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Whale-Watching Tour from Reykjavik

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Whale-Watching Tour from Reykjavik

Set off in search of minke whales, humpbacks and more onthis whale-watching cruise from Reykjavik. Pull on a pair of provided coverallsand then stay on the lookout for harbor porpoises, white-beaked dolphins andwhales as you cut through the still waters of Faxaflói Bay. Throughout yourcruise, listen to the knowledgeable guide’s insightful commentary, and haveyour camera ready to capture Reykjavik’s native marine life in the wild. Choosefrom a 3.5-hour cruise or an express 2.5-hour high-speed boat version — perfectif you’re short on time. Please note that the 3-3.5 hour cruise sails at 9:00,13:00 and 17:00. The 2-2.5 hour cruise sails at 10:00, 14:00 and 21:00. Pleasenote that the departure times depend on time of year.

Choose from a leisurely 3.5-hour cruise or an express2.5-hour high-speed boat version, and then make your own way to Reykjavik’s OldHarbor, where you’ll board your luxurious, whale-watching boat.

 

Find a comfortable spot on deck and pull on a pair ofprovided coveralls to keep you warm. Remember to also bring a hat, scarf andgloves with you to keep you extra toasty. Then, listen as your guide explainswhat species of marine life you can expect to see, and hear interesting factsand old sea stories about these magnificent mammals.

As your boat slips away from the harbor, scan the water forporpoises, white-beaked dolphins, minke whales and humpbacks whales. Make sureyou have your camera ready — with up to 90% whale-spotting success, thisFaxaflói Bay cruise provides a fantastic chance to see whales. In the unlikelyevent that you don’t spot a whale, you will receive a complimentary ticket foranother boat ride.

If you feel cold during your cruise, warm yourself up insidethe cozy viewing area, where coffee, tea, hot chocolate and light refreshments(own expense) are available.

After 2.5 or 3.5 hours, your experience ends with a drop-offback at your hotel (if booked directly with the supplier)


 

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