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Whale Watching

43 niðurstöður

Katla Whale Watching

Ægisgarður 5f, 101 Reykjavík

Mountain Family

Vesturberg 148, 111 Reykjavík

Mountain Family specializes in quality tours with trusted partners around Iceland.
Customers who book early are offered discounts.

Whale Watching Hauganes

Hauganes, 621 Dalvík

Whale Watching Hauganes is Iceland's oldest whale watching tour operator, based in the heart of Eyjafjörður fjord from where the whales are usually just a few minutes away. We always see humpback whales in our tours but also minke whales, harbour porpoises and dolphins. With some luck you can see orca whales (killer whales) and blue whales.  

It only takes you 25 minutes to drive to Hauganes from Akureyri. 

We operate two classic Icelandic oak boats that are both spacious and extremely stable in the still fjord of Eyjafjörður fjord which is well sheltered from the open North Atlantic Ocean. Inluded in our Whale Watching & Sea Angling tours you can enjoy sea angling at the end of the tour where you can take the filleted fish with you to enjoy later on.  

All our tours are carbon neutral as we plant one tree for each tour and blend the oil with bio-diesel made locally from frying oils from local restaurants.  

Also in Hauganes you will find a lovely restaurant, Baccalá Bar, a campsite, and the extremely popular hot tubs down by the black beach of Sandvík. You will find the unique beer spas just 5 minutes north from us, the only one of their kind in North Europe. 

Daily departures at 13:30 (1:30 pm) (if the minimum required is
reached). 

Sea angling at the end of the tour. Tour duration: 2,5 - 3 hours. Included: warm overalls (are also flotations suits), fishing rods, coffee and hot chocolate and pastries. 

For more info call +354 867 0000, send an email to whales@whales.is or check out www.whales.is

Special Tours Akureyri

Oddeyrarbót 1, 600 Akureyri

Whale watching tours with Special Tours from Akureyri, Iceland, are an exhilarating experience for any nature lover! 

Venturing out into the scenic fjord of Eyjafjörður, these tours offer beautiful encounters with humpback whales and other cetacean species in their natural habitat. Our knowledgeable and friendly guides enrich every journey with insights into the wildlife and landscape of North Iceland, and our fast yet comfortable catamaran Lilja provides the perfect vessel for a rendezvous with the ocean's gentle giants. 

Our tours are operated from May through September with daily departures at 9:00 and 13:00.

North Sailing Whale Watching

Hafnarstétt 9, 640 Húsavík

The eco-friendly whale watching company

Enjoy the great variety of marine life in the unique environment of Skjálfandaflói bay aboard North Sailing’s meticulously renovated oak boats. Since its founding in 1995, North Sailing has been a pioneer of sustainable tourism, as well as being the first company in Iceland to offer regular whale watching tours. Whale watching is a popular activity for visitors to Iceland, and the company’s operations have grown fast.

 The fishing village of Húsavík is now renowned for its spectacular whale watching opportunities, and Skjálfandaflói bay is one of only a handful of places in the world where the blue whale, the largest mammal on earth, is known to visit regularly. 

North Sailing’s whale watching tours have given Húsavík the reputation of being Europe’s whale watching capital. One of North Sailing’s most ambitious goals is to empower sustainable tourism, and the company has put a lot of care and skill into renovating and maintaining its fleet of old oak fishing-ships. 

First company in the world to offer carbon-free whale watching  

On July 12th, 2015, the renovated schooner Opal, with its uniquely designed electrical system, was launched. The launching marked a world-wide first: Offering carbon-free whale watching tours by using only wind and electricity for propulsion.

 In 2016, North Sailing started offering carbon-free whale watching tours, called Silent Whale Watching allowing passengers to experience whale watching on a completely different level. A breathtaking aspect of the experience is listening to the whales. 

North Sailing has received a number of awards and acknowledgements for its eco-friendly operations and innovative new designs, for example it received the Environmental Recognition of the Icelandic Tourist Board for the second time in 2015, as well as being awarded the silver prize at the coveted World Responsible Tourism Awards for “Best Innovation for Carbon Reduction”. 

North Sailing offers a variety of exciting tours, such as whale watching tours in Hjalteyri/Árskógssandur in Eyjafjörður (approx. 15-minute drive from Akureyri), evening tours in Reykjavík onboard the amazing hybrid-electric Ópal, week-long expeditions in Scoresby Sund on the east coast of Greenland, and so much more. 

 Day Tours:

  • Húsavík Original Whale Watching (1 March - 30 November)
    - Duration: 3 hrs
  • Silent Whale Watching (1 May - 30 September)
    - Duration: 3 hrs
  • Whales & Sails (1 June - 10 August)
    - Duration: 3 hrs
  • Whales & Puffins (16 April - 19 August)
    - Duration: 3,5 hrs)
  • Whale Watching from Eyjafjörður (1 June - 30 September)
    - Duration 2,5 hrs 
  • Experience Greenland
    - Season: July 26th - September 13th 2023

Specially designed tours on request.

