Whale watching tour and Whales of Iceland exhibition entrance tickets
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Whale watching tour and Whales of Iceland exhibition entrance tickets

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: Flexible
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Sail out and see whales in person before visiting the exhibition to see just how big these amazing animals are
  • Spot humpback whales, minke whales, white-beaked dolphins and harbor porpoises
  • Learn more about these fantastic creatures at the Whales of Iceland exhibition
What to expect

On this combined tour, you'll learn about the amazing whales and head out to the sea to spot them! A whale watching tour in Faxaflói Bay outside of Reykjavik and a visit to the Whales of Iceland exhibition will give you a good insight into the lives of these fantastic creatures. You can choose if you want to start with a whale watching tour or a trip to the Whales of Iceland exhibition, they are located about a 12-minute walk from each other.

Set sail onboard a Classic or Express whale watching tour where you can spot whales in their natural habitat. Humpback whales, minke whales, white-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises are commonly spotted in Faxaflói Bay. It can be difficult to really understand how huge these animals are in the water, but on at the Whale of Iceland exhibition, you can see full-scale models of them and get a better understanding. Here you can see all 23 species that have been found in Icelandic waters throughout history in real size and you'll learn many interesting facts about the whales and their history.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • What's included
    • Guided whale watching boat tour
    • Warm overalls (also available in children’s sizes)
    • Free WiFi on board the boat
    • Entrance ticket to Whales of Iceland exhibition
    • Free audio guide available in 10+ languages at the exhibition
    What's not included
    • Food and beverages (can be bought on board the boat or at the exhibition)
    Reduced price
    • Children (7-15 years)
    • Children (0-6 years): free of charge
    Where

    Geirsgata 11, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

    Meeting point:

    The starting point for the whale watching tour is the Special Tours ticket office, located at Geirsgata 11 Reykjavík 101. Please arrive 30 minutes before the starting time.

    The Whales of Iceland Exhibition is located at Fiskislóð 23-25, 101 Reykjavík.

    What to remember
    • Warm clothes and sturdy shoes are recommended for the whale watching tour
    • There is a daily guided tour in English at Whales of Iceland at 10.30am and 1.30pm, open to anyone with a ticket to the exhibition at no extra cost
    • You only need to select a departure time for the whale watching tour, and not for the exhibition. The exhibition ticket is an open ticket, which means you can choose when you want to go on the day of your scheduled tour.
    • If the event that you do not spot any whales on the tour, you are welcome to join another tour free of charge
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    When
    • Whale watching tours departure daily
    • Whales of Iceland Exhibition is open daily between 10am – 5pm
    • Please see the calendar for update time and date availability
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    Provider
    Special Tours Wildlife Adventures
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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