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Rib Express

Sail out for a high-speed adventure in search of whales!

2 hours

Starting at 21.490 ISK


Join us on our newest boat for an amazing 2-hour RIB Express tour! During the tour we will take you out to get up close and personal with the magnificent whales of Faxaflói Bay. Our 12-meter-long boat allows us to get very close to the animals in a way that's extra safe for both our passengers and the whales. On the way out to the whale watching area we will stop by the puffin island Akurey to catch a glimpse of these adorable seabirds that live around the coast of Iceland during their nesting season. When we head out into the bay it's a fast, thrilling ride with the wind in your hair - we have a comfortable cruising speed of 32 knots so we have plenty of time out in the whales' feeding grounds. On the way back to the harbour we take a scenic route along the coast of Reykjavík, a perfect photo opportunity! Before or after your tour we recommend that you stop by the Whales of Iceland Exhibition in the harbor area as the admission is included with the Rib Express tour.



Special Tours Iceland app with 5 languages (English, German, French, Spanish and simplified Chinese) available for Android and Apple. It is available for all clients to download during their tour, with both text and audio information. The app will is as close to an audio guided wildlife adventure as possible

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What's included?

  • Guided Rib boat tour
  • Admission to the Whales of Iceland Exhibition
  • Warm floatable overalls provided for your comfort & safety
  • Lifevests, gloves & goggles
  • A visit to the Puffin Island in the summertime
  • English guidance & expert guides
  • Scenic route along the Reykjavík coastline
  • Suspensions seats for extra comfort
  • We get you extra close!


  • Hotel transport (available for an additional cost)

What do I need to bring?

We recommend warm clothes, good footwear and sunscreen - and don't forget your camera!

Know before you go

We kindly ask you to check in at least 30 minutes prior to departure for security briefing and suit fitting. Everyone that arrives later than 15 minutes prior to departure cannot be guaranteed to join the tour and Special Tours reserves the right to forfeit any refunds. In case there are no sightings on your RIB Express tour, you are invited to join one of our Classic or Express Whale Watching tours at no extra charge. Each ticket to the RIB Express grants free admission to Whales of Iceland for one.


Day 1: Rib Express