Whale Watching from Reykjavik – Titans of the Ocean
Whale Watching from Reykjavik
Iceland is a land of giants. Whilst it might be a little trickier to see the ones on the land (they are surprisingly good at hiding) you have a far better chance of spotting the giants of the sea. Whale watching is one of the most popular day tours, and a perfect activity for all the family. Humpback whales, minke whales, pilot whales, fin whales and even the blue whale, the largest creature on earth, can be found in Icelandic waters. You can also see dolphins and harbour porpoises. Whale watching from Reykjavik is available any time of year, although sightings are more frequent in the summer months.
It really is something else to witness these awesome creatures in their natural habitat. If you’re lucky, you will see the humpback just doing as they do and leaping from the ocean. Whilst it is not fully understood why they do this, it is generally accepted that they do it because it’s fun. And why not? You will head off with knowledgable and passionate experts who love their job (and why wouldn’t they?) and hopefully you will get to witness these gentle giants wave hello with the flip of a (humongous) fin.
How and where?
There are whale watching tours departing from the old harbour in Reykjavík multiple times a day. Tours normally take around 3-3.5 hours and waterproof overalls will be provided and refreshments can be purchased on board. Its time to test those sea legs!!
Am I guaranteed to see whales?
Please note that whales are wild animals, and as such they are unpredictable. So, this means that we can never guarantee sightings. However, the great news is that if your first trip is unsuccessful then you can try again for free!! Whale, how about that?