Gray Line Iceland

Klettagarðar 4, 104 Reykjavík

Gray Line Iceland is one of the leading travel specialists in Iceland offering services for all travelers visiting Iceland as well as coach rental with first class coaches.

We operate a great variety of scheduled day tours from Reykjavik with expert guides who love to show around our country. Our Airport Express service is available every day between Keflavik International Airport and Reykjavik in connection with most scheduled flights.

All of our vehicles are equipped with safety belts, Wi-Fi, TV and DVD and vehicles with toilet facilities and extra foot space can be arranged. We also offer 4x4 vehicles to access the Icelandic highlands.

Our expert staff has assisted tourist for over 30 years, and we are proud of our local experts that offer personal service and assistance to our customers from all over the world.

Contact us at sales@grayline.is, visit www.grayline.is or call us at +354 540 1313.

Vigson

Nóatún 31, 105 Reykjavík

Sjóferðir Kela/Keli Sea Tours

Oddeyrarbót 1, 600 Akureyri

Keli SeaTours/Keliseatours.is

Keli SeaTours is a small family-whale watching company in Akureyri. Three brothers named Egill-, Halldór- and Sævar Áskelssons bought in October 2015 a 40 year old and almost 30 tonn oak boat. The boat was scheduled for disassembly and to be sold for scraps.  Áskell Egilsson (Keli) was our father. He along with his his colleagues built this boat back in 1975 in Akureyri. In 2015 we got it back and renovated it after its 40 years of sailing and fishing all around Iceland.  

We would love to take you out on our traditional oak boat for close encounters with the gentle giants that come to our beautiful Eyjafjordur. If you are looking for the authentic whale watching experience in Iceland. Scheduled tours for whale watching  from May to end of September and a possibility of private trips and sea-angling.  We have free coffee, hot chocolate and some biscuits on board for our customers.  We also have warm overalls (floating suits) for everyone on board to keep everbody warm and safe and ofcourse we have a toilette on board. Note, it is better to wear good walking shoes, and take gloves and hat with you.  Estimated time for a trip of whale watching is 3 hours. Be sure to check us out.   Tel. 546-7000

Ferðaeyjan

Ármúli 42, 108 Reykjavík

Harpa Yachts

Ægisgarður 5G, 101 Reykjavík

Experience Iceland from the sea in a unique way. Harpa Yachts offers private tours for groups that are tailored and customized to fit everyone.  A selection of pre-made tours is available ranging from sea-angling, sightseeing, bird watching, and whale watching, tours ranging from one hour. With the option of specific customization for any tour regarding pick-up, food or drink offerings.

On board the yacht can service clients with everything from banquets, to meetings, anniversaries to birthdays or any other social gathering imaginable.

Reykjavík Sea Adventures

Ægisgarður 3, 101 Reykjavík

Reykjavik Sea Adventures specializes in Whale and Puffin Watching tours from the old harbor in the center of Reykjavík. We also offer Sea Angling tours.

Arctic See Angling and Hunting

Böggvisbraut 6, 620 Dalvík

Please contact for tours and booking information.

Wild Westfjords

Hafnarstræti 9-13, 400 Ísafjörður

Let us show you the Westfjords! We offer exciting & efficient travel experiences in our wild natural environment and take great pride in providing a friendly, flexible & responsible service.

 We offer various day & multi-day tours, with the option of making your own private tour or joining a scheduled departure:

- Self drive around the Westfjords with a personalised travel plan.

- Explore highlights and hard to reach places alike in our super jeeps.

- Trek with us to mountain peaks for the most panoramic views.

- Enrich your visit by getting introduced to local culture.

Or check out the rest of our comprehensive selection of Westfjords tours from our Isafjordur office and all over the region.

 

We are also a fully licenced travel agency specialising in self drive & private tours and customised holidays all over Iceland.

We customise tours starting from Reykjavik and make any travel arrangements required within Iceland when a complete package solution is preferred.

Contact us for the best solution for your trip!

Fish Partner

Dalvegur 16b, 201 Kópavogur

Please contact for tours and booking information.

Iceland Outfitters Day Tours

Hrauntunga 81, 200 Kópavogur

Please contact for tours and booking information.

Láki Tours

Nesvegur 5, 350 Grundarfjörður

Láki Tours offers responsible whale watching tours from Ólafsvík and puffin tours from Grundarfjörður in Snæfellsnes. We also offer whale watching tours from Hólmavík in the Westfjords. 

Whale Watching from Ólafsvík

West Iceland is a paradise for whale enthusiasts and famous for its unique whale species. Snæfellsnes is the only area in Iceland where orcas are seen regularly. Another unique species around Snæfellsnes are sperm whales. Sperm whales are the largest toothed whales in the world and one of the deepest diving whales. Other species we reguluarly see on our whale trips are humpback whales, minke whales, pilot whales, and white-beaked dolphins. Our whale watching tours from Ólafsvík run between February and September and last between 2 to 3.5 hours. Seeing the magnificent landscape around the glacier and the famous mount Kirkjufell from sea is an additional highlight.

