RIB Express - Whale Wathing

RIB Express - Whale Wathing

This is a once in a lifetime boat experience! See the whales up close.

Highlights: Speeding boat • Bird life • The open sea • Sea Life

Activities: Bird Watching, Sightseeing Tours in Iceland, Whale Watching Reykjavik
  • Available: Apr-Oct
  • Duration: 1-2 hrs
  • Region: Reykjavik Area
  • Level of difficulty: Low
Price per person:
21990 ISK

Looking for excitement and adventures?

For the summer of 2018 we have added an amazing new RIB boat to our fleet! During our brand-new 2-hour RIB Express tour, we will take you out to get up close and personal with the magnificent whales of Faxaflói Bay.

Tour description

Our 12-meter-long boat allows us to get very close to the animals in a way that’s extra safe for both our passengers and the whales. On the way out to the whale watching area, we will stop by the puffin island Akurey to catch a glimpse of these adorable seabirds that live around the coast of Iceland during their nesting season. When we head out into the bay, it’s a fast, thrilling ride with the wind in your hair – we have a comfortable cruising speed of 32 knots so we have plenty of time out in the whales’ feeding grounds. And then on the way back to the harbor, we take a scenic route along the coast of Reykjavík, a perfect photo opportunity!

Our RIB was custom built in the UK for us, and has been equipped with suspension seating, or “shock seats”, for extra safety and comfort while on board. These shock seats are scientifically proven to provide a more cushioned ride than any other type of seats, meaning a much more comfortable ride than other companies’ RIBs with stationary seats, even in choppier seas.

To keep our passengers cozy and safe, we provide everyone with warm flotation suits, lifevests, gloves, and goggles. On every tour we have an expert, experienced guide who will provide information about the animals and the bay in English. Just don’t forget your camera – this will be a true Special Tours wildlife adventure!

What's included

  • Warm overalls, lifevests, gloves and goggles provided
  • A visit to the Puffin Island in the summertime
  • Scenic route along the Reykjavík coastline
  • Suspension seats for extra comfort
  • We get you extra close!
  • Free ticket to join our Whale Watching Classic or Whale Watching Express tour if there are no sightings!

What to bring:

  • Your camrea and a big smile on your face!!

Tour details:

DURATION: 2 hours



Please note that this tour is not recommended for pregnant women, people with back problems or severe heart conditions, children under 10 years or people under 130 cm.


09:00, 11:00, 14:00, 16:00 (Season: 15th April - 31st October)

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