Whale Watching & Whales of Iceland Exhibition

Whale Watching and Whales of Iceland combo
Whale Watching and Whales of Iceland combo
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  • Duration3-5 hours
  • Group SizeNo max
  • Meeting LocationReykjavik Old Harbour

Tour description

You will experience the different whales around Iceland on this tour, both from land and at sea.

On this combo tour, admission to Whales of Iceland is included in your Whale Watching ticket. Before or after your boat tour, we recommend visiting the Whales of Iceland Exhibition on the other side of Reykjavik’s Old Harbour area. The Whales of Iceland Exhibition showcases 23 life-size whale models with a lot of in-depth information, interactive experiences, and underwater footage of whales shown on an 8-meter screen. Part of the exhibition focuses on conservation, where the multiple threats (and their solutions) that whales face today are showcased. The exhibition gives you a feeling of how small we are compared to the ocean wildlife.

On the Whale Watching tour, you will check-in at the Special Tours Ticket Office in Reykjavik’s Old Harbour before sailing out to Faxaflói Bay. There the search for the most common whales in the area begins. The whales that frequent the are humpback whalesminke whaleswhite-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises. We observe their behavior in the wild during the tour while learning more about them from one of the expert guides. The main goals are to introduce our passengers to the wildlife in the bay while providing unique experiences and personal services, all while ensuring that the environment is protected and respected in every way. If there are no sightings on our tours, you are entitled to a ticket to try again for free.

This is the perfect Whale watching combo tour, offering you a Big Experience of whales from both land and sea!

What's Included on the Whale Watching Boat Tour

  • Guided boat tour
  • Warm overalls (overalls are also available in children's sizes)
  • Wireless internet on board
  • Café/Bar & Souvenir shop
  • Free ticket to try again in case of no sightings!

What's Included in the Whales of Iceland Exhibit

  • Open daily from 10am – 5pm
  • Café & gift shop inside
  • Audio guide included (12+ languages available)
  • A live guided tour of Whales of Iceland is offered daily at 10:30 & 13:30 for all ticket holders at no extra cost.
  • A full screening of the film Sonic Sea every day at 11:00 and 15:00 (60 min)

Why Your Friend in Reykjavik Recommends This Tour

The thrill of going out to sea to see those gentle giants of the ocean is hard to compare, and not to mention all the cool points you will get for your stories from the trip! The Whales of Iceland museum is then just icing on the cake! This biggest whale museum in Europe has full-size replicas of the whales, which you can walk right up to and then learn about their habitat and biology. It is a sight to see!

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