Tour Operator: Elding Adventure at Sea 2 hours Travel method:   Boat Region / Starts from: Capital Region
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Reykjavík Premium Whale Watching

An exhilarating premium tour starting from the Old Harbour in Reykjavík everyday from 1 April to 31 October. This is a small group tour with only 12 passengers per boat, specially trained crew and certified RIB captain.

Duration: Approx. 2 hrs.
Available: 1 April - 31 October

Search for the wildlife and explore seas on the adventure of a lifetime on our premium, 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 one of three islands close to the harbour and check out the breeding puffins (season 1 May - 20 August). Next we head out further in search of whales and dolphins. Seeing the wildlife as up close as you can from our RIB boats is a once in a lifetime adventure and experience. After exploring the wonders of the sea we sail back to Reykjavík, where we will ride along the city shore line. Along the coast we will have views of the city from a unique angle, Sólfarið viking ship sculpture and mesmerising Harpa Concert Hall.

*This tour has a minimum of 2 passengers. If the minimum is not met, we will offer you to reschedule or get a full refund.
*Tour may not be suitable for seniors (65+ yrs), pregnant women or those with a history of heart or back problems.
*You need to be able to stand in your seat (minimum age 10 years, or height of 145 cm.) and fit into one of our overalls to participate (maximum size 3XL).
*Participants will need to sign a waiver upon arrival in order to join the tour.
*Please make your own way to the Old Harbour and be sure to
arrive no later than 30 min. before scheduled departure. Note that pickup is not available for this tour.
*If no whales or dolphins are seen on the tour, we do not refund the tour price, but in stead offer a complimentary ticket valid on our Classic Whale Watching tour. The ticket is valid for 2 years, for returning passengers only and are non-transferrable between tours. 

*This tour is operated by our sister company Whale Safari*

Best price guarantee
No hidden costs
10 Minimum age: 10 years
Free cancellation until 1 day before the departure
Cancellation fees:
+1 day - No charge
<1 day - 100% of total reservation value
What is included
  • Warm overalls
  • Protective goggles
  • Life vests
  • Free visit to Wildlife Exhibit
  • Whale watching
  • Puffin watching (May - August)
  • City views from sea

What is not included
  • Pickup (not available for this tour)
  • Refreshments
  • WC facilities onboard (available at our office)

Meeting point
  • Elding ticket office, Ægisgarður 5c, Reykjavík, 101
Important information
  • Sturdy footwear 
  • Warm clothing (thermals, hat, scarf and gloves)


Participants must be older than 10 years or at least 145 cm. to participate.

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. 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.