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Whale Watching on Faxaflói Bay

Witness a variety of whales, birds and other wildlife in their native environment on this unforgettable cruise around Iceland's Faxaflói Bay.

This whale watching tour takes you sailing from Reykjavík out to Faxaflói bay which is home of variety of whales, dolphins and other marine life including sea birds like the Puffin, Arctic tern, Gannet and gulls.

The most common sightings include dolphins and humpback whales and or rarer occasions, minke whales and killer whales.

Specially built for whale watching the spacious vessel offers variety of platforms for watching the whales as well an indoor viewing area with large windows.

To keep you warm and comfortable there are warm overalls on board, but there is also hot drinks and light refreshments in the on-board café.

After the tour you can explore the Whale Exhibition Centre to find out more about 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 sea birds.

Experience Includes

  • Chance to see a wide variety of whales and dolphins in their natural habitat
  • Enjoy the diverse bird life of Faxaflói bay
  • Pick-ups from most hotels and guesthouses in Reykjavik
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Entrance to the Whale Exhibition Room

Experience Excludes

  • Return transfer to your hotel - the harbour is located only a short walk from downtown Reykjavik and the majority of hotels in the city
  • Meals, snacks or refreshments
  • Optional gratuities


Daily, year round.

Start times

Varies throughout the year - see calendar.


Approximately 3 hours.

Terms & Conditions

  • You will receive a voucher for this experience. Please read it thoroughly.
  • You will be required to present a printed copy of your voucher at the time of tour departure.
  • Pick-up from hotels and guesthouses starts 45 minutes before the tour departure time. You will be advised specific times upon reconfirmation locally.
  • Please note you will be collected from your hotel and taken to the Gray Line Iceland depot to wait for the rest of your group to arrive/be collected. Depending on hotel locations etc. this can sometimes take 15-45 minutes. Once everyone is present, your tour will depart.
  • This tour may not be suitable for people over the age of 65 years, people with back problems and pregnant women.
  • If possible, bring warm outdoor clothing like a fleece sweater, cap and gloves and proper foot wear.
  • Minimum height for this tour is 140 cm.
  • This tour does not include return transfer to your hotel or guest house. The harbour is located only a short walk from central Reykjavik and the majority of hotels in the city.