Season: February - September

Address: Norðurtangi 9, 355 Ólafsvík. 

Puffin tours from Grundarfjörður

A nature reserve on the nearby island Melrakkaey attracts hundreds of puffins and other seabirds. From Grundarfjörður, our 1,5 hour puffin tour on a traditional oak boat offers a great opportunity to see these amazing birds in their nesting environment. It is wonderful to see puffins lined up along the edge of the cliffs like sentries on watch while the other birds wade and warble through the waves around the island with its basalt columns. A slow cruise around the island gives photographers a golden opportunity to capture the variety of birds on the island through their lenses. This amazing trip is not just about birds - the setting for the trip with Mt. Kirkjufell dominating the scenery also lends enchantment to the view.  

Season: June - August

Address: Nesvegur 1-3, 350 Grundarfjörður

Follow us on social media where we regularly post photos from our whale watching tours - Facebook , Instagram 

Beffa Tours / Harbour Inn Guesthouse

Dalbraut 1, 465 Bíldudalur

Beffa Tours is a family owned and operated boat tour company, in Bíldudalur.

Join us on an enjoyable and exciting adventure at sea and experience the incredible whales of Arnarfjörður, try your luck sea angling or a little bit of both. In the summer we offer daily whale watching tours. The fjords backdrop is the "Westfjords Alps" which you will enjoy on the cruise. Our boat is a comfortable family crusing boat which can carry up to 7 passengers.

We offer private and semi private tours. Included in the price is safety gear, refreshments on board and blankets. It is recommended to dress according to weather, although if you get cold you are welcome to sit inside the boat and have a chat with the captain while searching for the whales.

Whale watching schedule:
June 20th- August 20th: Upon request, duration 2 hours
August 20th- October 31st: upon request, duration 2 hours

Sea angling schedule:
Book on our website or by phone.

Private tours:
Book on our website or by phone.

Please contact for tours and booking information.

Vakinn

Reykjavik Excursions

BSÍ Bus Terminal, 101 Reykjavík
Reykjavik Excursions by Icelandia offers a wide variety of day tours, enabling travelers to visit and experience many of the most stunning and exotic places in Iceland: The Blue Lagoon, Northern Lights tours, the Golden Circle, national parks and the majestic Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. With the most extensive and newest coach fleet in Iceland, Reykjavik Excursions hires only local, officially licensed guides and offers free wi-fi and USB charger ports in every seat. For the more adventurous and independent traveler, Reykjavik Excursions operates the Highland Bus. These are modified coaches, designed to cross rivers and navigate the most challenging mountain roads, which take hikers into the stunning Icelandic Highlands.

Touris

Fiskislóð 77, 101 Reykjavík

TOURIS is a fully licensed Travel Agent and an Iceland Tour Operator with over 30 years of experience. TOURIS offers tours in Iceland for individuals and groups. Welcome to Iceland.

Whether you want to travel individually or with a group, we take a pride to offer cheap Iceland travel packages and tours catering all budget scales. Whether you prefer Self Drive Tours or want to enjoy guided bus tours, we are here to make all the arrangements. Tourists can further make their Holidays exhilarating by hiring private tour guide or availing Iceland 4X4 Tours. Whichever service you may choose from our catalogue, satisfaction is assured. With our help, tours in this beautiful icy country will be great beyond your expectations.

Amazing Westfjords

Mávagarður , 400 Ísafjörður

Láki Tours

Hafnarbraut 14, 510 Hólmavík

Láki Tours offers responsible whale watching from Hólmavík in the south-eastern Westfjords area called Strandir. The most common whales in the fjord are humpback whales. They are known for their spectacular acrobatic behavior which can include flipper and tail slapping, its curiosity around boats and breaching.

Join our knowledgeable crew for a great time out in the Steingrimsfjordur Fjord. This fjord is incredibly sheltered from most wind directions meaning the boat trip is usually very smooth and calm plus tours rarely have to be canceled. Since the whales often stay very close to land this 2-hour tour with almost 100% sighting guarantee is one of the shortest whale watching options in Iceland. It is the perfect trip for families, provides golden opportunities for photographers and is ideal for travelers who are afraid of getting sea sick.

Follow us on social media where we regularly post photos from our whale watching tours – Facebook, Instagram

Iceland Discover

Ægisgarður 5b, 101 Reykjavík

Iceland Discover is a leading tour operator in Iceland, specializing in providing high-quality, fun, and safe adventure tours. Our expert guides will take you on a journey of a lifetime, showing you the best of what Iceland has to offer. Whether you're looking for an exciting whale watching tour, a chance to see the Northern Lights, a Golden Circle tour, or a day tour exploring the beauty of Iceland, we have something for everyone. Our tours are designed to showcase the incredible Icelandic wildlife, stunning landscapes, and unique culture. Join us for an adventure that you'll never forget! Book your trip today and experience the best tours in Iceland with Iceland Discover.

