Rib Boat Express Whale watching

An exciting and adventurous new express whale watching tour! During this fast-paced 2 hour tour you will get extra close to the whales in our custom built RIB boat Dagmar, the newest addition to our fleet.

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  • Duration: 2 Hours
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Sail out to the feeding grounds of Faxaflói Bay in our new RIB express boat, Dagmar. This 12-meter boat has a comfortable cruising speed of 32 knots, which allows us to get out to the whale watching area much faster. It also allows us to get up close and personal to the whales in a way that‘s safe and comfortable for both passengers and the whales.

During the summer months we will stop by the puffins island Akurey on our way out to search for whales. The puffins are in Iceland during the summer months for their breeding season, and are an adorable and fun addition to the tour! On the way back to land we sail along the coastline of Reykjavík – a perfect photo opportunity!

Dagmar was custom built for us in the UK, and designed with greater comfort and safety in mind. The boat is equipped with suspension seating (also known as shock seats), which are scientifically proven to provide a more cushioned ride than other types of stationary seats. This means your ride will be more comfortable, even in choppier seas.


  • High-speed whale watching cruise in Faxaflói Bay
  • Watch for humpback whales, white-beaked dolphins, minke whales & harbour porpoises
  • Learn about Iceland's amazing wildlife from your guide


Gear up with your overalls, gloves and goggles and listen to a short safety speech from your guide before boarding. You will set sail from the Old Harbour, near the city center of Reykjavík. We sail 10-15 nautical miles out to the feeding grounds of Faxaflói Bay, a natural wildlife area (with a stop to the puffin island on the way during the summer months). Enjoy beautiful views of Esja and the surrounding mountains, and of Reykjavík‘s coastline on the way back. This tour is at sea for a total of 2 hours.

Important information

Not recommended for pregnant women, people with back problems or severe heart conditions, children under 10 years or people under 130 cm.

This tour is dependent on weather conditions and sightings of wildlife cannot be guaranteed.

Our experienced captains make the decision to sail based on years of experience while keeping in mind passenger safety and comfort.

We can never guarantee sightings on the tour, but if nothing is seen we offer a FREE ticket to join our Whale Watching Classic or Whale Watching Express tours - valid indefinitely!

What’s included

  • Guided Rib boat tour
  • Admission to the Whales of Iceland Exhibition
  • Warm floatable overalls provided for your comfort & safety
  • Lifevests, gloves & goggles
  • A visit to the Puffin Island in the summertime
  • English guidance & expert guides
  • Scenic route along the Reykjavík coastline
  • Suspensions seats for extra comfort
  • We get you extra close!

What do I need to bring

We recommend warm clothes, good footwear and sunscreen - and don't forget your camera!

$ 171 2 Hours , Moderate

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