Whales of Iceland open ticket admission and whale watching boat tour
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Whales of Iceland open ticket admission and whale watching boat tour

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$105.00
Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Everyday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: Flexible
Safety measures applied
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  • Entrance to the Whales of Iceland exhibition with an open ticket
  • 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

Get ready for an exciting whale-watching tour out on the sea! Spot whales and other wildlife in the waters around the boat and listen to an expert who will tell you all about whales as you spot the horizon. This ticket includes an open date entrance to the Whales of Iceland Exhibition. A must-visit when in Reykjavik and to learn even more about the beautiful animals!

During the summer months (from June to September), you have the option to choose between two different boat tours. The whale watching classic is a 3-hours tour and the whale watching express 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 the ship will tell you more about the different marine life in the area.

Before or after your boat tour, you can visit the exhibition to learn even more about the amazing whales you will see out at sea. With your open ticket to the Whales of Iceland Exhibition, you will 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 twice a day.

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

    Geirsgata 11, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

    Meeting point:
    Meet for your boat tour at the ticket office at Geirsgata 11, located in the Old Harbour. Please arrive at least 20 minutes before your sceduled departure time.
    What to remember
    • Please note that the start time on your ticket is for your Whale Watching tour
    • Your ticket to the Whales of Iceland Exhibition is an open ticket, you can choose the day and time to visit most convenient for you
    • Remember dress warm for the boat tour and to bring sunscreen
    • Thermal overalls are available at the boat
    • In summer (June to September) there is a 2-hour boat tour available for the same price, choose which tour you want on the day of the tour
    • The Whales of Iceland exhibition is open daily from 10.00 am until 5.00 pm and is located at Fiskislóð 23, 101 Reykjavík
    • Live-guided tours at Whales of Iceland are daily at 10.30 am and 2.00 pm, the film Sonic Sea is shown daily at 11.00 am and 2.30 pm
    • Audio guide at the museum is available in English, German, Icelandic, French, Polish, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese (Mandarin), Finnish, Japanese and Swedish
    • Restroom and cafeteria available on the boat and in museum
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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 experience begins.

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