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Whale watching in Iceland

Whale Watching

Whale watching has become increasingly popular amongst travelers in Iceland and tours are available from Reykjavík, Húsavík and Akureyri among other locations.

Where to go whale watching?

Going from Reykjavík harbour is most common as Reykjavík is the most visited destination in Iceland. Húsavík in the north has been called the whale watching capital and Akureyri is also a great starting point if you go to North Iceland.


Whale Watching Boat leaving Reykjavik Harbour - Whale Watching Tour

Reykjavík whale watching tours depart from the Old Harbour area to head out to Faxaflói Bay. In summer, you might see humpback whales and minke whales while you can expect to see white-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises any time of year. Take a look at the whale watching options from Reykjavík.


Húsavík in North Iceland

Humpback whales, blue whales, minke whales, pilot whales and sperm whales are commonly seen out on Skjálfandi Bay on whale watching tours from Húsavík. The deep waters come with a bigger chance to see rare species such as the basking shark, the northern bottlenose whale and the beluga. Find whale watching in Húsavík here.


Akureyri whale watching

From Akureyri you can go whale watching on the fjord of Eyjafjörður and might be lucky enough to spot dolphins and humpback whales.

Make the most of your day trip!

There’s more to Iceland than whale watching and if you have time to spare, pick a tour that has that little something extra!

ATV & Whale Watching

First we go quad biking, then have lunch at Reykjavík harbour before searching for the whales.

Whales & Sea Angling

After whale watching, you can enjoy beautiful surroundings with a fishing rod in your hand and maybe even catch a fish or two.

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