Friends of Moby Dick

Hafnarstétt 35, 640 Húsavík
At our family-run whale watching business, we believe that every tour should be an unforgettable experience. That's why we work tirelessly to ensure that our guests have the best possible whale watching experience. Our boat is equipped with the latest technology and safety equipment, and our knowledgeable guides will share their passion for the whales of Skjalfandi with you on your journey.

Akureyri Whale Watching

Oddeyrarbót 2 / Torfunesbryggja, 600 Akureyri

Please contact for tours and booking information.

West Tours

Aðalstræti 7, 400 Ísafjörður

West Tours is a well-established travel agency and tour operator based in Ísafjörður, the capital of the Westfjords.

West Tours has more than 20 years of experience in the Westfjords tourism sector and is formed by shareholders and partners all around the region and wider. The agency is run by a young, encouraged team all year round and aims on selling activities and other touristic services all around the region.

We gladly assist individuals, groups, couples or families with their travel plans to the Westfjords peninsula, no matter if a longer trip, weekend trip or day trip with or without guide is on your wish list.

 

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Iceland Outfitters

Hrauntunga 81, 200 Kópavogur

Private boat tours from Reykjavik.  Whale watching, sea angling, puffin watching, midnight sail. 

Up to 10 passengers 

Picnic included

Season, April 1st to November 30th

 

Iceland Outfitters is a travel agency and tour operator focusing on fishing, hunting and luxury travel tours.   The Atlantic Salmon is a major attraction for anglers from all over the world and our regular guests visit us to fish every year for up to many decades.   Iceland also offers trout, sea trout, char and arctic char fishing in our freshwater river and lakes.  Life is better when you fish!

 

Most guests join us fishing / hunting for 3 - 6 days but fly fishing, sea angling and hunting day tours are also offered seasonally from Reykjavik, Akureyri and West Iceland. 

Day tour fishing season: April 1 - October 20

Day tour goose and duck hunting season: September 15 - December 15 

 

Iceland Outfitters also offers fishing and hunting tours to Greenland, Scotland, Estonia and Croatia. 

Húsavík Adventures

Suðurgarður 6, 640 Húsavík

Húsavík Adventures offers a unique experience for tourists travelling in Iceland. We offer Big Whales and Puffins and Midnight Sun Whale Watching (the latter tour is available from 1st of june to 31st July).

Húsavík is located in the northern part of Iceland on the eastern shore of Skjálfandi Bay. Húsavík is known as the Whale Capital of Iceland. Welcome to our ticket office at Hafnarstétt 11, Húsavík.

Click here to view our introduction video!

SEA TRIPS

Ægisgarður 3, 101 Reykjavík

Please contact for tours and booking information.

Reykjanes Tours

Hafnargata 39, 230 Reykjanesbær

Reykjanes tours is your travel companion on the Reykjanes peninsula and Iceland. We at Reykjanes Tours specialize in Reykjanes and surroundings, although longer trips throughout Iceland are also available. We work hard to be a personal and excellent service provider, we know you have often heard this before, but we mean it. Check out what is available and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to send us an email. With hopes of a wonderful journey, Reykjanes Tours. 

 

Whale Safari / Mr. Puffin

Ægisgarður 5D, 101 Reykjavík

We at Whale Safari are pioneers in whale and puffin watching on RIB boats here in Iceland.. The company was founded with the ambition to bring nature lovers and adventurers closer to the wildlife and nature of Faxaflói bay. All our tours are personal small group tours and they are real ocean safaris, as the ride on our RIB speedboats out on the North Atlantic waters is an adventure in itself.   

From April to October we offer scheduled wildlife tours as well as a variety of private tours - ideal for tailored itineraries both for groups and individuals. Our tours leave from the Old Harbour in Reykjavík, conveniently located right in Reykjavík's city center.   Our aim is to provide outstanding whale and puffin watching tours in harmony with nature. Therefore we use our fast & fun RIB boats with the utmost respect for the wildlife. 

In our fleet we have 6 RIB speedboats or zodiac's that seat 12 passengers each so we can accommodate both groups and individuals for an up close & personal experience. We offer up to 19 daily departures during the high season both for puffin watching tours and two hours tours that combine whale watching and puffin watching - not just during the day also early morning tours and evening tours. The RIB boats are a very special kind of inflatable power boats that are lightweight but with high performance abilities which make them extremely stable, nimble and therefore seaworthy! Our passengers can comfortably & securely enjoy their adventures out on the North Atlantic waters.

Iceland Events

Grensásvegur 58, 108 Reykjavík

Please contact for tours and booking information. 

Vogasjóferðir

Keflavíkurhöfn, 230 Reykjanesbær

Vogaseatours is a new small family company owned by Símon og Sigrún, started in 2017. In 2018 we bought the steelboat Særós. Særós is named after our two younger children  Sævar and Rós.

We operate from the Keflavík harbor, only some 7 minutes from the Keflavik International Airport and just about 45 minutes from the city of Reykjavík.

