Iceland Whale Watching

See Iceland's gentle giants

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About us

Katla Whale Watching is the perfect way to experience the amazing wild life found in Faxa Bay, on whose southern shore the capital Reykjavik is located. Many species of whales, dolphins and even seals are to be found in these waters. In addition, the bay is home to millions of sea birds of various species, including the beautiful puffin.

We sail every day

Our fast maneuverable boats can swiftly move from place to place and so cover a wide area, which of course increases the likelihood of spotting whales.

So we´d be delighted to have you come aboard and take the tour with us. We sail daily and you can choose trips from 10:00 in the morning to 21:30 at night. Each trip takes about 1 and a 1/2 hour.

A minimum number of two passengers are required for a sailing. It´s also possible to rent a boat for a private trip. For safety reasons and out of consideration for our customers, we reserve the right to change schedules, even at short notice, should weather or other conditions change. In such instances we refund any money paid by customers.

Schedule and prices

Katla Whale Watching offers whale watching tours from Reykjavík harbour (Vestur Bugt). We use fast maneuverable rib boats which can cover an extensive area to find these kings of the sea. Getting up close to the whales as they surface and frolic is an amazing and unforgettable experience.



  • About 1 and a 1/2 hour breathtaking nature experience.
  • A warm waterproof overall (dry suit and googles).
  • Lifejacket
  • Your own Katla Whale Watching buff/scarf.

Daily Schedule

10:00 – 13:30



  • Prices:
  • ISK 18.900 (incl. 11% VAT)


  • CHILDREN 10-15
  • ISK 9.900 (incl. 11% VAT)
  • Not recommended for children under 10 years or people under 130 cm

Our boats

Our boats are brand new state-of- the-art rib boats, equipped with suspension seats to enhance your comfort, security and level of enjoyment. The boat has powerful motors and is very stable. It´s also equipped with GPS, satellite radio and other devices for safety and control.

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