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Special Tours

#14 of 50 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Reykjavik Features Animals
101 Reykjavik | Old Harbour, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 560 8800
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Hunting the northern lights from the ocean is an amazing experience; sailing away from the coastline of Reykjavik, seeing the aurora borealis on the North-Atlantic Ocean with beautiful mountains and the city lights in the background is something you won't forget. Free pick-up, warm overalls and free hot drinks are provided. This tour is highly dependent on correct weather conditions and therefore we reserve the right to cancel if the circumstances are not favorable.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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101 Reykjavik | Old Harbour, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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+354 560 8800
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Waste of money and time! did not see any whales. Two family members became sea sick. Informed staff that we are flying back early next morning and cannot rebook any other tour and members in family were feeling sea sick. Staff at ticket window were...More

Thank lilymaze1973
Reviewed 1 week ago

I did the Whale Watching Tour with Special Tours and it was such a special and memorable experience. We saw so many whales, puffins and families of dolphins--with their babies playfully flipping out of the water! From the start, the staff were professional, warm and...More

Thank MichM704
specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, and thank you for your review-we are happy to hear that you enjoyed both of your tours with us! We have been seeing some very playful dolphins with their young recently which has also been very fun for our guides and crew as well....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This one hour long boat tour pops you out to an island outside of Reykjavic harbor where puffins nest in the summer. The captain and guide were knowledgeable and friendly; binoculars were provided; we saw dozens of puffins. This is a great little tour if...More

Thank lmolly50
specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, and thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us to see the puffins. We will also pass along the compliments to our guide and captain. There are nesting grounds on the islands in the harbour...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time on the whale watching tour. We saw humpback and minke whales as well as puffins. The crew on the boat was great and the water was calm, we even saw the sun for a bit. I would highly recommend this...More

Thank Erin O
specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, and thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us and that you saw our whale friends out in the bay (and caught a glimpse of the sun-it's been pretty grey the last several days!). Humpback...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I did the Puffin Express and the Whale Watching Tour with this company, and I wS pleased with both. The guides are very kind and knowledgeable, and the tour was organized and well-run. They provide binoculars to help you better see the puffins (you can...More

Thank Phillygirlagain
specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, and thank you so much for your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your tours with us to see the puffins and whales. We will also pass along the compliments to our guides. We can never guarantee sightings of whales, but...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great ride, road all over looking for Whales, but saw none. Maybe if they dropped a speaker over the side and played a baby whale crying, it would help draw some in. Was a nice boat ride though.More

Thank csaduck
specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, and thank you for your booking. We are glad that you enjoyed your boat ride, but sorry to hear that you did not see any whales out in the bay! Our code of conduct and policies regarding how we view, approach and interact with...More

Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

I did a puffin and whale tour back to back with Julia/Yulia as our lovely, knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. Great to have a marine biologist's knowledge to learn about the environment and creatures we saw. My puffin tour I sat in the right hand side...More

Thank Megan R
specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Hello, and thank you so much for your review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your tours with us-and that you came back with us more than once :) We will absolutely pass along the compliment to Giulia (Julia). We also appreciate the...More

Reviewed 2 June 2017

We selected Special Tours for whale watching based on their great Tripadvisor recommendations and were not disappointed - except that we didn't see any big whales. The crew couldn't be any nicer or more informative. The boat is well maintained and new looking, and no...More

Thank ek1310
specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Hello, and thank you so much for your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us. White beaked dolphins, harbour porpoises and minke whales are three of the four most common species that we see out in the bay. The...More

Reviewed 2 June 2017

We booked a "combo" with them for both the puffins and the whale watching. The booking was done online and was smooth and also an easy check-in. We also had very calm seas this day. Puffin watch: We took our a smaller boat out called...More

Thank Matt H
specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Hello Matt, Thank you for your review-we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your tours with us. While we can get closer to the island during high tide, our captains also have to pay attention to the wind speed and direction as this can...More

Reviewed 23 May 2017

We went on whale watching and northern lights by boat tours with them. Due to heavy winds, whale watching was canceled on the day we booked. Cancellation information was provided with enough info beforehand, so we were able to change our plans. Both tour were...More

Thank jennyberlin2017
specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2017

Hello, and thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your tours with us. Our tours are always weather dependent, so when conditions are not safe to sail we always cancel the tours. We are glad to hear that our...More

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Lindsay F
9 March 2017|
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Response from specialtoursiceland | Property representative |
Hello Lindsay, Our boats have overalls ranging from size XS-3XL. Please let us know if you have any additional questions and have a lovely day! Kind regards, Special Tours Crew
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jenandbazburton
6 January 2017|
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Response from specialtoursiceland | Property representative |
Hello Baz Our Sea angling tours unfortunately don't start until in the beginning of May. The reason for that is that we take out a boat that is just a little bit too small to brave the winter waters and thus we have to... More
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87ClaireM
29 December 2016|
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Response from specialtoursiceland | Property representative |
Hello, pick up for the Northern Lights by Boat in February starts always at 20:00 :) Best regards, Nadja
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