We offer whale watching, sea angling and sightseeing by sea, and other tours.

Please contact us for any details and questions you might have - info@vogaseatours.com 

Our website is vogaseatours.com

Eskimos Iceland

Skútuvogur 1b, 104 Reykjavík

LUXURY TRAVELEskimos is a privately owned luxury tour operator and DMC based in Reykjavik, Iceland. We specialise in planning, organising and operating tailor-made journeys for individuals and groups of all sizes. We take pride in offering you and your clients a premium travel service and will accommodate all of your needs from arrival to departure, fully tailored to your timeframe, budget and interests.

CREATIVITY AND KNOWLEDGEOur team has extensive knowledge of the country, from the coastal lowlands to the wild, interior highlands where nature reigns supreme. We regularly inspect and experience new venues and services, ensuring that no matter where our clients travel in Iceland, they will be in good hands. We also love receiving quirky requests and working on extravagant projects, so just let us know what you have in mind and we’ll make it happen!

WE CREATE EXPERIENCESWe operate privately guided tours and work closely with a network of first-class suppliers all around Iceland. From the Eskimos team in the office to our highly qualified guides and suppliers, we are all committed to providing impeccable service to our customers and delivering unforgettable experiences in Iceland. Our mission is to share a part of the world with you that few have experienced.  

Special Tours Akureyri

Oddeyrarbót 1, 600 Akureyri

Gentle Giants

Hafnarsvæði (Harbour Side), 640 Húsavík

Gentle Giants is a family-run company which has been offering tours from Húsavík, the Whale Capital of Iceland, since 2002. We are proud of our strong roots in Skjálfandi Bay with more than 160 years of family history in the bay.

Gentle Giants operates a fleet of traditional Icelandic oak boats, modern RIB speedboats, a fibreglass boat and sea kayaks. This gives us the unique opportunity to offer almost any kind of adventure at sea. Apart from the bestseller whale watching, other tours that we offer are e.g. sea angling, bird watching, kayak tours, yoga retreat, island visits with BBQ, and all kinds of high-end private and tailor-made adventures for individuals and groups of all sizes.

The company’s aim is to create memorable experiences while raising awareness about the gentle giants of the ocean and their habitat. Whales are seen on up to 97-99% of our tours. Our staff consists of highly educated and fully qualified both local and international people with various backgrounds and experiences who all share a passion for the sea and work hard to make every passenger feel good.

We can offer you:

-Untamed and unpredictable nature

-Bigger and smaller boats

-More personal experience

-Higher chances of finding whales

-160 years of our family history in Skjálfandi Bay

-Great respect to nature and minimum environmental impact

-Good memories and natural happiness

-Discounts for GG passengers by various local companies in Húsavík

Welcome aboard!

Iceland Travel

Skógarhlíð 12, 105 Reykjavík

Since 1937 Iceland Travel has been the leading travel company, tour operator and destination management company (DMC) in Iceland, offering top-quality services. 

Every day, Iceland Travel’s local experts craft once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences and take guests on extraordinary Icelandic journeys. We take pride in our diverse product portfolio that suit world-wide travel agents, high-level services, and deep connections to our community of businesses and suppliers here in Iceland. Our longstanding history is built on the extensive experience of our team and our commitment to preserving Iceland’s fragile natural environment.

Our active product development is built on cooperation with our licensed suppliers, on feedback from clients and guests and on ever-changing new trends. Our dedicated, hand-picked team are passionate about what they do and are constantly coming up with innovative ideas to tackle small and large scale projects. We have the expertise and flexibility to service high-volume clients. In addition, we appreciate that the success of our long running existence is based on our respect for the delicate and unique Icelandic nature.

Iceland Travel is part of Travel Connect , a leading tourism company that brings together 6 reputable and independent travel brands.

Iceland Travel is a member of many domestic and international associations, e.g. the Icelandic Travel Industry Association, the Iceland Convention and Incentive Bureau, the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA), the Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA), and many more.

Now that’s why Iceland Travel makes the ideal business partner!

Reykjavík Sailors

Hlésgata, Vesturbugt F, 101 Reykjavík

Explore Iceland's rich marine life and nature, admire splendid coastal scenery by boat on our tours leaving from Reykjavik. At Reykjavik Sailors, we are proud to be environmentally friendly and offer the best experience with respect for nature.

Choose Whale Watching tour to meet majestic marine species in their natural habitat or Northern Lights by boat to see the unique and spectacular show performed on the sky by nature.

Reykjavík Sailors was established in 2015, located in the old harbour in Reykjavík. Experience the best Iceland has to offer. We offer a wide range of fun activities at sea including Whale Watching, Northern Lights, Puffin, Sea angling tour where we taste the catch of the day straight from the sea.

Our tours are a unique experience and we do our best to make this a lifetime experience for our customers and enjoy the splendid scenery around the coast of Iceland in the warmth and safety of our comfortable whaler.

