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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Updated 05/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Whale-Watching Tour from Reykjavik
We are following all health & safety guidelines in accordance with the Icelandic government. The gathering ban is set to 100 people, and the capacity has been adjusted accordingly. Masks must be worn during this tour. Please respect the 2 meter social distancing while checking in and queuing.
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Updated 05/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Discover Iceland’s majestic marine life—look for minke whales, humpbacks, and dolphins—on a whale-watching cruise through Faxaflói Bay. The convenient tour departs from Reykjavik and offers an express version for those short on time, making it easy to fit the tour into a busy vacation or one-day layover. Along the way, enjoy marine-life photo opportunities and learn about the surroundings from your guide.
Highlights
  • Depart Reykjavik for a whale-watching cruise
  • Numerous start times and an optional express tour make the trip accessible to busy travelers
  • A guide helps you spot and identify elusive marine life
  • Thermal overalls and onboard Wi-Fi keep you comfortable and connected
Important Information
Departure Point
Geirsgata 11, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Free ticket to try again if nothing is seen on your tour - sightings guarantee!
  • Use of thermal overalls - also available in children's sizes!
  • Free WiFi
  • Heated indoor seating areas
  • Complimentary sea sickness tablets, if needed
  • NEW - Special Tours App (available in English, German, French, Spanish, and Chinese)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drink (can be purchased on board)
  • Hotel transfers (can be added for an additional fee)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • German guidance available on Classic tours from May 1st - September 30th.
  • Operates in a variety of weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • If cancelled due to unsuitable sailing conditions, you will be give the option of an alternative date or a full refund.
  • Hotel pick up: Available to book directly with supplier (extra fees apply).
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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TheNorthman wrote a review Aug 2020
Germany3 contributions1 helpful vote
Very well organised. Also prepared for windy/wavy days (you can get pills against sea sickness). We had a nice, friendly and humorous US-boy as our guide and he did a good job. We saw many whales and were able to take fantastic photos. We sailed on a smaller boat (less tourist
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Response from specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Whale-Watching Tour from Reykjavik
Responded 24 Aug 2020
Thank you for your review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us to see the whales, and will pass the compliments along to your guide, Jonathan. Whenever conditions are a bit windy we offer the complimentary sea sickness tablets in our ticket office and on board :) Thank you for choosing Special Tours, and we hope that you enjoy the rest of your time in Iceland! Kind regards, Special Tours Crew
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SaraRafaelle wrote a review Aug 2020
Pardubice, Czech Republic109 contributions3 helpful votes
We bought a combo of whale watching and puffin tour. Both from harbour in Reykjavik. Professional, helpfull staff, great guides (thanks Jonathan!). Sea sickness tablets available for free. We had no whale sightings the first time so we could go any other time until we see the
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Whale-Watching Tour from Reykjavik
Responded 20 Aug 2020
Dear Sara, Thank you for your review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your Whale Watching and Puffin Express tours with us, and we will pass the compliments along to Jonathan and the rest of our crew. Thank you for choosing Special Tours, and we hope that you enjoy the rest of your stay in Iceland. Kind regards, Special Tours Crew
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Ösp S wrote a review Aug 2020
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We were so lucky! We saw so many whales and jumping, feeding, waving, cleaning themselves and so much more! Close up and further away it was unreal! Thank you so much!!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Whale-Watching Tour from Reykjavik
Responded 24 Aug 2020
Thank you for your review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us to see the whales - it sounds like it was quite an active afternoon in the bay :) Thank you for choosing Special Tours, and we hope that you enjoyed the rest of your time in Iceland. Kind regards, Special Tours Crew
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Henrik R wrote a review Jul 2020
Silkeborg, Denmark17 contributions3 helpful votes
Very professional crew. Good whale-spotting. Lots of Minky Whales and two Humpback whales. Nice little cafe.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Whale-Watching Tour from Reykjavik
Responded 28 Jul 2020
Thank you for your review! We're glad that you enjoyed your whale watching tour with us and we will pass the compliments along to our guide and crew. Minke and humpback whales are two of the four most common species that we see, and are both baleen whales. Thank you for choosing Special Tours, and we hope that you enjoyed the rest of your time in Iceland! Kind regards, Special Tours Crew
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margretsam wrote a review Jun 2020
Reykjavik, Iceland95 contributions56 helpful votes
I went on a whalewatching tour with my 8 year old son. There were only three other groups on board as we went shortly after the tours started again after covid. The guide was a marine biologist and he was very knowledgable and I was very greatful that he also guided in Icelandic
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Response from specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Whale-Watching Tour from Reykjavik
Responded 8 Jul 2020
Thank you for your review! We're so glad that you and your son enjoyed your whale watching tour with us. This summer we are offering both Icelandic and English guidance on our tours (along with some German and Spanish) so we are glad your son was able to enjoy the experience in his native language! There is a colony of roughly 30,000 puffins just off the coast of Reykjavík, but since it is only accessible by boat many people who live here haven't been to see them. It has been so fun to welcome residents on board to see more of what Reykjavík has to offer in terms of wildlife :) Thank you for choosing Special Tours, and have a great day! Kind regards, Special Tours Crew
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Great service,great guide,it was beautiful expierence
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Awesome Puffin tour and really helpful crew!
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2019 trip
we really enjoyed the experience and look to do it again after this COVID-19 event has gone bye. we love visiting I
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Danaityte
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A truly incredible afternoon!
Me and my boyfriend went whale watching on the 8th of March and we were prepared for everything- huge waves, cold w
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Very Good
There was some miscommunication on the first day (arrival day), but we posponed it and voila! On the last day we we
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Excellent Company, Fantastic Customer Service and the amazingly knowledgeable, enthusiastic, helpful and all round
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