Tour Operator: Whale Safari 2 hours Travel method:   Boat Region / Starts from: Capital Region

Premium Whales & Midnight Sun

During Icelandic summer nights the daylight just seems endless. This unique whale watching tour departs in the evening from Reykjavík's Old Harbour. Experience the wildlife and nature adventure of a lifetime on our most personal whale watching tour. Our custom made RIB boats are specially designed to get you closer to the whales and puffins than any boats can offer. These fast, stable and safe boats also allow us to cover more area as we search for the wildlife, thus increasing your chances of spotting whales, dolphins and birdlife.

When possible we switch the engines off completely to give the wildlife (and you) the serenity to fully enjoy the nature under the colorful hues of the evening sky.

What better way to fully experience the uniqueness of those bright Icelandic summer nights. This adventurous evening tour is the ideal way to make the most of your day in Reykjavík. As the whales never fully sleep we can expect encountering the same wildlife on this premium whale watching tour as on our regular day tours. 

This great whale watching tour starts from the Old Harbour of Reykjavík and we first visit the puffins in their natural habitat on the islands in the bay. Then we speed up for the thrilling ride and head out to Faxaflói bay in search of the whales. During these bright summer nights few things will beat the experience of seeing the whales and dolphins as up close as you can from our RIB boats. After our whale safari we travel back to Reykjavík, where we will take ride along the city's shore line, viewing it from the sea. Including a stop at the harbour side of Iceland's most famous building, the glittering Harpa Concert Hall.

Best price guarantee
No hidden costs
10 Minimum age: 10 years
Free cancellation until 1 day before the departure
Cancellation fees:
+1 day - No charge
<1 day - 100% of total reservation value
What is included
  • Two hour expertly guided whale whale watching tour in a 12 seater RIB boat. 
  • Small Group - Only 12 passengers with expert guide & captain
  • High quality suspension seats for extra safety and comfort
  • Puffins are also seen on this tour!
  • Reykjavík sightseeing with panoramic views off the Sun Voyager & Harpa Concert Hall
  • Whale Guarantee! If we are unlucky and can't seem to find whales or dolphins on the RIB tour you can try again for free on the Classic Whale Watching on the larger boats either in Reykjavík or in Akureyri.
  • We supply warm overalls, gloves, goggles and all necessary safety equipment.

Meeting point
  • Whale Safari Ticket Office, Ægisgarður, Reykjavík, 101
Important information

Dress warmly for our northern ocean, so if you have it, bring warm outdoor clothing like a  wool or fleece sweater, some warm headgear and gloves. Sturdy shoes are recommended.**


This tour may not be suitable for pregnant women. Consult your doctor before signing up

This tour is not recommended for those with history of back or knee problems or severe heart conditions. 

This tour has an age limit of 10 years and a height limit of 145 cm

We will require you to sign a safety waiver at our ticket office prior to departure

Ideal evening tour after your day tour and dinner in Reykjavík

Less time then the “Classic Whale Watching tour”, only 2 hours from harbour to harbour.

“Whale Guarantee” If we find no whales on your tour you get a free return ticket on our “Classic Whale Watching Tour”.