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Whale Watching

Abundant summer daylight combined with a unique mixture of cold and warm sea currents that blend in Iceland's shallow fjords make the Icelandic territorial waters home to a rich variety of krill and fish, and consequently a bountiful feeding ground that attracts twenty-three species of whales.  Whale Watching Break

Whale watching tours are operated from the old harbour in Reykjavik. The whales most frequently seen on tours are the Minke whales, Humpback whales, Dolphins and Porpoises other speces are sometimes spotted.   Book a city break incluidng a whale watching trip  Reykjavik Whale Watching City Break 

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Iceland Whale-Watching Tours

 Known as “The land of fire and ice,” Iceland is also one of the premier whale-watching destinations in Europe. People enjoy whale-watching in Iceland as much as they love the country’s majestic mountain vistas, volcanoes, springs, and geysers. At Iceland Holidays, we offer many whale-watching excursions to offer you the ultimate adventure during your stay.

 Whale-Watching Tours

In Iceland’s waters, it’s not uncommon to see humpback whales and minke whales, as well as dolphins and porpoises. If you’re looking to embark on a convenient Iceland whale-watching tour, here is a look at some of the tours we offer on a regular basis:


  • Whale-Watching Reykjavik: Whale-watching tours are run out of Reykjavik’s Old Harbour. See our whales up close and personal, in their natural environment. Our Special Tours last 2 to 2½ hours. Book a ride on our newest boat, Rósin, or Andrea, the largest whale-watching boat in Iceland.


  • Husavik Original Whale-Watching: This is a combination boat and bus tour that leaves from Akureyri. Visit the Whale Museum and explore the city of Husavik. The complete tour lasts about nine hours and includes narration by our expert whale-watching guide.


  • Whale-Watching Grundarfjordur: You’ll spot many herring, not to mention killer whales as they swim in the fjord. Hear their calls during their feasts, with plenty of photo opportunities. During your trip, you may also spot seals, porpoises, white-tailed eagles, and other wildlife.


  • Whale-Watching Olafsvik: Journey in the shadow of the Snæfellsjökull Glacier to see humpback, minke, fin, blue, and sperm whales as well as orcas. The glacier rises dramatically from the sea. The tour lasts approximately three hours.


  • City Tour & Whale-Watching: Embark on a whale-watching tour and explore the capital city of Reykjavik. The tour includes a view of the city and visits to Hallgrímskirkja Church, the old town centre, a geothermal swimming pool, and Höfði House, the site of a 1986 summit between former U.S. President Ronald Reagan and former U.S.S.R. Secretary General Mikhail Gorbachev.


Other Whale-Watching Tours in Iceland

These aren’t the only tours you can join, but you’re perfectly welcome to come aboard for an afternoon trip. Or, take the Blue Lagoon Express to take a bath in the warm, mineral salt- and silica-rich water and then take a whale-watching tour out of Reykjavik. You can also spend the morning taking a Buggy Quad Adventure on the Reykjanes Peninsula, and the afternoon whale-watching.


Other whale-watching opportunities include the Golden Circle Afternoon tour, which also includes a trip to the Whale Exhibition and a visit to Þingvellir National Park to view unique birds and geology, plus the Gullfoss waterfall. If you want a fast ride on a RIB boat, we can take you on a tour of the islands off the Reykjavik coast to view whales and sea birds.


Book Your Iceland Whale-Watching Tour Today

Learn more by clicking on each of our whale-watching excursions below. You can book your holiday right here with or without flights to experience some of the most unforgettable whale-watching, nature, and cultural and historical tours in Iceland. Contact Iceland Holidays for assistance or to learn more about our exciting excursions.

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