There are locations around the world that offer whale watching but few do it as well as our Reykjavik captain and crew and rarely year-round. Our goal is to send you home with several sightings and photos to remind you of your vacation for years to come.

We spend 3-3,5 hours on the water, searching for and marvelling over the marine life. Our experienced guides can answer any questions you may have and will tell you about each whale as you see it. Watch for Minke whales, Dolphins and Humpbacks on a Whale Watching cruise from Reykjavik and take in views of the coast from an open viewing platform or an enclosed cabin.

Many bird species can be spotted too, including adorable Puffins in the summer season. The peak season for whale watching extends from April to October, but of course, the ocean is always full of magical creatures, and you never know what you might see. This boat trip gives you the unique opportunity to see some of Iceland's most beautiful marine animals, along with the stunning scenery of the Icelandic coast.

On the cold winter nights, we take you away from the city glow for the best views of the Northern Lights. Sail out of Reykjavik on this 2-hour cruise and enjoy incredible views of the city and the sky. Enjoy snacks and refreshments in a heated indoor bar or put on some warm overalls and sit out on the deck to watch the stars and the light show above.

If looking for more adventure or unforgettable and unique memories find more challenging tours with us.

Please note: Whale Watching is a natural activity governed by the laws of the weather. If the trip is cancelled due to bad weather, the Whale Watching ticket is refunded if the following tour was not joined before or you can change your reservation to the next available day.

Please, check our DAILY DIARY before you come for the tour. All the important daily information of all our tours will be notified on our website.

If you don't see a whale, you have the option to take the tour again for free.

Exploring Iceland

Fálkastígur 2, 225 Garðabær

Exploring Iceland is a DMC based in Iceland and offers extensive B2B opportunities for individual travel offers, smaller and larger groups. At Exploring Iceland we dedicate ourselves to each and every detail, we select and hand-pick our partners focusing on quality, animal welfare and social responsibility.

We take pride in personal service, professional guides, wonderful local Icelandic food and always try to find new routes and sights away from the crowd. We are proud to say that our tours are absolutely genuine and authentic by working with the locals!

We offer both summer and winter tours and are happy to include for example northern light hunts, thrilling activities and cultural events. We also have our own sports division (running, golf, horseback riding and skiing).

For the individual traveler we can arrange everything from a short stop-over visit to extended tours around Iceland. We are one of the few travel agencies that offer horse riding tours with hotel accommodation. These tours can either be booked as micro group tours with a maximum of 6 riders or private tours. We also specialize in tailor making exciting itineraries for families and other smaller and larger private groups based on either self-drive or guided tours. Private culinary tours, hiking, running, fishing and photography tours have been arranged by us – customer satisfaction is our ultimate goal! Contact us for an exciting offer tailor made to your wishes and needs!

Tours of Iceland "Just One Click Away"

Háagerði 67, 108 Reykjavík

Please contact for tours and booking information.

Arctic Sea Tours

Hafnarbraut 22-24, 620 Dalvík

Arctic Sea Tours offers Arctic whale watching, Grímsey Arctic Island and Arctic Sea Angling tours from Dalvik close to Akureyri in North Iceland. Our location is 66°N close to the Arctic circle which lies just north of Iceland and through Grimsey island. We operate licensed oak passenger boats, equipped according to strict standards set by the Icelandic Maritime Administration.  We emphasize on personal service and small groups of passengers. We do our best to make your tour a special one and provide you with an unforgettable experience. Private charter available all around the year.

 


Arctic Whale Watching. A great adventure and unique experience for everyone. In Dalvík you have an exceptionally good chance to encounter the great humpback whale or 94% and often we spot white-beaked dolphins, minke whales, the small harbour porpoises and sometimes even the majestic blue whale. Overall we see whales in 98% of our tours. 3 hour whale watching tour. Warm overalls to secure your comfort on board. Hot drinks and local refreshments. 15 minutes sea angling at the end of the tour. Grill of freshly caught fish once back in Dalvík. Departure every day all around the year at 13:00, more departure times in summer.

Whale watching schedule

Morning departure 09:00 from 15th may - 30th september

Midday departure 13:00 all around the year

Afternoon departure 17:00 15th june - 10th august

Evening departure 20:30 1st july


Grímsey Arctic Island Have you ever wanted to cross the arctic circle? Well this is your chance! You will sail over to Grimsey island where you will be able to cross over the arctic circle and experience local culture and food! 10 hour day tour! Transfer to Grímsey island and back with the ferry Sæfari. Guided tour while on the island. A light lunch. A stop at one of the best bird watching areas in Iceland. Seeing the work of the locals. Meeting the locals for a light chat. Departure 3 times a week, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 09:00

 


Arctic Sea Angling. Fishing is fun for all ages! If you want to experience Icelandic culture this tour will give you exactly what you are looking for – with the fresh arctic air, fishing and a taste of the freshly caught catch, you will leave Iceland feeling like a true fisherman! 1-6 hour sea angling tour. No need for experience – we will teach you. Experienced fishermen on board. Fishing equipment & protective clothing. Taste of grilled fish at the harbour! Upon request all around the year.

