Reykjavík Classic Whales in the Midnight Sun
A truly unique whale watching experience in the magical summer sun and the everlasting daylight.
15 June - 31 July at 20:30
1 August - 31 August at 19:00
Meet us at our charming red and white ticket office in the Old Harbour in downtown Reykjavík where you will exchange your pre-paid voucher for admission tickets. Our sales staff will show you to our floating wildlife exhibition in our Visitor Centre which is facilitated on board a converted fishing vessel permanently placed by the pier. Before the tour you can enjoy the onboard multimedia show that includes images, videos and facts about the whales and marine life. We can expect to see minke whales, white beaked dolphins, harbour porpoises and even humpback whales on the 2,5-3,5 hr. evening cruise - just as on our day tours!
The mystical midnight sun often casts a beautiful orange and pink glow to the mountains surrounding the bay and together with the wildlife it provides quite a unique experience. To make the tour even more enjoyable, we often shut off the boat engines to enjoy the soothing sound of the water and the whales and the birds to the fullest. With the added feature of mellow music played on the way back to port, the tour is ideal for some romance or as a start of a night out in the city. If you're in the mood for some drinks, have a look at our onboard bar menu - we recommend the 'Whale Punch'!
Since this is a wildlife tour, we urge you to manage your expectations and keep in mind that we can never predict or guarantee sightings of any kind. In case we don't encounter any whales or dolphins, we do not offer refunds, but instead give out complimentary tickets so you have the opportunity try again another day.
As the weather in Iceland can be unpredictable, we advise you to plan ahead and dress accordingly. In case of unfavourable conditions in the bay, the itinerary may be altered (often resulting in a slightly longer tour) or the tour could get cancelled altogether. You will be notified of any changes as soon as possible, but we suggest that you have a look at our online whale diary to check for updates.
- Access to our Wildlife Exhibition
- Use of warm overalls
- Excellent guidance
- Onboard WiFi
- Lovely mellow music
What's not included
- Pick up / Drop off (available for additional charge)
- Refreshments (available for purchase onboard)
What do I need to bring
- Sturdy footwear
- Warm clothing
Dress warm and wear good sturdy shoes.