Winter Whale Watching (EL-03)

Winter whale watching gives you a whole new experience and adventure than our summer tours. Each year continues to surprise us with the wildlife it offers. Herring and capelin being the main prey available attracting humpback whales, killer whales, white-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises to our shores.

The winter low lying sun is also something not to be missed, as it casts a warm glow over the white-capped mountains and to breath in the winters fresh, crisp air is just incredible.However, the weather and thus sea conditions can be very challenging during the winter months, we 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.

Season: 1 November to 31 March
Duration: 3-5 hours
Price: 8.500 ISK per adult

    • Access to the Whale Watching Centre
    • Use of warm overalls
    • Excellent guidance
    • Wireless internet on board

Please keep in mind!

  • Cetacean abundance varies with the food availability of our shores and thus is very unpredictable.
  • Detailed descriptions of previous tours is available on our online Whale Diary.
  • If no whales or dolphins are seen on your tour we will offer you a complimentary ticket valid for two years.
  • We abide by a Code of Conduct for responsible whale watching. Thus each encounter is on the animals terms and distance may be kept to minimise disturbance.
  • The deck on the boat can be slippery. We recommend wearing good sturdy footwear.
  • It is always colder on the water than on land so dress warmly and put on the provided warm overalls. Bringing along hat, gloves and a scarf is highly recommended. Sunglasses also come in handy as a protection from the rain or wind.
  • For optimal viewing and a more enjoyable cruise this tour is weather dependent.


From our whale diary