Whales of Iceland admission and whale watching boat tour
Museums

Whales of Iceland admission and whale watching boat tour

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Everyday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 5 hours
Do this because
  • Entrance to the Whales of Iceland exhibition
  • Listen to a free audio guide available in 12 languages
  • Follow a free guided tour in English
  • Enjoy a whale watching tour in the Faxaflói Bay with English-speaking expert
  • Choose between a 2- or 3-hour boat tour with no price difference
What to expect

Visit the Whales of Iceland exhibition and learn all there is to know about these incredible animals. Stand eye to eye with 23 life-size models of different whale species like a blue whale, sperm whale and the North Atlantic right whale. Experience underwater life through sounds, lights and touch. For a full experience you can follow the audio guide which is available in 12 languages or follow the free guided tour in English held twice a day. Finish your visit to the museum at the Fin Whale Room where you can watch the informative Sonic Sea film showing at 11.00am and 3.00pm.

After you received all the information about the amazing whales you will join a whale watching tour which departs just a five-minute walk from the museum in the old harbor. During the summer months, you have the option to choose between two different boat tours. The whale watching classic a 3-hours tour and the whale watching express which takes 2-hours. You can decide which tour you want on the day itself before boarding the ship. Put on your thermal overalls and look out for humpback whales, minke whales, white-beaked dolphins and harbor porpoises on the drive to Faxaflói Bay. These four animals are the most commonly spotted mammals in the bay. The English-speaking expert guide on board of the ship will tell you more about the different marine life in the area.

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What's included
  • Entrance to the Whales of Iceland exhibition
  • Free wifi and parking
  • 2 or 3-hour whale watching boat tour depending on the season (both tour durations are included in the standard price)
  • Audio guide available in 12 languages at the exhibition through the free app
  • Free guided tour in English at the museum
  • English speaking expert on board
  • Thermal overalls during the boat tour
What's not included
  • Food and beverages
Reduced price
  • Children (0-6 years): free
  • Youth (7-15 years): reduced
Where

Fiskislóð, Reykjavík 101, IS

Meeting point:

Whales of Iceland

What to remember
  • Free English tour in the museum held at 10.30am and 1.30pm
  • Remember dress warm for the boat tour
  • Thermal overalls available at the boat
  • Please remember to bring sunscreen on the boat tour
  • Restroom and cafeteria available on the boat and in museum
  • Audio guide at the museum is available in English, German, Icelandic, French, Polish, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese (Mandarin), Finnish, Japanese and Swedish
  • In summer there is a 2-hour boat tour available for the same price choose which tour you want on the day of the tour
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When
  • Whales of Iceland is opened daily from 10.00am-5.00pm
  • English guided tour is held at 10.30am and 1.30pm

The whale watching classic boat tour (3-3.5-hours)

  • March-November at 9.00am
  • December-November at 1.00pm
  • 15 May-30 September at 5.00pm
  • Offered in German from 1 May-30 September

Whale watching express (2-2.5-hours)

  • June-September at 10.00am and 2.00pm
  • 15 June-31 July at 9.00pm
  • Offered in Spanish from 1 June-30 September
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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 15 minutes before the activity begins.

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