Whale watching on a RIB boat from Reykjavik

Express whale watching and wild life tour in RIB boats with private guide on board. This tour will get you closer to nature and cover a bigger search area than any other whale watching tour from Reykjavík.

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  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Moderate
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  • Meet on location
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Experience the wildlife and nature adventure of a lifetime on our most personal whale watching tour. Our custom made RIB boats allow you to get closer the whales and puffins than any boats can offer. These fast, stable and safe boats also allow us to cover more area as we search for the wild life, thus increasing your chances of spotting whales, dolphins and birdlife. 


  • Get as close to the whales, puffins and wildlife as possible without disturbing them.

  • See the puffins from approximately the 1st of May - 20th of August

  • Our custom made RIB boats are fast and can easily cover a bigger search area than the classic whale watching boats.

    Shock absorbing suspension seats for extra safety & comfort

  • Small group! Only 12 people per boat with expert whale guide and RIB boat captain.

  • Less time then the "Classic Whale Watching tour", only 2 hours from harbour to harbour.

  • See Reykjavik City and the Harpa Concert Hall from the sea.


This great whale watching tour starts from the old harbour of Reykjavík and we first visit the puffins in their natural habitat on the islands in the bay. Next we head out in search of the whales. Few things will beat the experience of seeing the whales and dolphins as up close as you can from our RIB boats. After our whale safari we travel back to Reykjavík, where we will take ride along the cities shore line, viewing it from the sea. Including a stop at the harbour side of Iceland´s most famous building, the glittering Harpa Concert Hall.

Important information

Please note: 

  • Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your chosen departure. If you arrive later then 10 minutes prior to the departure we can not guarantee that you can join the tour. 
  • This tour has a minimum of 2 passengers. If the minimum is not met, we will offer you to reschedule or get a full refund.
  • The tour has an age limit of 10 years & height limit of 145 CM
  • This tour may not be suitable for pregnant women. Consult your doctor before signing up.

  • This tour is not recommended for those with history of back and knee problems or severe heart conditions. Consult your doctor before signing up.

  • This tour may not be suitable for those over the age of 65 years.

  • Puffin season is from approximately May - August

Flexible Ticket:

Your ticket is flexible which means you can change your departure time up to two hours prior to the reserved departure. If you need to move your booking please contact us directly by e-mail at info@whalesafari.is and we will assist you. 

In case your plans change we will help you be prepared for the unexpected: Is the weather great today but you are booked for tomorrow? Did your flight get delayed and you might miss your tour? Is someone you are travelling with feeling sick? No worries, with the flexible ticket we will change your departure time as needed! 

Please note: Moving the booking is always subject to availability.

2019 Departures:

  • From the 1st of April to the 31st of May two departures a day at 10:00 and 14:00.

  • From the 1st of June to the 30th of June four departures a day at 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00 & 20.00

  • From the 1st of July to the 31st of August  eight departures a day at 09.00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00 & an evening departure at 20:00.

  • From the 1st of September to the 30th of September three departures a day at 10:00. 13.00 & 15.00.

  • From the 1st of October to the 31st of October two departures a day at 10:00 and 14.00

Cancellations due to weather:  

Our tours are dependant on weather and sea conditions so sometimes we need to cancel this tour due to winds in the main whale habitat area. Make sure to provide us with your contact details upon booking so we can contact you as soon as possible regarding any changes to your tour!

What’s included

  • Two hour expertly guided whale whale watching tour in a 12 seater RIB boat. 
  • Small Group - Only 12 passengers with expert guide & captain
  • Flexible Ticket! Easily change the date & time of your departure if needed!
  • Puffins are seen on this tour sighted from early May towards the end of August!
  • Reykjavík sightseeing with panoramic views off the Sun Voyager & Harpa Concert Hall
  • Whale Guarantee! If we are unlucky and can't seem to find whales or dolphins on the RIB tour you can try again for free on the Classic Whale Watching on the larger boats either in Reykjavík or in Akureyri.
  • We supply warm overalls, gloves, goggles and all necessary safety equipment.

What do I need to bring

Dress appropriately for our northern ocean, so if you have it, bring warm outdoor clothing like a  wool or fleece sweater, some warm headgear and gloves. Sturdy shoes are recommended.
$ 169 2 Hours , Moderate

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