Whales & Puffins Express Reykjavik
Tour name: Whales & Puffins Express Reykjavik
Duration: 2 hours
Age limit: 10 Years
Physical rating: Moderate
Departure from Old Harbor in Reykjavik
An exhilarating express tour starting from the Old Harbour in Reykjavík everyday from 15 April to 31 October. This is a small group tour only 12 person per boat with specially trained whale guide and certified RIB boat captain.
Search for the wildlife and explore seas on the adventure of a lifetime on our express, small groups whale watching tour. Our specially engineered RIB boats get you closer and faster to the whales and puffins than our bigger boats. These stable and safe boats also allow us to search a bigger area, thus increasing your likelihood of viewing the whales, dolphins and birdlife.
This fantastic whale watching tour starts from the Old Harbour in downtown Reykjavík. First we ride out to the islands and see the puffins (season 15 May - 15 August) in their natural surroundings. Next we head out further in search of the whales. Seeing the whales and dolphins as up close as you can from our RIB boats is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. After our whale tour we sail back to Reykjavík, where we will take ride along the cities shore line, viewing it from the ocean. Including a stop at the harbour side of Iceland´s most famous building, the mesmerizing Harpa Concert Hall.
15 April - 31 May / two times a day at 10:00 and 14:00
1 - 30 June / four times a day at 10:00, 12:00, 14:00 and 16:00.
1 July - 31 August / eight times a day at 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13.00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00 and an evening departure at 20:00
1-30 September / three times a day at 10:00, 12:00 and 14:00.
1-31 October / two times a day at 10.00 and 14.00
Pickup is not available for this tour, so please make sure to make your own way to the Old Harbour 30 min. before the tour starts.
- Warm overalls
- All necessary safety equipment
- Free visit to Elding Whale Watching centre
- Whale and puffin tour (mid May - mid August)
- Reykjavík sightseeing with stop at Harpa Concert Hall
What to bring
- Sturdy footwear
- Warm clothing (thermals, hat, scarf and gloves)
Good to know
This tour may not be suitable for seniors (over the age of 65 years), pregnant women or those with a history of heart or back problems. Please note that you need to be able to stand in your seat (minimum height of 145cm) and fit into one of our overalls to participate in this tour (maximum size XXXL).
It is always colder on the water than on land so dress warmly and wear the provided warm overalls at all times.
For optimal viewing and a more enjoyable cruise this tour is weather dependent.
The deck on the boat can be slippery. We recommend wearing good sturdy footwear.
We abide by a Code of Conduct for responsible whale watching. Thus each encounter is on the animals terms and distance may be kept to minimise disturbance.