, the most common creatures to see are dolphins, humpback whales and killer whales. Minke whales are rarely seen on whale watching tours from November through March.

After the tour, you can explore the Whale Exhibition Center which enables you to witness the mysteries of the ocean. It is situated in the old Capelin-fishing vessel "Fífill," which has been transformed into an exhibition and information center on whales and seabirds.

A knowledgeable guide on tours will tell you about your trip and describe what you can see and where to look, together with an introduction and safety guide. He or she will tell you about the seabirds and nature in the Faxafloi bay. How much you see depends on the sea conditions and season, but your qualified guides are happy to try to answer all your questions.

No two whale watching trips are the same - you must be flexible and organize your trip taking sea conditions, weather and seasons into account. You rarely have to go further than 15 nautical miles from the harbor to catch a glimpse of a whale!

Warm clothing is available on board, but wearing warm clothes is highly recommended. Hot drinks and light refreshments are also provided on board. Alternatively, you can sit inside the boat in the warmth, where you can enjoy the view from large windows.

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What's included
  • Whale watching excursion
  • Professional tour guide
  • Hotel pick-up
What's not included
  • Meals
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  • Children 6 years and under: reduced
  • Youth 7-15 years of age: reduced
Where

Aegisgardur, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

Meeting point:

Please contact your tour operator before the day of your tour to organize your pick-up. Alternatively, you can find your way to Reykjavik Harbor on your own. Departure point is by Ægisgarður pier. Please be there at least 15 minutes before the departure time.

What to remember
  • In the rare event that no whales are spotted on your tour, you will be offered another whale watching tour for free
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When
  • Daily at 1.00pm
  • Hotel pick-up starts 45 minutes before tour starting time
  • Those not taking advantage of the pick-up should arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before tour starting time
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Provider
Gray Line Iceland
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