RIB Express Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik

RIB Express Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik
RIB Express Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik
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  • Duration2 hours
  • Group Size12 pax max
  • Meeting LocationReykjavik Old Harbour (Ægisgarður 5, Reykjavík 101)

Tour description

RIB Express Whale Watching Reykjavik

Your RIB Whale Watching Tour departs from the Old Harbor in Reykjavik.

Please come to the ticket office at Ægisgarður 5 at least 30 minutes before the tour’s departure for a security briefing and suit fitting. 

If you need pick-up from your hotel, please note it starts 60 minutes before the tour’s departure, and it’s extra paid while booking. 

Faxaflói Bay

During the tour, we will take you out to get up close and personal with the magnificent whales of Faxaflói Bay. Our 12-meter-long boat allows us to get very close to the animals in a way that’s extra safe for our passengers and the whales.

Whales and puffins (in summer) 

On the way out to the whale watching area, we will stop by the puffin island Akurey to catch a glimpse of these adorable seabirds that live around the coast of Iceland during their nesting season. You will be able to experience some of Iceland’s rich and thriving bird life, as well as visit our large variety of sea life, including minke whales, humpback whales, harbor porpoises, and white-beaked dolphins, among other whale species.

When we head out into the bay, it’s a fast, thrilling ride with the wind in your hair – we have a comfortable cruising speed of 32 knots, so we have plenty of time out in the whales’ feeding grounds.

Reykjavik Coast

On the way back to the harbor, we take the scenic route along the coast of Reykjavík, a perfect photo opportunity! Before or after your tour, we recommend stopping by the Whales of Iceland Exhibition in the harbor area, as admission is included with the Rib Express tour.

Cancelation policy

Refund if canceled at least 24 hours before the event.

What's Included

  • Guided RIB boat tour
  • Admission to the Whales of Iceland Exhibition
  • Warm floatable overalls provided for your comfort & safety
  • Lifevests, gloves & goggles
  • A visit to the Puffin Island in the summertime
  • English guidance & expert guides
  • Scenic route along the Reykjavík coastline
  • Suspensions seats for extra comfort

Good To Know

  • The minimum age of passengers is 10
  • Please bring warm clothes, good footwear, and sunscreen - and don't forget your camera!
  • We kindly ask you to check in at least 30 minutes before departure for a security briefing and suit fitting
  • Everyone that arrives later than 15 minutes before departure cannot be guaranteed to join the tour
  • In case there are no sightings on your RIB Express tour, you are invited to join one of our Classic or Express Whale Watching tours at no extra charge
  • If you need pick-up from your hotel, please note it starts 60 minutes before the tour's departure, and it's extra paid while booking

Why Your Friend in Reykjavik Recommends This Tour

This RIB boat tour allows you to admire the amazing animals of Icelandic fauna close up. It’s a small group tour, so the experience is more personal than the standard whale-watching tour. Beautiful views of Reykjavik Harbor and City, and a lot of fun guaranteed!  

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