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Experience - Iceland

Whale Watching in Reykjavik

Highlights

  • Perfect for the whole family!

  • Respectful encounters with sea giants

  • An entertaining learning experience for kids

Description

Go on an open sea adventure aboard one of the biggest and fastest whale-watching boats in Iceland.

The experienced guides and the entire crew will teach you how to interact with these fascinating animals respectfully. It's the perfect adventure for the whole family!

Destination

Europe

  1. Iceland

This experience revolves around education and interactivity and prioritizes respect for the whales and their natural habitat. This is why the motto of the tour is, "the whales come to us." Such a focus on learning makes this tour a valuable experience for both children and adults alike.

You will go aboard your excursion boat in the Port of Reykjavik. Depending on the season, you can see around 23 different species of whales cavort around Iceland. In Faxafloi Bay alone, it's possible to find 4 different kinds: Minke whales, short-beaked dolphins, porpoises, and even humpback whales. Orcas, fin whales, giant sharks and pilot whales have also been sighted there several times. Which ones will you spot?

Remember to keep your camera ready. At any moment, you might miss a fin or even a colossal body flying into the air.

Even if no whale or dolphin shows up at the moment, the experts on board will teach you all you need to know about the underwater world.

Finally, don't forget to look at the sky! Iceland has a fascinating birdlife, and you will likely spot several puffins, seagulls, and swallows looking for fish - depending on the season, of course.

Duration of the trip: 3 hours

Date of the trip: Daily departures

Including

  • 3-hour whale watching tour from the port of Reykjavik
  • Tour guide
  • Wi-Fi on board
  • An insulated overall
  • Café and souvenir shop on board

Excluding

  • Transfer from/to hotel
  • Meals and drinks not included in the scope of services
  • Personal expenses, i.e. minibar and tips

Services & Notes

  • A sighting of whales cannot be guaranteed. If you do not see any whales, you will receive a ticket for another trip. Therefore, it’s advisable to schedule the tour for the first few days of your trip, making it easier to find an alternative date.
  • It can get unexpectedly cold in Iceland - especially in the winter months. Please wear appropriate clothing and sturdy footwear. Insulated overalls will be provided on board (sizes subject to availability).
  • Please note that departures are subject to prevailing weather conditions and may be canceled at short notice. Tours might depart from another port in the winter; in this case, transportation from the original port to the new one will be arranged.
  • Children under 7 years old travel free of charge. For children between 7 and 15 years old, however, it’s 46,- EUR per child.

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