Reykjavik Winter Whale and Dolphin Watching.

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Reykjavík Winter Whale & Dolphin Watching
This tour is a winter variation of our Reykjavík Classic Whale Watching. If you are travelling in winter please use this option.

Available: November – February
Time: 09:00 / 13:00
Duration: 3-5 hrs.

Winter whale watching is a unique experience and a whole other adventure compared to our summer tours. Each year continues to surprise us with the wildlife it offers. The low-lying sun is something not to be missed, as it casts a warm glow over the snow-capped mountains surrounding the bay, often painting the sky bright orange or pink. Explore the rich wildlife of the coast in the shadow of the surrounding stunning landscape and breathe in the fresh and crisp air of the Atlantic ocean to maximise your experience!

Herring and Capelin being the main prey available in our waters, it often attracts Humpback whales, Killer whales/Orcas, White-beaked dolphins and Harbour porpoises to our shores. Finding the cetaceans is a team effort and so we ask all our passengers to take part in the search out on deck by scanning the horizon and pointing and shouting out their whereabouts (using the clock system). We abide by a Code of Conduct for responsible whale watching, thus each encounter is on the animal’s terms and distance may be kept to minimise disturbance. Although our success rate is high, we are working with wild animals and therefore sightings cannot be guaranteed. In case no whales or dolphins make an appearance on the tour we will offer you to join us another day for free.

The weather and thus sea conditions can be challenging during the winter months and therefore it is good to keep in mind that we often adapt by moving our vessels to harbours of more sheltered areas situated around the Reykjanes peninsula and transport our passengers there free of charge from our base in the Old Harbour. Our experience and flexibility allows for a more comfortable and reliable winter whale watching adventure, but going from other harbours means that we may need to take a bus anywhere from 20-60 min. away, where we can expect the duration of the tour to be around 3-5 hrs. in total.

For optimal viewing and your enjoyment, this tour is subject to weather and decent sailing conditions and therefore it could get cancelled on short notice. Stay updated on your tour’s status or check recent sightings by having a look at our online Whale Diary.
 

What’s included?

  • Use of warm overalls 
  • Excellent guidance 
  • Free on board WiFi
  • Access to our Visitor Centre / Whale Exhibition

Please note

  • The deck on the boat can be slippery. 
  • For optimal viewing and a more enjoyable cruise this tour is weather dependent. 
  • It is always colder on the water than on land so dress warm and put on the provided warm overalls when needed. 

What do I need to bring?

  • Sturdy footwear
  • Warm clothing (thermals, hat, scarf and gloves)

Cancellation policy

  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled a day or less before event

