From £61

A three hour sailing from Reykjavik harbour can bring you up close to whales in their natural habitat.

Iceland is one of the best places in the world for whale watching.  On this whale watching cruise at sea you will encounter magnificent whales and a variety of marine life. Conveniently located in Reykjavík’s old harbour, a three hour journey with Elding will bring you close to the whales in their natural habitat.

The whale watching tours are focused mainly on the southern part of Faxafloi bay, just off Reykjavik. During the summer season the wildlife in the bay is at its highest. The most typical creatures sighted include Minke whales, White-beaked Dolphins, Harbour porpoises and Humpback whales, giving us the chance to enjoy and understand them in their natural environment. Occasionally we see other species including Killer whales/Orcas and even Fin whales.

Winter whale watching gives you a whole new experience and adventure with low lying sun casting a warm glow over the white-capped mountains. Breathing in the fresh crisp winters air is just incredible. The weather and sea conditions can be very challenging during the winter season and when necessary, the local tour company adapts by moving the vessels to harbours of more sheltered areas around the Reykjanes peninsula, allowing for more comfortable and reliable whale watching adventure.   

 
Included: Pick up and Whale watching tour with Elding
Departure: Daily at 09:00 (Mar-Oct), 13:00 (all year), 17:00 (May-Sep) and 20:30 (15Jun-31July) Hotel pick up 15-45 min before departure.
Duration: 2.5-3.5 hours plus pick up time
Season: All year                                                                                                                                 Price per person: From £61

Please note that for your enjoyment and pleasure, the tours are subject to weather conditions and visibility. The wildlife abundance is unpredictable and sightings are not guaranteed.

Booking instructions 

1)  While booking your holiday, you will be given the option to add day excursions and airport transfers as part of the booking process. Please first select the package you wish to book with travel dates and accommodation.

2)  If you have already booked a holiday with us, you can retrieve your booking here and follow the instructions for adding day excursions and airport transfers.

3) If you have made a flight only booking with Icelandair, click here to book day excursions and airport transfers. Please be sure to provide the name of your hotel when prompted for pick up purposes.

  • No refund for unused travel services or land arrangements 
  • All inquiries on change or cancellation requests must be sent to uk@icelandairholidays.com
  • Full Icelandair Holidays terms and conditions can be found here

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If you have made a flight only booking, you can click here to book add-on excursions. Please note pick up available from hotels in Reykjavik only, unless otherwise stated.

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