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AH75  Whale Watching All year round

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Tour Description

On this fantastic whale watching tour you will observe the whales in their native environment which is an unforgettable experience.

We will sail on Faxaflói bay, home of a unique variety of Minke whale, the Humpback, Harbor Porpoise and the White-beaked Dolphins, which are all common sights on this tour. 
The local bird life is also diverse, including such birds as the Arctic Tern, the Gannet and many varieties of Gull.

After the tour you can explore the Whale Exhibition Center that enables you to witness the mysteries of the ocean. It is situated in an old capelin-fishing vessel “Fífill” which has been transformed into an exhibition and information centre on whales and seabirds.

The entrance to the Whale Exhibition Room is free of charge for whale watching passengers. A return transfer is not included in the tour price. The harbour is just a "stones throw" away from the city centre, so it will only take you a few minutes to reach the city centre on foot after your tour. Local busses, taxis and a shuttle service (offered by the whale watching company Elding), are available to those who don't want to go to Reykjavik city centre (extra charge).
 
Winter whale watching from Reykjavik
During winter whale watching from Reykjavik is scheduled daily from 1 October to 31 March at 13:00. The most common whales in the winter are dolphins, humpback whales and killer whales. Minke whales are rarely seen on whale watching tours from November and throughout March.
 
Knowledgeable Informative on  tours who tell you about your trip and describe what you can see and where to look, together with an introduction and safety guide. We tell you about the seabirds and nature in the Faxafloi bay. How much we see depends on the sea conditions and season, but our qualified guides are happy to try to answer all your questions.
 
No two whale watching trips are the same, we need to be flexible and organize your trip taking sea conditions, weather and seasons into account. We rarely have to go further than 15 nautical miles from the harbour.

Warm clothing is available on board in case , but we do advise you to wear warm clothes. We also offer hot drinks and light refreshments in our on-board café. Alternatively, you can sit inside the boat in the warmth, where you can enjoy the view from large windows. 
 
 
 

Itinerary Details:

Included:
Guidance as shown under Guidance below
Transfer to Harbour
Whale Watching Tour
 
Excluded:
Transfer back to your hotel
 
Online Booking: Up to 2 hours prior to tour departure
 
 
 

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Tour details

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Departure times
9:00 Mar-Oct / 13:00 all year / 17:00 Jun-Aug
 
Free hotel pick-up service
Pick-up: 8:00 Mar-Oct / 12:00 all year / 16:00 Jun-Aug
 
Duration
3 hours
 
Travelling with children
Child (0 - 6): FREE
Youth (7 - 15): 50% off
 

Price: 11.900 ISK
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Rowland wrote:
Wow - what an experience - fantastic!!
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Shiel wrote:
Interesting tour. . . but no whales! --- Iceland Excursions: --- Thank you for your review. Sadly as with all things in nature, the whales are sometimes not seen. All passengers are given free return tickets for as long as they can join the tour again and until they see whales. We hope you can make use of your free ticket at another date.
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Rowland wrote:
Wow - what an experience - fantastic!!

Shiel wrote:
Interesting tour. . . but no whales!
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Iceland Excursions:
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Thank you for your review. Sadly as with all things in nature, the whales are sometimes not seen. All passengers are given free return tickets for as long as they can join the tour again and until they see whales. We hope you can make use of your free ticket at another date.

Gronowski wrote:
Loved the passion of staff taking us on this trip. You can easily say they love what they do and will share the passion if you are up for it. Great trip.

Norata wrote:
Of the several excursions I did, this has been the less interesting, but, on the contrary of similar excursions in other countries (e.g. dolphin watching tour in Mauritius Island or crocodile watching in Miami Everglades), we actually saw many whales, but, of course, they stayed above the sea only for a couple of seconds, so it was very difficult to photo them. Anyhow we've been very lucky as we met a Basking Shark, we sailed for different minutes very close and we could admire its majesty! This made our tour really unique (it's been the first time, even for our giude, to meet a Basking Shark!!!)

Painivaara wrote:
Thank you. Whale watching tour was excellent and we manage to see some minke whales.Guide was excellent!!
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