Reykjavik Whale Watching Tour in the Midnight Sun

Reykjavik Whale Watching Tour in the Midnight Sun
Reykjavik Whale Watching Tour in the Midnight Sun
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  • Duration3 Hours
  • Group SizeNo max
  • Meeting LocationReykjavik Old Harbour

Tour description

Reykjavik Whale Watching Tour in the Midnight Sun

Join us for a unique whale experience in the magical summer sun and endless daylight!

This tour is available only in summer:

15 June – 31 July at 20:30

1 August – 31 August at 19:00

The boat departs from Reykjavik Old Harbor.

Please be at the red Elding ticket office 20 minutes before the departure. 

Sales staff will show you to our floating wildlife exhibition in our Visitor Centre, which is facilitated on board a converted fishing vessel permanently placed by the pier. Before the tour, you can enjoy the onboard multimedia show that includes images, videos, and facts about whales and marine life. 

Whales & Dolphins

We can expect to see minke whales, white-beaked dolphins, harbor porpoises, and even humpback whales on the 2,5-3,5 hr. evening cruise – just as on our day tours!

Midnight Sun

The mystical midnight sun often casts a beautiful orange and pink glow to the mountains surrounding the bay, and together with the wildlife, it provides quite a unique experience. To make the tour even more enjoyable, we often shut off the boat engines to enjoy the soothing sound of the water and the whales and the birds to the fullest. With the added feature of mellow music played on the way back to port, the tour is ideal for romance or as a start to a night out in the city. If you’re in the mood for some drinks, look at our onboard bar menu – we recommend the ‘Whale Punch’!

Nature in Iceland

Since this is a wildlife tour, we urge you to manage your expectations and keep in mind that we can never predict or guarantee sightings of any kind. If we don’t encounter any whales or dolphins, we do not offer refunds but instead give out complimentary tickets so you can try another day again.

As the weather in Iceland can be unpredictable, we advise you to plan and dress accordingly. In case of unfavorable conditions in the bay, the itinerary may be altered (often resulting in a slightly longer tour), or the tour could get canceled altogether.

Cancelation policy

Refund if canceled at least 24 hours before the event.

What's Included

  • Entry or admission fee
  • Warm overalls (overalls are also available in children's sizes)
  • Wireless internet on board
  • Café/Bar & Souvenir shop
  • Excellent guidance
  • WCs on board
  • Lovely mellow music

Good To Know

  • Food & drinks are available for purchase onboard
  • Pick-up and drop-off available for additional charge
  • Please bring sturdy footwear, warm clothing, sunglasses, and a camera

Why Your Friend in Reykjavik Recommends This Tour

Watching whales in the Midnight Sun is spectacular. Join this tour to experience an unforgettable night!