Elding / Reykjavík Whale Watching

Ægisgarður 5, 101 Reykjavík

Elding Adventure at Sea Is a family-owned company and the first to offer whale watching from Reykjavík. Over the years we have increased our service into other adventures at sea. Now we also offer Sea Angling, Puffin Watching, the ferry to Viðey Island, Imagine Peace Tours, Northern Lights Cruises and various exclusive and incentive tours.

The tours we offer are wildlife excursions and as a result each tour is unique. Our naturalist guides provide entertaining and valuable information about the wildlife on the scenery on the tours. Our boats are comfortable and stable, renovated with passenger comfort in mind. They are equipped with restrooms, on board café and indoor saloons. Elding passengers get free entry to the Whale Watching Centre, a multimedia showroom, café and shop in the old harbour.

We are committed to provide high quality tours in a way that minimizes the environmental impact caused by our activities while allowing visitors to enjoy nature. Our focus is to continue to implement our environmental policy and to develop research projects on board. Elding is EarthCheck certified and Elding boats carry the Blue Flag. In 2008 we received the Environmental Award of the Icelandic Tourist Board and in 2012 VAKINN Environmental Class Gold as well as the status of a Certified Travel Service.

You’ll find us conveniently located in Reykjavík’s old harbour, no more than a 5-minute walk from the downtown Tourist Information Centre. We also offer pickup from hotels and guesthouses in the capital area for a small charge.

Tickets are available through our online booking system and our ticket office in the old harbour before the tours.

Please see our schedule and prices here .

Make sure it’s Elding!

Reykjavik Sightseeing Invest

Skógarhlíð 10, 105 Reykjavík

Reykjavik Sightseeing is a leading operator of guided day tours in Reykjavik city and the southwest of Iceland. The company is owned and run by pioneers in the Icelandic travel industry. 

Reykjavik Sightseeing is proud of the superior service it provides. We operate a new fleet of coaches where each seat is equipped with a touch screen tablet complete with our unique "In Bus Audio Guide". This electronic guide provides all you need to know on each tour in 10 different languages.

For further information and bookings go to - www.reykjaviksightseeing.is - our webpage has been translated in ten languages like all of our tours so you can read in your own language about Iceland's top attractions.

 

Reykjavik Sightseeing offers all the popular day tours from Reykjavik and in Reykjavík such as:

Golden Circle Classic tour - Departure on the hour every hour from 8:00 until 12:00 (Duration 7.5 hours)

Golden Circle with Snowmobile ride - Departure at 08:00 (duration 11.5 hours)

Golden Circle with stop in the Secret Lagoon - Departure at 08:00 and 09:00 (duration 9.5 hours)

South Coast Classic tour - Departure at 9:00 (Duration 11 hours)

South Coast with a Glacier walk on Sólheimajökull Glacier - Departure at 09:00 (Duration 11 hours)

South Coast with a ATV ride on the black sand beach - Departure at 09:00 (Duration 11 hours)

South Coast with a snowmobile ride on mýrdalsjökull glacier - Departure at 09:00 (Duration 11 hours)

Northern Lights & Stargazing tour - Departures at 20:00 and 21:00 or 22:00 (Duration approx. 3 hours)

Ice Cave Classic tour - Departures at 7:45  (duration 11 hours)

Ice Cave with Snowmobile ride - Departures at 7:45 (duration 11 hours)

Ice Cave and Lava cave combination tour - Departures at 7:45 (duration 11 hours)

Reykjavík Walking tour - Departure at 14:00 (duration 2,5 hours)

Reykjavík Cycling tour - Summer departure at 10:00 (duration 3 hours)

Reykjavík local beer and food tasting tour - Departure at 18:00 (duration 2 hours)

 

We have it all and much more in our selection you can see all of our tours on www.Reykjaviksightseeing.is

Special Tours

Geirsgata 11, 101 Reykjavík

Special Tours Wildlife Adventures – Whale Watching and Other Sea Tours!

Special Tours was founded in 1996 as an operator for puffin watching tours for tourists, and for scientific trips for school children. The company has since steadily branched out by offering whale watching, sea angling, northern lights by boat, Reykjavík by sea and numerous incentive & group tours.

 

Whale Watching

Join Special Tours for an informative and exciting whale watching tour! Our boats are located very close to the city centre in Reykjavík‘s famous Old Harbour. The most commonly spotted whales in Faxaflói Bay are minke whales, white-beaked dolphins, humpback whales and harbour porpoises. An experienced guide will share their extensive knowledge and fun facts about the wildlife we encounter at sea. While searching for the whales, enjoy the beautiful scenery all around you on our way out and back.

Special Tours is proud to offer three types of whale watching tours!

