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Reykjavik Classic Whale Watching

About the Tour

This tour offers you with a great chance to see various types of whales along with other wildlife. The summer is the time when the minke whales are at their most abundant, along with the white-beaked dolphins, harbour porpoises and humpback whales, giving us the chance to enjoy and understand them in their natural environment.


The tour commences at by the Ægisgarður pier in the Old Harbour in downtown Reykjavik. A guide will meet you in the Whale Watching Centre, which is facilitated on board an old fishing vessel permanently placed by the pier. Before or after the tour you can enjoy the onboard multimedia show that includes images, videos and facts about the whales and marine life.

Whale sighting success on previous tours is above 90% however the cetacean abundance is unpredictable and varies with the food availability of our shores. The most common cetacean in the area are the Minke whales, White-beaked Dolphins and Harbour Porpoises and occasionally we see other species including the Humpback whales, Killer whales/Orcas and even Fin whales.


–  Access to the Whale Watching Centre
–  Use of warm overalls
–  Excellent guidance
–  Free WiFi on board the ship

Recommended Clothing:

Dress warmly as it can be quite a wind chill out on the ocean. Also waterproof overalls are recommended.

Tour Details:

Season: All year
Departs from: Ægisgardur Pier in Reykjavik
Departure times: 9:00 / 10:00 / 13:00 /14:00 / 17:00 / 19:00 / 20:30
Duration: 2,5-3,5 hrs (3-5 hrs in winter)


Please note that for your enjoyment and pleasure, this tour is subject to weather, conditions and visibility. Therefore the tour could get cancelled on short notice. In this case we will contact you with as much notice as possible with the information provided in the booking process.