Express Whales & puffin tour

19,990ISK Apr - Oct


An exhilarating express tour starting from the Old Harbour in Reykjavík everyday from 15 April to 30 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 mesmerizing Harpa Concert Hall.
Duration: approx. 1,5-2 hrs.
Tour difficuly: Moderate
     15 April - 30 June, two times a day at 10:00 and 14:00
     1 July - 31 August, up to four times a day at 10:00, 12:00, 14:00 and 16:00.
     1-30 September, two times a day at 10:00 and 14:00.
     1-16 October at 10:00.
NOTE: This tour is not suitable for pregnant women and those with a history of back injuries. Please consult your doctor prior to booking this tour. Passengers need to be 145 cm or taller to participate in this tour.


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.


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

Service Provider: Elding