Reykjavík whale watching
Activities

Reykjavík whale watching

Free cancellation
Language: English , German
Availability: Daily
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: from 3 hours to 3 hours 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Get onboard one of the largest whale-watching boats
  • Bring the whole family - everyone will love it
  • Unique experience - definitely something to write home about
What to expect

Join the experienced crew of Special Tours for a whale watching adventure you won't forget! This tour typically sails on Andrea, one of the largest whale-watching boats in Iceland known for her stability and comfort.

The Andrea gives extra comfort, with great inside and outside viewing decks. The Andrea is very family-friendly with an educational and interactive focus where their passengers get to see and feel whale teeth and bones and see specimens from the ocean that are shown to them on an on-board screen using special microscopes.

The most common whales spotted include Minke Whales, White-Beaked Dolphins, Harbor Porpoises and even the majestic Humpback Whales.

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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
    • Guided boat tour
    • Free ticket to try again in case of no sightings
    • Warm floatable overalls provided for your comfort and safety (also available for children)
    • Wi-Fi, Café and Souvenirs on board
    • WCs on board
    What's not included
    • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
    Reduced price
    • Child (0-6): free of charge
    • Youth (7-15): reduced
    Where

    Geirsgata 11, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

    Meeting point:

    The starting point for this tour is the Special Tours Ticket Office.

    What to remember
    • Warm clothes and good footwear are recommended - and don't forget your camera!
    • The tour is dependent on weather and sightings cannot be guaranteed
    • Weather and sea conditions can be unpredictable during the winter months. The captains will make their decision to sail based on many years of experience, always keeping in mind passenger safety and comfort.
    • Sometimes in the winter, you might sail from other harbors south of Reykjavik for better sea conditions, in which case we provide transport for all our passengers to and from Reykjavik. In this case the tour might be slightly longer due to the extra drive
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    When

    Departure times:

    • 09:00am - From 01 March to 15 November
    • 01:00pm - All year
    • 05:00pm - From 15 May to 30 September
    • English: available all year-round
    • German: available from May 1st - Sept 30th
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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 2 hours before the experience begins.

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