Pickup Locations - Click to expand

Note: Pick-up starts 45 minute(s) before departure.
We offer pick-up to the following places for this experience:
100 Iceland Hotel – BUS STOP 10 HLEMMUR
101 Guesthouse – BUS STOP 10 – HLEMMUR
101 Hotel – BUS STOP 6 SAFNAHÚSIÐ / CULTURE HOUSE
105 – A Townhouse Hotel
1919 Hotel Radisson SAS – BUS STOP NR 4 – TRYGGVAGATA
22 Hill Hotel (Kea hotels)
41 – A Townhouse Hotel – BUS STOP 7 TRAÐARKOT
4th floor Hotel – BUS STOP 10 – HLEMMUR
Adam Guesthouse – BUS STOP NR. 8 HALLGRÍMSKIRKJA
Alba Guesthouse
Alda Hotel – BUS STOP 10 / HLEMMUR
Álfhóll Guesthouse – BUS STOP NR 4 – TRYGGVAGATA
Alfred’s Apartment – BUS STOP 9 SNORRABRAUT
Apartment K – Bergstaðastræti 3 – BUS STOP 8 HALLGRÍMSKIRKJA
Apartment K – Hverfisgata 14 – BUS STOP 6 CULTURE HOUSE / SAFNAHUSIÐ
Apartment K – Hverfisgata 37 – BUST STOP NR 7 – TRAÐARKOT
Apartment K – Laugavegur 46 – BUS STOP 7 TRAÐARKOT
Apartment K – Laugavegur 85 – BUS STOP 7 TRAÐARKOT
Apartment K – Lindargata 60 – BUS STOP NR 7 – TRAÐARKOT
Apartment K – Skólastræti 1 – BUS STOP 6 SAFNAHÚSIÐ
Apartment K – Þingholtsstræti 2 – BUS STOP NR 6 CULTURE HOUSE / SAFNAHUSIÐ
Arahús Guesthouse
Arctic Comfort Hotel (Vík)
Arnarhvoll Hotel (Centerhotel) – BUS STOP 5 – HARPA
Aurora Guesthouse – BUS STOP 8 / HALLGRÍMSKIRKJA
B47 – BUS STOP 8 / HALLGRÍMSKIRKJA
Baldursbrá Guesthouse BUS STOP 2 THE POND / TJÖRNIN
Black Pearl – BUS STOP NR 4 – TRYGGVAGATA
Bolholt Guesthouse
Borg Hotel (Kea hotels) – BUS STOP 3 – LÆKJARGATA
Borgartún Guesthouse (GJ travel)
Brim Hotel
BSI Bus Terminal
Bus Hostel Reykjavík
BUS STOP 1 CITY HALL / RÁÐHÚSIÐ
BUS STOP 10 HLEMMUR
BUS STOP 11 AUSTURBÆR
BUS STOP 12 HÖFÐATORG
BUS STOP 2 THE POND / TJÖRNIN
BUS STOP 3 LÆKJARGATA
BUS STOP 4 TRYGGVAGATA
BUS STOP 5 HARPA
BUS STOP 6 CULTURE HOUSE / SAFNAHÚSIÐ
BUS STOP 7 TRAÐARKOT
BUS STOP 8 HALLGRÍMSKIRKJA
BUS STOP 9 SNORRABRAUT
Butterfly Guesthouse – BUS STOP NR 4 – TRYGGVAGATA
Cabin Hotel
Canopy by Hilton – BUS STOP NR 7 – TRAÐARKOT
Capital Inn
Castle House Luxury Apartments – BUS STOP 2 THE POND / TJÖRNIN
Central Guesthouse – Bólstaðarhlíð 8
Central Guesthouse – Mjölnisholti 14
Centrum Guesthouse – BUS STOP 11 – AUSTURBÆR
Chez Monique – BUS STOP 1 CITY HALL / RÁÐHÚSIÐ
City Center Hotel – BUS STOP NR 4 – TRYGGVAGATA
City Park Hotel
Cruise ship at Kornagardur
Cruise ship at Skarfabakki
Cruise ship at Sundabakki
Downtown Reykjavik Apartments
Eiríkur Rauði Guesthouse – BUS STOP 8 / HALLGRÍMSKIRKJA
Eyja Guldsmeden Hotel
First Hotel Kópavogur
Fosshotel Baron
Fosshotel Lind
Fosshótel Rauðará
Fosshotel Reykjavik – BUS STOP 12 HÖFÐATORG
Frón Hotel – BUS STOP NR 7 – TRAÐARKOT
Galaxy Pod Hostel
Galtafell Guesthouse BUS STOP 2 THE POND / TJÖRNIN
Garður Hotel
Grand Hotel Reykjavík
Gray Line Bus Terminal (Holtagarðar)
Grettisborg Apartments – BUS STOP 11 AUSTURBÆR
Grímur Hotel
Guesthouse Óðinn
