Reykjavík Express Whales & Puffins

Tour details

Departures:    10:00 / 11:00 / 12:00 / 13:00 / 14:00 / 15:00 / 16:00 / 20:00 /

Duration:    2:00 hours

Hot tip:    Dress warmly and don't be shy to also put on our warm overalls!

What’s included?

Warm overalls / Goggles / All necessary safety equipment / Free visit to Elding Whale / Watching centre / Whale and puffin tour (mid May - mid August) / Reykjavík sight-seeing with stop at Harpa Concert Hall


Adults: 89,79 EUR / Children (10-15 years): 89,79 EUR

An exhilarating express tour starting from the Old Harbour in Reykjavík everyday from 15 April to 31 October. This is a small group tour only 12 person per boat with specially trained whale guide and certified RIB boat captain.


Search for the wildlife and explore seas on the adventure of a lifetime on our express, small groups whale watching tour. Our specially engineered RIB boats get you closer and faster to the whales and puffins than our bigger boats. These stable and safe boats also allow us to search a bigger area, thus increasing your likelyhood  of viewing the whales, dolphins and birdlife.


This fantastic whale watching tour starts from the Old Harbour in downtown Reykjavík. First we ride out to the islands and see the puffins (season 15 May - 15 August) in their natural surroundings. Next we head out further in search of the whales. Seeing the whales and dolphins as up close as you can from our RIB boats is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. After our whale tour we sail back to Reykjavík, where we will take ride along the cities shore line, viewing it from the ocean. Including a stop at the harbour side of Iceland´s most famous building, the mesmerising Harpa Concert Hall.


Price per person. 10-99 yrs.: 89,79 EUR  ●  Duration: approx. 2 hrs.  ●  Tour difficuly: Moderate


     15 April - 31 May / two times a day at 10:00 and 14:00

     1 - 30 June / four times a day at 10:00, 12:00, 14:00 and 16:00.

     1 July - 31 August / eight times a day at 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13.00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00 and an evening departure at 20:00

     1-30 September / three times a day at 10:00, 12:00 and 14:00.

     1-31 October / two times a day at 10.00 and 14.00


NOTE: This tour may not be suitable for seniors (over the age of 65 years), pregnant women or those with a history of heart or back problems. Please note that you need to be able to stand in your seat (minimum height of 145cm) and fit into one of our overalls to participate in this tour (maximum size XXXL).


Tour area


Our whale watching tours are focused mainly on the southern part of Faxaflói, just off Reykjavík. Each day we scan the area for signs of whales as we never know for sure where we might find them. Sometimes we have to go far while at other times the whales are quite close to shore.

Good to know

Sighting success is 92%, however the cetacean abundance is unpredictable and varies with the food availability of our shores.

Most common species are Minkes, White-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises, however other species such as Humpbacks, Orcas, Pilot whales or even Fin whales have also been spotted. If no whales or dolphins are seen on your tour we will offer you a complimentary ticket for our classic whale watching tour (EL01/EL02/EL03), valid for two years.

Please make sure to arrive early for this tour as you need to gear up prior to boarding.


 Faroe Islands

Phone: +298 21 91 41

 Faroe Islands

Phone: +298 21 91 41