CLASSIC Whale Watching (3-3.5 hours) – Hop on board Andrea, one of the largest whale watching boats in Iceland, with plenty of space to view the whales both inside and outside! This tour operates year-round, and we are happy to be able to offer German guiding during the summer season. There is a special educational and interactive focus on board, with whale bones, teeth and baleen plates for passengers to see and touch. A cafe, souvenir shop and restrooms are all on board. Free Wi-Fi and warm overalls are also provided for everyone!

EXPRESS Whale Watching (2-2.5 hours) – Offered from May – September, this express tour goes on a smaller and faster boat. It is perfect for those looking for a bit of adventure, or simply trying to fit in as much as possible during their vacation! In only 20-30 minutes you will have reached the feeding grounds, spending less time waiting. A snack bar and restrooms are on the boat, and free Wi-Fi and warm overalls are provided for everyone!

RIB EXPRESS Whale Watching (2 hours) – We have two powerful RIB boats that allows us to get extra close to the whales in a way that is safe for both the animals and our lovely passengers. Available from April 15 – October 31st, this exciting express tour is extra-fast and has built in shock absorbing seats to make it more comfortable. During the summer months we also visit the islands that the puffins nest on during our way out to the feeding grounds. We provide warm overalls, life jackets, gloves and goggles for all passengers!

 

Please note that these tours are weather dependant and sightings of wildlife cannot be guaranteed. If you are not able to see the whales on your tour you will get a complimentary ticket to try again on the next available day!

Puffin Express (1 hour) – During the summer Special Tours offers a quick 1 hour tour to see the famous puffins! The puffins are in Iceland for their nesting season (around May 1st – August 20th), and have breeding grounds on islands just off the coast of Reykjavík. In only 15 minutes you will be out watching these adorable little birds while getting amazing views of Reykjavík and the surrounding mountains. Our boats can get you extra close to the islands! We provide binoculars on board and recomend a good camera lens for close-up pictures.

Puffin Express by RIB Speedboat (1 hour) – The Puffin Express by RIB Speedboat is the perfect option for an exciting, fast tour that presents the opportunity to get really close to the birds! The adventure starts at the Old Harbour of Reykjavík and only takes one hour.

Sea Angling (2.5-3 hours) – Enjoy a real fishing experience and a BBQ on board during this sea angling tour, available from May 1st – September 15th. This tour is great for all ages and levels of experience, as our expert crew is happy to assist anyone who is not familiar with fishing. All necessary fishing equipment and protective clothing is provided. The catch is grilled on board for an exceptionally delicious fresh taste straight from the ocean!

Northern Lights by Boat (2-3 hours) – Watching the northern lights from the ocean is an amazing experience you will not want to miss! Join us in search for the northern lights at sea, escaping the light pollution from the city. There is plenty of space on the outer viewing decks, and warm overalls are provided! There are also heated indoor seating areas, a special northern lights video and refreshments for sale. Your guide will explain the science behind the lights and share facts, stories and myths about the lights from cultures around the world. Please note that this tour is weather dependant and sightings of naturally occurring phenemona cannot be guaranteed. If you are not able to see the lights on your tour you will get a complimentary ticket to try again on the next available day!

Northern Lights by Boat with a Backup Plan (NON-REFUNDABLE)

This Northern Lights by Boat with a Backup Plan tour is a great choice for people who want a guaranteed adventure, even if the weather does not agree with us! If the Northern Lights tour is confirmed to sail, you will join the regularly scheduled tour. If the Northern Lights tour is not able to sail due to weather or cloud coverage you are automatically placed on another tour that has been set up in partnership with the Whales of Iceland museum. Enjoy a tour of the museum, a special Northern Lights video and a Q&A session with one of our expert Northern Lights guides and a complimentary drink! You will also receive a ticket to join the Northern Lights by Boat tour on the next available day.

All of our boats are very comfortable and have great viewing areas. Our three largest boats, Andrea, Lilja and Rósin, have free wireless internet on board. Warm overalls are provided for all whale watching and northern lights tours, and protective clothing is provided for all sea angling tours. Andrea has a cafeteria and souvenir ship, three different indoor saloons and six restrooms. The outside view over the ocean is beautiful, with room for all – very family friendly! Our regular express boats have a snack bar, modern and comfortable indoor seating areas, restrooms and great viewing platforms outside. Our RIB express boat is fitted with comfortable shock absorbing seats and all necessary safety gear provided – a fun and exciting tour for all!

Safety is Special Tours‘ number 1 priority and we follow IceWhale‘s code of conduct for responsible and sustainable whale watching. Special Tours also has an extensive environmental policy, and we are proud to be a certified gold member of Vakinn – Quality & Environmental Label of the Icelandic Tourist board, and to carry the Blue Flag since 2011. In 2016 Special Tours received the environmental awared of Faxaflóahafnir, Associated Icelandic Ports.

Special Tours is conveniently located in Reykjavík‘s Old Harbour, only a 5 minute walk from the city center. Pick-up & drop-off services are offered for an additional fee from all hotels and guesthouses (or designated pick-up zones) in the greater Reykjavík area.

“WE GO THE EXTRA MILE”