We operate two types of whale watching from the Old Harbour in Reykjavik, Whale Watching Express and Whale Watching Classic.
The Classic whale watching is normally operate on our beautiful, big and stable Andrea. The Andrea gives extra comfort, with great inside and outside viewing decks. The Andrea 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, and finally take part in their research of the behavior of the whales by marking the sightings on each tour with a specific sticker (one color for each whale type) on a large map of the search area!
The tour on Andrea takes 3-3,5 hours. The tour is guided in both English and German. The 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. Whales are beautiful animals and one of nature’s most extraordinary sights. Our whale watching tours are operated from the old harbour and because of our crew’s expertise and the abundant marine life, we have spotted whales on over 90% of our tours. The most common whales spotted include Minke Whales, White-Beaked Dolphins, Harbor Porpoises and even the majestic Humpback Whales.
Other species are sometimes spotted. Departure times: Whale Watching Classic: 09:00 - 01 March-31 October 13:00 - All year 17:00 - 15 May-15 September Whale Watching Express: 10:00 - 01 May-30 September 14:00 - 01 May-30 September 21:00 - 15 June-31 July
Seat inside for every passenger Guide on every tour, skilled and friendly crew Café lounge with hot drinks and refreshments on board Warm overalls provided on board for free Free WI-FI on board
What do I need to bring?
Dress warm & during the summer months its good to bring sunglasses & sunscreen on your nose!