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Reykjavík whale watching

Availability: Daily
Duration: 3 hours, 30 minutes
Language: English, German
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Guided Tour
Kids go free
Do this because
  • Get onboard one of the largest whale-watching boats
  • Bring the whole family - everyone will love it
  • Unique experience - definitely something to write home about
What to expect

Join the experienced crew of Special Tours for a whale watching adventure you won't forget! This tour typically sails on Andrea, one of the largest whale-watching boats in Iceland known for her stability and comfort.

The Andrea gives extra comfort, with great inside and outside viewing decks. The Andrea is very family-friendly with an educational and interactive focus where their passengers get to see and feel whale teeth and bones and see specimens from the ocean that are shown to them on an on-board screen using special microscopes.

The most common whales spotted include Minke Whales, White-Beaked Dolphins, Harbor Porpoises and even the majestic Humpback Whales.

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What's included
  • Guided boat tour
  • Free ticket to try again in case of no sightings
  • Warm floatable overalls provided for your comfort and safety (also available for children)
  • Wi-Fi, Café and Souvenirs on board
  • WCs on board
What's not included
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
Reduced price
  • Child (0-6): free of charge
  • Youth (7-15): reduced

Ægisgarður 13, 101 Reykjavík

Meeting point:

The starting point for this tour is the Special Tours Ticket Office.

What to remember
  • Warm clothes and good footwear are recommended - and don't forget your camera!
  • The tour is dependent on weather and sightings cannot be guaranteed
  • Weather and sea conditions can be unpredictable during the winter months. The captains will make their decision to sail based on many years of experience, always keeping in mind passenger safety and comfort.
  • Sometimes in the winter, you might sail from other harbors south of Reykjavik for better sea conditions, in which case we provide transport for all our passengers to and from Reykjavik. In this case the tour might be slightly longer due to the extra drive
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Departure times:

  • 09:00am - From 01 March to 15 November
  • 01:00pm - All year
  • 05:00pm - From 15 May to 30 September
  • English: available all year-round
  • German: available from May 1st - Sept 30th
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 2 hours before the activity begins.

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