Whale Watching

Tour provided by: Special Tours

Whale Watching in Faxaflói Bay with Special Tours - We Go the Extra Mile!


Special Tours operates two types of whale watching from the Old Harbour in Reykjavik, Whale Watching Express and Whale Watching Classic.

The Whale Watching Classic  is normally operated on our beautiful, big and stable boat Andrea. 

The Andrea gives extra comfort, with great inside and outside viewing decks. She is very family friendly with an educational and interactive focus where their passengers get to see and feel whale teeth and bones, see specimens from the ocean that are shown to them on an on-board screen using special microscopes.

The tour on Andrea takes 3-3,5 hours and is guided in English year-round, and in German from May 1st - September 30th.

The Whale Watching Express tour is operated on either The Rose or Lilja, both being comfortable boats on the inside of the cabin and on the outside deck. 

The Express gets you out to the whale watching area in less time but gives you the same time on the bay whale watching. The tour only takes 2-2,5 hours. 

The most common whales spotted include Minke Whales, White-Beaked Dolphins, Harbor Porpoises and even the majestic Humpback Whales. Other species are sometimes spotted, such as fin whales and orcas.

Departure times: 

Whale Watching Classic (All Year):

09:00 - March 1st - November 15th
13:00 - All year
17:00 - May 15th - September 30th

Whale Watching Express (1st May - 30th September):

10:00 - May 1st - September 30th 
14:00 - May 1st - September 30th
21:00 - June 15th - July 31st - Please note that transfers are not available for the 21:00 departure from June 15th - July 31st.

  • Seat inside for every passenger 
  • Guide on every tour, skilled and friendly crew 
  • Snack bar on board
  • Warm overalls for every passenger (also available in children's sizes)
  • Free Wifi on board  

We recommend wearing warm clothing & sturdy shoes - and don't forget your camera!

3 hours