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Whale Watching in Reykjavik Region, Iceland Show 19 activities

Whale watching tours from Reykjavik combine the convenience of departing from the Old Harbor of the capital, with having a reliable chance to find white-beaked dolphins, harbour porpoises and Minke whales all year round and Humpback wales in the summer. Puffins included!

About Whale Watching in Reykjavik, Iceland

Iceland is the one of the best whale watching location in the world. The cold waters off the coast play host to a diverse marine life. The Reykjavik area is a popular whale watching place which combinies the convernience of the facilities in the capital town with the reliable chance to see Cetacea.

The best time for whale watching in Iceland is during the summer months, from April through September, when over 20 species of Cetacea—including the Orca, Minke, Humpback, and Blue Whale—can be seen. Whales and dolphins however tend to stay in the vicinity of Iceland year round. Whale watching tours are therefore popular year round. In summer, you can choose for RIB speedboats which enable a closer, more personal encounter, compared to traditional oak boats. 

We offer a great variety of whale watching tours in Reykjavik, Iceland. Get detailed information below and you can book instantly online.


Best Time to Visit

High season: June - August

Low season: October - April

Whale watching can be done all year long but April to September most species can be spotted. 

If you are looking for more outdoor adventures in Iceland, please refer to our Iceland Guide for more information.