Sail out to see the whales in person before visiting the exhibition to see just how big these beautiful cetaceans are!
Special Tours and Whales of Iceland have partnered up to offer this combo tour, allowing you to see these beautiful animals in the wild and then see full-scale models of them to get an idea of just how big they actually are. You can choose to start with whale watching, or with a a trip to the Whales of Iceland Exhibition.
Set sail on board a Classic or Express Whale Watching tour with Special Tours to see the whales in their natural habitat. We head out to the feeding grounds in Faxaflói Bay where we search for commonly spotted whales like humpback whales, minke whales, white-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises. It is sometimes difficult to realize how huge these animals are when you see them in the water, which is why we recommend stopping by Whales of Iceland Exhibition on the other side of the harbour. Here you can get a good idea of how small we humans are compared to the ocean wildlife. At the largest whale exhibition in Europe all 23 species that can be found in the surroundings of Iceland in real size are shown and you learn lot of interesting facts about the whales and their history.
Please note: You only need to select a departure time for the whale watching tour, and not for the exhibition. The ticket for the exhibition is an open ticket, meaning you can simply choose when you want to go. This does not have to be the same day as your whale watching tour. Both Whale Watching Classic and Whale Watching Express apply for this tour.
There are daily guided tours in English at Whales of Iceland at 11:00 and 15:00, open to anyone with a ticket to the exhibition at no extra cost. The film Sonic Sea (60 minutes) is shown daily at 10:30, 12:15, 14:00, and 15:45.
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
Whale Watching: Guided boat tour, warm overalls, free WI-FI, café on-board the boat
Whales of Iceland: Open daily, viewing of the film Sonic Sea at 10:30, 12:15, 14:00, and 15:45 every day, live-guided tours available at 11:00 and 15:00, free audio guide available in 12+ languages, free parking
Food & drinks are available for purchase on the whale watching tour, and in the café at the Whales of Iceland Exhibition.
Warm clothes & sturdy shoes for the whale watching tour
Availability: Daily departures on Whale Watching tours (weather dependent). Guidance in English.
Availability: Whales of Iceland exhibition is open daily from 10:00-17:00 (closed Dec. 25th). Audio guides available in 12 languages.