Reykjavík Classic Whale Watching
Before (or after) the tour you can stroll through our souvenir shop, have a drink at the Whale Café or enjoy the onboard whale exhibition located in the hull of the boat. The show includes multimedia images and videos of whales as well as fun facts about the cetaceans and other marine animals we are likely to come across on the tour. From that point, you will be shown to our whale watching vessel where the tour takes place.
Once on board the tour boat, you will find several outdoor viewing platforms, a large indoor saloon with an onboard café where you can buy light refreshments, basic bathroom facilities and a cloakroom where you can borrow one of our blankets or overalls on colder days. You can either stay outside in the fresh air but you are also welcome to stay inside the heated lounge and observe the views from within, through our large panoramic windows. One of our excellent guides will commentate on the sights and views at hand through the intercom system on board and will be available to you and happy to answer any questions you may have throughout the tour.
Summer season (1 April – 31 October) is great for whale watching, as the wildlife in the bay is at it’s highest peak! This is the time when the Minke whales are at their most abundant, along with White-beaked Dolphins, Harbour Porpoises, and the occasional Humpback whales, giving us the chance to enjoy and understand them in their natural environment. Winter Season (1 November – 31 March) is a whole other experience and adventure compared to our summer tours. Each year continues to surprise us with the wildlife it offers. The winter low lying sun is also something not to be missed, as it casts a warm glow over the white-capped mountains surrounding the bay and to breathe in the winter’s fresh and crisp air is just incredible.