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Special Tours

#15 of 52 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Reykjavik Features Animals
101 Reykjavik | Old Harbour, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 560 8800
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Hunting the northern lights from the ocean is an amazing experience; sailing away from the coastline of Reykjavik, seeing the aurora borealis on the North-Atlantic Ocean with beautiful mountains and the city lights in the background is something you won't forget. Free pick-up, warm overalls and free hot drinks are provided. This tour is highly dependent on correct weather conditions and therefore we reserve the right to cancel if the circumstances are not favorable.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“boat trip” (27 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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101 Reykjavik | Old Harbour, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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+354 560 8800
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We boarded the Andrea which was a good size boat with plenty of inside and outside viewing spaces. A snack bar and toilets were available as well. Our guide was outside with us using binoculars to be on the lookout while he shared interesting facts...More

Thank DiscoMom
specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello, and thank you for your review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us, and will pass along the compliments to our guides and captain. Summer is the high season for whale watching, but there is always a chance that...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I went on the whale watching tour on a very sunny day and had a great time. We saw a minke whale and a pod of dolphins roaming happily in the ocean, as well as a puffin and some other birds soaring...More

Thank Laura V
specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, and thank you for your review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us. Minke whales and white beaked dolphins are two of the four most common species that we see out in the bay area. During the summer months...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited in March for our honeymoon. We were hoping to see the Northern Lights but knew it was never going to be guaranteed. We went on a boat trip with special tours. We were really impressed with how well organised the trip was and...More

Thank Anna R
specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, and thank you for the review! Congratulations on your honeymoon, and we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us (and saw the lights!) We will pass the compliments along to our guide from the northern lights season earlier this year....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great crew, great fish and trip around Reykjavik bay. I would do it again and strongly recommend it.More

Thank Luis G
specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, and thank you for your review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your fishing trip with us-it's definitely one of our staff favorites. We have started our Instagram competition again so if you have some good photos from the tour just use...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful 2 hour whale watching tour with beautiful weather. The entire crew was fabulous - especially Sarah our nature guide - she was excellent. Thanks Special Tours for a great morning.More

Thank Boselli
specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, and thank you so much for your review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and will make sure that we pass the compliments along to Sara and the rest of the crew. If you have some good photos...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Waste of money and time! did not see any whales. Two family members became sea sick. Informed staff that we are flying back early next morning and cannot rebook any other tour and members in family were feeling sea sick. Staff at ticket window were...More

Thank lilymaze1973
specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, and thank you for taking the time to write a review-we are very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience with us. We can never guarantee sightings of wild animals, but whenever you do not see anything you are invited to...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017

I did the Whale Watching Tour with Special Tours and it was such a special and memorable experience. We saw so many whales, puffins and families of dolphins--with their babies playfully flipping out of the water! From the start, the staff were professional, warm and...More

Thank MichM704
specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Hello, and thank you for your review-we are happy to hear that you enjoyed both of your tours with us! We have been seeing some very playful dolphins with their young recently which has also been very fun for our guides and crew as well....More

Reviewed 9 July 2017

This one hour long boat tour pops you out to an island outside of Reykjavic harbor where puffins nest in the summer. The captain and guide were knowledgeable and friendly; binoculars were provided; we saw dozens of puffins. This is a great little tour if...More

Thank lmolly50
specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Hello, and thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us to see the puffins. We will also pass along the compliments to our guide and captain. There are nesting grounds on the islands in the harbour...More

Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

We had a great time on the whale watching tour. We saw humpback and minke whales as well as puffins. The crew on the boat was great and the water was calm, we even saw the sun for a bit. I would highly recommend this...More

Thank Erin O
specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Hello, and thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us and that you saw our whale friends out in the bay (and caught a glimpse of the sun-it's been pretty grey the last several days!). Humpback...More

Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

I did the Puffin Express and the Whale Watching Tour with this company, and I wS pleased with both. The guides are very kind and knowledgeable, and the tour was organized and well-run. They provide binoculars to help you better see the puffins (you can...More

Thank Phillygirlagain
specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Hello, and thank you so much for your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your tours with us to see the puffins and whales. We will also pass along the compliments to our guides. We can never guarantee sightings of whales, but...More

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Katie S
3 August 2017|
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Response from specialtoursiceland | Property representative |
Hello Katie, Thank you for the question-it depends on which boat you are going on. For both of our whale watching boats there is plenty of space to bring a stroller on board, but the boat that we use for puffin express is a... More
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Lindsay F
9 March 2017|
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Response from specialtoursiceland | Property representative |
Hello Lindsay, Our boats have overalls ranging from size XS-3XL. Please let us know if you have any additional questions and have a lovely day! Kind regards, Special Tours Crew
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jenandbazburton
5 January 2017|
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Response from specialtoursiceland | Property representative |
Hello Baz Our Sea angling tours unfortunately don't start until in the beginning of May. The reason for that is that we take out a boat that is just a little bit too small to brave the winter waters and thus we have to... More
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