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Whale Watching
in Iceland

Whale Watching tours

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Whale Watching in Iceland

Get ready for whale watching in Iceland! With its rich marine life, Iceland offers some of the best opportunities in the world to spot these amazing creatures. Whether you prefer classic whale watching with onboard amenities or an adventurous ride on a premium speedboat, we have the perfect tours for you.

There are three main whale watching locations in Iceland: Reykjavik, Akureyri, and Húsavík, known as the whale watching capital of the world. Each spot offers it's own charm.

Whale jumping backwards on whale watching tour in Iceland

Classic Whale Watching

This is the original whale watching in Iceland. Jump aboard a ship with onboard amenities like cafés, WC and indoor seating. These vessel offer wide decks and plenty of comfortable viewing points. If you are travelling with kids or would like to enjoy a beverage on your tour, this is the best option for you.

group of whale watchers on board a whale watching ship in iceland searching for humpbacks

Premium Whale Watching

Many locations offer premium whale watching. These tours are operated on 12 person RIB speedboats with suspension seats. Get ready for a more adventurous ride as you'll bounce with the rhythm of the waves and cruise at much higher speeds. This option provides a much larger area covered and closer encounters with whales.

premium whale watching tour on rib speedboat seeing whales on the starboard

Reykjavik Whale Watching

Reykjavik offers some of the best whale watching in Iceland. Available all year round with the peak season during summer. The tours set sail from the old harbour just minutes walking distance from the city center. Humpbacks and minke whales are the most common species but during spring orcas frequent the bay.

whale showing it's white belly in front of people on whale watching tour in reykjavik iceland

Akureyri Whale Watching

The capital city of North-Iceland is Akureyri, which is also home of some of the best whale watching in Iceland. From the picturesque Eyjafjordur fjord you will have the chance of getting up close and personal with many different whale species. These are some of the most beautiful waters in Iceland.

whale blowing air in front of mountain in akureyri iceland

Husavik Whale Watching

Husavik is the Whale Watching capital of the world. If you are travelling close to here you simply cannot miss the chance of going out to the Skjalfandi Bay in search of these amazing creatures. With both premium and classic tours available from april through october. Husavik is without doubt the best place in Iceland for whale watching.

Whale showing it's tail on a tour