FROM 21,990 ISK

Enjoy the golden hours of the seemingly endless midnight sun out on the waters surrounding Reykjavík with WHALE SAFARI. This evening whale watching & wildlife tour leaves from Reykjavík’s Old Harbour and is operated in our custom-made RIB boats. This two hour tour is the ideal way to make the most of your day in Reykjavík, with the tour starting from Reykjavik Old Harbour every evening from June 15th to August 31st.


✓  Ideal evening activity after a day tour or dinner in Reykjavík
✓  Get as close to the whales, puffins and wildlife as possible without disturbing them
✓  The puffins are around from approximately the 15th of May – 20th of August
✓  Whale Safari’s custom-made RIB boats are fast and can easily cover a bigger search area
✓  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
✓  “Whale Guarantee”, you can try again for free on the classic tour if no whales are seen
✓  Panoramic views of Reykjavik City and the Harpa Concert Hall from the sea

Departs: Daily from June 15th to August 25th.
Start Time: 20:00pm
Trip Difficulty: moderate (small RIB boat).
Duration: 2 hours.
Price: 21,990 ISK.
Minimum Age: 10 years or 145 cms tall.
Start Location: Whale Safari ticket office, Ægisgarður, Old Reykjavík Harbour.


During Icelandic summer nights the daylight just seems endless. This unique whale watching tour departs in the evening from Reykjavík’s Old Harbour. Over the puffin season (early May to mid August) the tour stars off with visiting the puffins in their natural habitat on the islands of the nearby bay. Then you will cruise out under the midnight sun over Faxaflói Bay in search of whales & dolphins in the custom designed RIB boats.

The boats are specially designed to get you closer to the whales and bird life with their speed and manoeuvrability giving you the ability to cover more area in the search of the incredible wildlife in the bay. When possible we switch the engines off completely to give the wildlife (and you) the serenity to fully enjoy the nature under the colourful hues of the evening sky.

During the bright Icelandic summer nights an evening cruise is the ideal way to make the most of your day in Reykjavík. As the whales never fully sleep you can expect encountering the same wildlife on this express whale watching tour as on the regular day tours.

The return to the Reykjavík harbour is completed with a unique ride along the city’s shoreline offering magnificent views of the Sun Voyager sculpture and the glittering Harpa Concert Hall.


There is an age limit of 10 years or 145 cms tall to go on the RIB boats.

Please note: This tour may not be suitable for pregnant women. Consult your doctor before signing up. This tour may not be suitable for those with history of back problems or back injury. Consult your doctor before signing up. This tour may not be suitable for those over the age of 65 years.

Cancellations due to weather: Sometimes this tour is cancelled due to winds in the main whale habitat area. In such an event you are offered three choices: You can re-book your tour at a later date without any additional costs. Sometimes the bigger sightseeing ships are sailing (they sail in more wind then the RIB boats) and you can go on this tour instead (being refunded  the difference). Or you can take a full refund. Stay in contact with Whale Safari regarding this.

The incredible Whale Safari Whale Guarantee: If you don´t see whales on your RIB tour (very unlikely) you can go again for free, this time around trying the bigger boats. And get this, you can choose where you go again, in Reykjavík or in Akureyri in North Iceland.

You will be provided with warm flotation suits and all safety equipment.

Dress warmly for the cold North Atlantic ocean. Bring warm outdoor clothing like a wool or fleece sweater, some warm headgear and gloves. Sturdy shoes are recommended.

Meeting point is at the Whale Safari Office located on Ægisgarður in the Old Reykjavík Harbour.

This tour is operated by our friends at Whale Safari.