Reykjavik Whale Watching
The excursion leaves from the harbor outside Harpa Reykjavik Concert and Conference Centre.
Duration 3 hours.
Tuesday, 26 October at 15:00 – 18:00
Join our expert crew and specially trained naturalists in search of the whales and wildlife off the coast of Reykjavík. The city view and the surrounding mountains are also not to be missed and add that something special to the experience.
Onboard you will find several viewing platforms, an indoor saloon with large wide-range windows, a cafeteria where you can buy light refreshments, toilet facilities and a cloak room where you can borrow blankets and overalls for the duration of the tour. You can stay outside in the fresh air, but you are also welcomed to settle inside the heated lounge and observe the views from within. Our excellent naturalists will give a commentary throughout and explain the sights and encounters as we go, and the crew is happy to answer any questions you may have along the way!
The most common species encountered on our tours are minke whales, humpback whales, white-beaked dolphins and harbor porpoises. Occasionally we also see other species such as killer whales, fin whales, sei whales and long-finned pilot whales, but they are not as common. The whales are most abundant in summer, giving us a great chance to enjoy and understand them in their natural environment while they are feeding on fish and krill, although each year continues to surprise us with the variety of wildlife we see in winter and our research shows that more and more whales are staying in the bay area year round!
Dress warmly and don’t be shy to also put on our warm overalls!