Classic Whale Watching Tour From Reykjavik’s Old Harbour

Overview

All aboard for this fantastic whale watching tour departing from Reykjavík’s picturesque Old Harbour. This thrilling maritime excursion on Faxaflói Bay is the optimum choice for guests looking to see Iceland’s gentle giants in their natural habitat, all while staying close to the city. 

Boarding a specialised vessel, you will begin your adventure by adorning a thermal over suit, perfect for protecting you from the chilly ocean winds. When you’re kitted up, you will then find a comfortable position on deck from which to observe the surrounding ocean. 

Your guide, a trained marine biologist, will make sure to point out any whales, dolphins or seabirds on the surface, as well as answer any general questions you might have about Iceland’s wildlife. 

Aboard is also a comfortable, heated indoor saloon and a cafeteria where you can purchase light refreshments. Those who prefer not to stay out in the fresh (albeit chilli) air, are welcome to stay inside and observe the whales through large viewing windows.

Whale watching tours from Reykjavík offer up the chance to see a variety of well-known species. Minke Whales, Humpbacks, White-beaked Dolphins and Harbour Porpoises are the most commonly spotted, though there is always the chance of seeing rarer creatures such as Killer Whales or the world’s largest animal, the Blue Whale.  

Summer visitors will also likely spot the tuxedo colouring of Atlantic Puffins, bobbing atop the waves alongside other seabirds such as Arctic Terns and Great Skuas. Lucky guests in the winter, however, may find themselves whale watching underneath the first stages of the Northern Lights.

Aside from the animals themselves, you will have a staggering new perspective of Reykjavik’s most famous landmarks, including the glassy architecture of Harpa Concert Hall. That’s not to mention the mighty Mount Esja that forever watches over the city. 

Hurry now, and you too can secure your place on this brilliant whale watching tour departing from Old Harbour in Iceland’s capital, Reykjavík. Book your experience on Faxaflói Bay today.

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