Dolphin & whale watching in Reykjavik

THE 10 BEST Dolphin & Whale Watching in Reykjavik, Iceland

Dolphin & Whale Watching in Reykjavik

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6 hours
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2 hours
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4–5 hours
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3–4 hours
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  • Paul w
    4 contributions
    informative and friendly staff/crew, saw whales which was a bonus (viewing not guaranteed) with one surfacing right next to the boat
    Written January 26, 2023
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  • Jack S
    Morden, UK5 contributions
    An amazing trip.
    Cozy and warm inside and not crowded, comfortable inside cabin with a bar serving hot/cold soft/harder drinks.
    Saw a closeup of a young humpback, came right up along side our boat, 1 in a million experience, you know you had some good luck when the guide asks you to upload the videos to share!
    We were also lucky and had a good laugh with some other couples on the trip which did make it even more fun.
    When you looked at some of the other boats and saw how many people were crammed on it really solidified our choice to spend a bit more, if you can find it in your budget to spend a little more then I would would highly recommend doing so.
    Written January 21, 2023
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  • Becci
    Hitchin, UK2 contributions
    This was a brilliant day, the tour guide was very knowledgeable and funny. The thermal suits were great and we were very excited to see a Humpback Whale. The Northern lights part of the tour was also really special, I'd definitely recommend seeing them from the boat. A great day out.
    Written January 16, 2023
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  • Malou75
    Helsinki, Finland21 contributions
    We were lucky to see some whales in the first bay and didn’t need to go further out. The guide was just excellent!
    There is a cafe on board selling a nice variety of food and drinks.
    Written December 29, 2022
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  • Nicola H
    Bromley, UK21 contributions
    What a fantastic trip!
    We had only been out for around 15 minutes when we were so lucky to see a humpback whale! The tour guide was so enthusiastic and so interesting to listen to! I can’t remember his name but he said he was a marine biologist. Really good
    Thank you!!
    Written January 14, 2023
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  • Laura R
    2 contributions
    Can't say enough about how amazing the horses are. A highlight among many Iceland delights. Same goes for the whale watching. Amazing scenery and lots of sightings. The only warning is that, if you are driving yourself, make sure you have a plan for getting to the boat on time. We almost missed the whale watching and had to parking illegally to have any chance of making the boat. As it was, we were the last to board and I think they had to hold the departure a few minutes so we could make it.
    Written January 3, 2023
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  • scott c
    2 contributions
    Great team, awesome tour, fully recommend! Not far outside of Reykjavik and in time for pick-up. Definitely recommend.
    Written November 23, 2022
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  • Lesley P
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates30 contributions
    Excellent opportunity to see whales!
    Instructions were clear and it was such an amazing opportunity.
    Felt very safe and had fun.
    I would definitely suggest doing this instead of the big boats
    Written November 1, 2022
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  • D G
    1 contribution
    This was top of my list when visiting Iceland.
    Lucas was the guide and kept us informed throughout the trip.
    I got to see a humpback and minke
    They even provide complimentary sea sickness tablets
    Written November 29, 2022
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  • Cher W
    6 contributions
    An amazing experience. We saw dolphins and whales but the highlight of the trip was the sunset, it was absolutely beautiful and would definitely go back just to experience the midnight sun again.
    Written August 27, 2022
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  • mikey206
    5 contributions
    Both crew members where great and found us a humpback whale! My dream came true to see one. The birds diving in the sea where also fab and the dolphins were everywhere diving under the boat. We also seen porpoises and lucky enough to see a minke whale for a far. It was such a fun ride on the boat and would definitely recommend this company, would do it again in a second.
    Written September 24, 2022
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  • Jennifer H
    1 contribution
    Whale watching was a fantastic experience and would highly recommend it. I got the package with the puffins but didn’t see as many puffins as I thought. If I was to do again I would just do whale watching 👍. Bonus we had great weather and sun shining.
    Written June 16, 2019
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  • Gary L
    Basildon, UK31 contributions
    We were booked on this two-part trip. Unfortunately we received a call in the morning to say that the whale-watching trip on that day was cancelled due to weather, but it was re-booked for another day. The Northern Lights trip did go ahead and the trip was as good as we could have expected in the circumstances. The boat was large with all the facilities you would expect, plus warm body-suits were available to allow us to stay on deck if desired without getting frozen. We did get to see the lights, although it was only for the last 30 minutes of the trip and they were fairly underwhelming in all honesty. Obviously that’s not the fault of the tour company, but it did mean we needed to book additional trips on subsequent nights to try and see a better show, as having technically seen the lights on our booked trip, we couldn’t take advantage of the offer of additional free trips should the lights not appear.

    The postponed whale watching trip was also cancelled due to weather, but when requested, we did received a partial refund on the tour cost, as we were unable to do the whale-watching before the end of our trip.
    Written October 26, 2019
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  • jmy67
    Eden Prairie, MN8 contributions
    Iga knows whales & speaks several langs, but queasy from wearing the suits. Saw a few humpbacks 👍🏼
    Written September 16, 2021
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