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Speedboat Whale Watching in Reykjavík Iceland - Small group

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    What to Expect
    The tour starts at Reykjavík Harbour and you sail up close to the famous Harpa - Concert Hall and the Sun Voyager. Next, you proceed to Faxaflói Bay for the search of the whales, where you will experience the amazing wildlife with many species of whales, dolphins and even seals to be found in these waters. Many of the 23 species of whales that are found around Iceland can be found in the bay.

    In addition, the area is home to millions of sea birds of various species, including the beautiful puffin. The puffin comes to lay their egg in many of the islands in the Faxaflói Bay and on this trip you will get close to some of the islands, one of these islands is named Lundey which means Puffin Island.

    Our boats are fast and offer a quick reaction so you're able to get close to the whales quickly which leads to a very special experience.

    The guide to client ratio (12 per guide) creates the special feeling of a small group experience. As well as answering your questions our guides will provide you with various information on the whales and other wildlife during the trip.

    To make the 2 hour trip as comfortable as possible, you will get a warm waterproof overall (dry suit), life jacket, googles and your own Katla Whale Watching buff/scarf.

    Hop on board on this amazing nature experience, the fastest way to see whales, puffins and the city. Check availability by choosing a date.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Hlésgata Vesturbugt, Old harbour, Reykjavík harbour.
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Up to 2 hour of breathtaking nature experience on a 12 seat luxury Rib boat
    • Full guidance (English) with various information on the whales, wildlife and the city
    • A warm waterproof overall, gloves and googles
    • Lifejacket
    • Your own Katla Whale Watching buff/scarf
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Dress warmly
    • A minimum of 1 adult per booking is required
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    This was a five star experience from start to finish. We were provided with a warm jump suit, neck warmer, and goggles which kept us very comfortable and dry. We saw porpoises, dolphins, and whales. Zipping across the water was fun. We passed some of the larger, much slower
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    As someone who suffers from motion sickness I purposely set out to find a company using ribs boats as they are a faster boat with very little rocking. I found Katla online and booked with them. Well I was on another tour I got a message saying the weather for my tour the next
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    I bought this trip for my boyfriend's 30th and picked it because all the reviews said the guides were friendly and knowledgeable and I am so glad I did. We saw loads of minkie whales, puffins and white beaked dolphins and the rib boat was just extra fun. There are loads of your
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    Really worth it! The wildlife is fantastatic, The skippers (father and son) are very friendly and have a great knowledge. Because of the fast boat it is more likely to see more dolphins, whales etc at different places in a short time. Last not least the kids love the high speed
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    Response from Katla_Whale_Watching, Guide at Speedboat Whale Watching in Reykjavík Iceland - Small group
    Responded Sep. 1, 2019
    Thank you for the 100% great review! It makes us glad to hear how much you and your kids liked the tour and the wildlife out in Faxafloi Bay. Thank you for the time spent on writing the review.
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    The trip was gorgeous, even if - as expected - we could not see the big whales, we saw a lot of minkewhales!!!! And the trip itself with the speed boat is already the money worth!
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    Response from Katla_Whale_Watching, Guide at Speedboat Whale Watching in Reykjavík Iceland - Small group
    Responded Aug. 5, 2019
    Thank you for taking the time to write this kind review. It's great you enjoyed the tour, the minke whale and the experience!
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    Key Details
    • Katla Whale Watching
    • Duration: 2h
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    • Languages Offered: English
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