Whale Watching Faxafli Bay

About Whale Watching Faxafli Bay

On this fantastic whale watching tour you will observe the whales in their native environment which is an unforgettable experience.

We will sail on Faxaflói bay, home of a unique variety of Minke whale, the Humpback, Harbor Porpoise and the White-beaked Dolphins, which are all common sights on this tour.
The local bird life is also diverse, including such birds as the Puffin, Arctic Tern, Gannet and many varieties of Gull.

After the tour you can explore the Whale Exhibition Center that enables you to witness the mysteries of the ocean. It is situated in an old capelin-fishing vessel “Fífill” which has been transformed into an exhibition and information centre on whales and seabirds.

There are excellent guides on all tours who tell you about your trip and describe what you can see and where to look, together with an introduction and safety guide.
We tell you about the seabirds and nature in the Faxafloi bay. How much we see depends on the sea conditions and season, but our qualified guides are happy to try to answer all your questions.

No two whale watching trips are the same!

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note while children under 6 can travel free of charge on this tour we will need to reserve a place for them in the coach, so please remember to let us know how many children are travelling and how old they are.

Please note: Occasionally actual days of operation are subject to change. If this is the case we will endeavour to book a day as close as possible to your original preferred day. Should this not be acceptable a full refund will be made.

Please note that this tour is not available on the 24th, 25th December and 1st January.

  • Winter whale watching is scheduled daily from 1 October to 31 March at 13:00.
  • The most common whales in the winter are dolphins, humpback whales and killer whales
  • For your comfort and warmth, we have special suits on board we can lend you, but we do advise you to wear warm clothes.
  • We also offer hot drinks and light refreshments in our on-board café.
  • Alternatively, you can sit inside the boat in the warmth, where you can enjoy the view from large windows.

Tour Information

Hotel Pick-ups;
8am - Apr - Sep
12pm - All year
4pm - Jun - Aug
(Winter whale watching is scheduled daily from 1 October to 31 March at 13:00)

Duration: Approx 3 hours.
Available: Daily (except 25th December).

  • Transfer to harbour included.
  • Transfer back to hotel not included.

The harbour is just a "stones throw" away from the city centre, so it will only take you a few minutes to reach the city centre on foot after your tour.

Local buses, taxis and a shuttle service (offered by the whale watching company), are available to those who do not want to go downtown (extra charge).

PLEASE NOTE - The standard duration of the boat trip will be approx 3 hours. This can occasionally increase to a maximum of 5 hours due to inclement weather conditions.

Refreshments are available to purchase on board. Bathroom facilities are available on board as well as an indoor seating area close to windows (subject to availabilty).