Guesthouse Pavi
Harbourfront Guesthouse
Hilton Nordica Reykjavík Hotel
Hlemmur Square – BUS STOP 10 HLEMMUR
Holt Hotel – BSÍ Bus Station
Hotel 66
Hotel Island
Hotel Kriunes
Hótel Lotus
Hotel Phoenix – BUS STOP 10 HLEMMUR
Iceland Comfort apt
Igdlo Guesthouse – Gunnarsbraut 46
Igdlo Guesthouse – Laugavegur 96
ION City Hotel – BUS STOP #7
Isafold Guesthouse – NO PICKUP FOR WHALE WATCHING PLEASE WALK TO THE PIER
Kerno Apartments, Reykjavik, Iceland
Kex Hostel
Klettur Hotel
Klöpp Hotel (Centerhotel) – BUS STOP NR 7 – TRAÐARKOT
Kvosin Hotel – BUS STOP 1 CITY HALL / RÁÐHÚSIÐ
Laugarbjarg Guesthouse
Leifur Eiríksson Hotel – BUS STOP 8 HALLGRÍMSKIRKJA
Loft Hostel – BUS STOP NR 6 CULTURE HOUSE / SAFNAHÚSIÐ
Loki Guesthouse – BUS STOP 8 HALLGRÍMSKIRKJA
Luna Apartments – BUS STOP 2 THE POUND / TJÖRNIN
Metropolitan Hotel – BUS STOP NR 4 – TRYGGVAGATA
Miðgarður Hotel (Centerhotel) – BUS STOP 13
North Star Apartments
Northern Comfort Apartments
Norðurey Guesthouse (Snorrabraut 71)
Norðurey Hotel (Hrísateigur 14)
Norðurey Hotel (Reykjavíkurvegur 72)
Ocean Comfort apartments – BUS STOP NR 4 – TRYGGVAGATA
Oddsson Hostel
OK Hotel – BUS STOP 10 HLEMMUR
Örkin Sjómannaheimili
Our House Guesthouse – BUS STOP 8 HALLGRÍMSKIRKJA
Óðinsvé Hotel – BUS STOP 8 / HALLGRÍMSKIRKJA
Pálshús Skerjargarði
Pisa Guesthouise – BUS STOP 3 LÆKJARGATA
Planet Apartments – NO PICKUP FOR WHALE WATCHING PLEASE WALK TO THE PIER
Plaza Hotel (Centerhotel) – BUS STOP NR 4 – TRYGGVAGATA
Rey Apartments – BUS STOP NR 7 – TRAÐARKOT
Reykjavík Airport
Reykjavik Centrum Hotel – BUS STOP 1 – CITY HALL/RÁÐHÚSIÐ
Reykjavik City Hostel
Reykjavík Cosy Guesthouse – BUS STOP 8 HALLGRÍMSKIRKJA
Reykjavík Downtown Hostel – BUS STOP NR 4 – TRYGGVAGATA
Reykjavík Hostel Village
Reykjavík Lights Hotel
Reykjavik Marina – NO PICKUP FOR WHALE WATCHING PLEASE WALK TO THE PIER (ONLY 100 M)
Reykjavik Natura
Reykjavík Residence Hotel – BUS STOP NR 7 – TRAÐARKOT
Reykjavík Residence Suites – BUS STOP 7 Traðarkot
Reykjavik4you Apartments – BUS STOP 10 – HLEMMUR
Reykjavik4you Apartments – BUS STOP 7 – Traðarkot
Room with a view – BUS STOP 7 – TRAÐARKOT
Saga Hotel (Radisson SAS )
Skjaldbreið (Centerhotel) – BUS STOP NR 7 – TRAÐARKOT
Skuggi Hotel, BUS STOP 9 SNORRABRAUT
Smári Hotel
Snorri Guesthouse – BUS STOP 11 AUSTURBÆR
Stay Apartments Bolholt
Stay Apartments Einholt
Storm Hotel – BUS STOP 12 HÖFÐATORG
Sunna Guesthouse – BUS STOP 8 / HALLGRÍMSKIRKJA
Tower Suites Reykjavík, Bus Stop. Nr 12
Travel Inn Guesthouse
Vellir Hotel
Viking Village Hotel
Viðeyjar Söluskúr
Welcome Apartments – Hverfisgata 100 – BUS STOP 9 SNORRABRAUT
Welcome Apartments – Týsgata 4 – BUS STOP 8 HALLGRÍMSKIRKJA
Welcome Apartments – Vatnsstígur 11 – BUS STOP 7 TRAÐARKOT
Þingholt (Centerhotel) – BUS STOP 6 SAFNAHÚSIÐ / CULTURE HOUSE

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