Whale Watching from Reykjavik

Whale Watching from Reykjavik

Exciting opportunity to spot humpback whales, white-beaked dolphins & other marine life in its natural habitat in Iceland.

Iceland is among the top 10 best whale-watching sites worldwide. Step aboard to see and hear these majestic creatures at close quarters!

Highlights: Whale sightings • Spectacular views • Adventure at sea • Fast luxurious boats

Activities: Sightseeing Tours in Iceland, Whale Watching Reykjavik
Price per person:
9900 ISK

Tour Description

For your whale watching experience in Reykjavik, on this tour you can choose between two beautiful boats: the Andrea, which is the biggest whale watching boat in Iceland; and the Rósin, which is the fastest, purpose built whale watching express boat. Please note that these boats have different departure times.

Icelandic waters are very rich in marine life, so, depending on the season, we can expect to see humpback whales, minke whales, white-beaked dolphins, harbour porpoises and various sea birds. Your whale watching adventure starts from the Reykjavik Old Harbour. On the tour, the expert guides will tell you all about the different kinds of whales you are likely to spot, as well as entertain you with some sea-faring tales about close encounters with whales. Whales in their natural environment are a spectacular sight and they often surface quite close to the boat, so be ready to capture the moment. There is over 90% viewing success!

What’s included

  • Boat tour 
  • Expert marine guides
  • Warm overalls
  • Wireless internet on board
  • Guaranteed whale sighting or another tour for free


  • Season: All year round (depending on weather & sea conditions)
  • Duration: 2,5-3,5 hours on the boat Andrea; 2-2,5 hours on the Whale Watching Express Rósin
  • Departures: Daily - please see timetable below
  • Departure point: Reykjavik Old Harbour
  • Pickup service available in the capital area for ISK 2000 (Adults) and ISK 1000 (Children)
  • Tips: Dress warmly

Departures: Andrea / Whale Watching Express Rósin

Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct  Nov - Mar
09:00 09:00 09:00 09:00 09:00 09:00
10:00 10:00 10:00 10:00 10:00
13:000 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00     13:00
14:00 14:00 14:00 14:00 14:00
17:00* 17:00 17:00 17:00 17:00*

*17:00 from 15th of May - 15th of September


Whale Watching Andrea Whale Watching Express Rósin
Adults: ISK 9900 Adults: ISK 9900
Children (7-15): ISK 4950 Children (7-15): ISK 4950
Children (0-6): free Children (0-6): free


Adults: ISK 2000
Children 7-15 years: ISK 1000
Children 0-6 years: free

Important note: Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to departure for check in and boarding - recommended time is 30 minutes, to be on the safe side.


The Andrea is the biggest whale watching boat in Iceland with fantastic inside and outside viewing areas and a safe family-friendly environment. A comfortable seating area with big windows is available inside, as well as a Café & Souvenir shop on board. Outside, the viewing decks are extra-large, so everyone can find a spot by the railing and get close to the amazing nature and scenery all around.

The Rósin (Rose) is the fastest whale watching express boat in Iceland, one of a kind. It's a fast cruiser, equipped with the state-of-the-art technology and has luxurious facilities, to ensure everyone's safety and comfort during the voyage.

During the tour the guides will inform the passengers about safety precautions, surroundings and the wildlife.


Mobility issues: If you have any mobility issues, please let us know in advance and you will be assisted. The boats are equipped to be as accessible as possible, and the tour operator is always happy to help out – please just ask.

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