REYKJAVIK WHALE WATCHING

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Whale watching with Ambassador in Faxaflói bay

Whether you want to go whale watching for orcas, humpbacks, dolphins or minke whale, our Reykjavik whale watching tours are just an easy cruise away.

We depart from Hlésgata, Vesturbugt harbor up to three times a day to meet and greet with those wonderful, mysterious creatures and explore the nature and wildlife around the Reykjavik area.

  • BOOK YOUR TICKET here online, call us or drop by at the booking office in Geirsgata 7a, upstairs!
  • Put on your warm clothes, layer up. Bring sunglasses too and a binocular if you have it. 
  • Twenty minutes before departure you should show up at our cool little booking office, or just come directly to the boat that is placed by Hlesgata harbor, right down from the Icelandair Marina hotel

Departures May - September

 09:0013:0017:00
Price
ISK 10.990
Duration
3 hours
Location
Reykjavik Old Harbour
Time Period
All year round
Age Limit
No
Tour Type
Family friendly

Don’t forget to bring your camera!

Why go whale watching with Ambassador?

Our company has celebrated a tremendous success since the owner, captain Magnus Gudjonsson, started his whale watching and northern lights tours from the northern town of Akureyri in the summer of 2013.

Our sighting rate is as high as 99% and we are very grateful for all the wonderful reviews we get online. In the spring of 2017 we decided to offer our tours from Reykjavik as well as Akureyri and operate all year round from this fun little capital city.

Our Reykjavik whale watching boat, the Ambassador, is one of the many reasons for why our guests like this company.  She used to be a police boat in Hamburg, Germany. Later she was converted into a pleasure yacht located in Madeira and in 2012 we bought this wonderful boat and converted her into a fantastic whale watching boat that has brought joy to many visitors from all over the world.

To us she is the best in this town! We love our Ambassador!

Where to find us

Tour fact sheet

  • Approximately three hour whale watching tour
  • Six different watching platforms
  • 360° panorama from top deck
  • Commentary through on board sound system
  • Heated indoor cabin with toilet facilities
  • Comfortable cushioned seats & ample space
  • Light snacks, sandwiches, coffee, beer & soft drinks available on board

Schedule for Reykjavik Whale Watching 2017

09:0013:0017:00
March  14th– 31st
April 1st– 30th1st– 30th
May 1st– 31st 1st– 31st15th– 31st
June1st– 30th 1st– 30th1st– 30th
July 1st– 31st 1st– 31st 1st– 31st
August 1st– 31st 1st– 31st 1st– 31st
September  1st– 31st1st– 30th1st– 30th
October  1st– 31st 1st– 31st
November 1st– 30th
December 1st– 31st

  • “Stunning scenery, with whales!”
    I wandered in to the office and asked if they thought there was much chance of seeing whales that day. I was drily informed by a guide that the probability was between 99-100% so I booked and am so glad I did! We saw lots of minke whales and humpbacks, with some of the humpbacks coming very close to us....

    tea_n_see / Austrailia
    tea_n_see / Austrailia From Tripadvisor
  • “First Class Experience!”
    Today we went on their last whale watching trip of the year, they end now until next Spring. And what a way to finish! We saw minke and humpbacks playing and diving no more than 5 metres from our boat. For over an hour we watched and photographed these amazing creatures, seemingly oblivious to us being there.

    Andy-S60 / England
    Andy-S60 / England From Tripadvisor
  • “Unbelievable experience”
    We could not keep count on the many whales we saw, so close up that I felt like I could just reach out my hand and touch them. What an amazing experience. We were on a high speed boat so we could just follow the whales and get up very close again and again. We also saw the warmest waterfall in Europe. Excellent trip with nice details in addition to the main purpose of seeing whales. Beautiful view of the mountains surrounding the fjord.

    soleybs
    soleybs From Tripadvisor
  • “Close enough to touch the whales!”
    My husband and I did the speed boat tour on our honeymoon, and we had a fantastic time! We saw harbor porpoises, minke whales, and humpbacks so close that they sprayed water on us. Our guide Mary was knowledgeable and fun to have with us. I would highly recommend this your for anyone who loves beautiful views and marine life!

    Alex K
    Alex K From Tripadvisor
  • “Best excursion in Iceland for us!”
    We went whale watching on the extreme ribbed boat on October 22. Our captain Örn and our guide Anna were amazing! We were able to get up close to all the whales! It was an amazing experience! We saw about 6-7 different humpbacks and a few minke whales. It was so worth the money. I would really recommend the extreme boat tour because you can see the whales so well from the small boat and with just a few people around you. It is also fast enough to cruise over to a whale when you start to see it from far. I think this was my favorite thing I've experienced in Iceland!

    Allissa M
    Allissa M From Tripadvisor
  • “Used Ambassador for Northern Lights Viewing

    Ambassador took us on a northern lights viewing tour in Akureyri and needless to say, we are so glad that we went along. At our hotel, the Icelandair Akureyri, they recommended that we go out on a boat to see the northern lights because their forecast said there would be a good chance of catching them. Well, we listened and spent the $100 to go and have nothing but a lifetime of memories.

    We saw the aurora borealis in all the colors you can possibly imagine, dancing, bouncing and just at their best. It was a frigidly cold night, but the boat staff did their best to offer us blankets and let us go down to the bottom, covered deck to keep warm. It was a lovely experience and Ambassador made it possible.”

    LeHungryPlanet
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