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Classic Whale Watching from Reykjavik | The Original

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Experience the magic of whale watching on a cruise from Reykjavik. With a knowledgeable guide, cruise the coastal curve of Iceland to marvel at humpback and orca whales in their natural habitat. Scour the sea for sightings of porpoises and dolphins as you listen to fascinating facts surrounding the majestic creatures that inhabit the Icelandic ocean. Heighten your chances of seeing whales on this tour, the success rates of which are 95% in summer and 80% in winter.
  • Whale watching tour from Reykjavik
  • Learn about the fascinating wildlife that inhabits Iceland's ocean from a knowledgeable guide
  • Scour the see for sightings of other creatures like dolphins, porpoises and rare sea birds
  • Choose from multiple departures to best suit your schedule
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Excellent live guide
Overalls, raincoats and blankets
Admission to Wildlife Exhibition
Free WiFi on board
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Ægisgarður 7, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

Make sure to arrive at our red and white ticket office no later than 15 min. before the tour departs.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please note: tour may need to sail from other harbours, if weather conditions are unfavourable. In this case, the local operator will provide complimentary transportation to the harbour, and the tour will last up to 5 hours including transfers.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Elding Whale Watching

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Classic Whale Watching from Reykjavik | The Original?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Classic Whale Watching from Reykjavik | The Original?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Classic Whale Watching from Reykjavik | The Original?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Classic Whale Watching from Reykjavik | The Original?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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What is the maximum group size during Classic Whale Watching from Reykjavik | The Original?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers.

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We got to see both...
Ina_S
, Sep 2021
We got to see both humpback whales and minke whales as well as some dolphins. It was a good guide who told us a lot of interesting informations and let us passengers know when and where we could see the animals.
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Disappointed
Amanda_J
, Sep 2021
Trip was cancelled due to poor weather. Was not contacted before I travelled to the departure point even though they had my details.
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A brilliant afternoon whale watching
Michael_H
, Sep 2021
A fantastic and memorable afternoon!!! Two humpback whales keep the whole boat entertained for ages.
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Really saw whales!
Viachaslau
, Sep 2021
Nice travel around the northern sea. Be prepared to wear waterproof clothing, if not - boat team can give you overall. Two whales spotted, moved around our boat for 20-30 minutes. Worth it!
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10/10 would book this again
Rylana_S
, Sep 2021
We booked a tour at 09.00 o clock on tuesday but got truck in traffic. The lady from the reception was very friendly And changed our tour time to 13.00 o clock, no problem at all. We saw 2 humpback wales and 1 minke wale. The humpbacks were so close, maybe 1 or 2 meters in front of The boat and they were circling around for like an hour. 10/10 would book this tour again!
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We saw whales!
Henri_C
, Sep 2021
We saw whales! 2 humpbacks, very curious, hung around the boat for over half an hour. An absolutely amazing experience! The overalls were a god send in the rain and wind, but once the whales came we didn't even notice the weather! An amazing trip, brilliant team on the boat. Can't recommend enough
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Whale watch
Lisa_L
, Sep 2021
We saw several whales and sea birds- amazing how close we were able to get to the whales! Narrator was knowledgeable and interesting- highly recommend! Seas were rough but that is the way of the water. Just have to know that seeing whales can't be guaranteed by the staff. Up to the animals!
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disappointing
Rebecca_B
, Sep 2021
Tr Very disappointing we didn’t see any very expensive whales for a boat ride and a waste of time…..
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Whales galore
Kathleen_A
, Aug 2021
Saw several whales but alas though I took Dramamine I was very sick. Friendly staff though not one checked on me when I laid on the back deck of the boat
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We did see a humpback...
Lior_B
, Aug 2021
We did see a humpback whale and tracked it. It was an amazing experience. The crew, including Estelle the marine biologist and Jorge the other marine biologist, have clear instructions and explanations, they were looking for whales all the time with binoculars and we of course looked as well. The whole boat crew seemed to Wirk like a Swiss click all aiming at spotting the whales, changing directions, speeding up, slowing down, very reactive, and thanks to that we really saw that particular humpback whale maybe ten times within one hour. A very worthwhile experience.
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