In the hands of a competent crew, you will feel comfortable as you leave the harbor area and head for the islands. This is exactly where you will see the puffins in their natural surroundings. A slow glide through the area will give you a chance to capture them with your camera before you sit back and relax for the second phase of your excursion.
Part 2 is your search for whales and also dolphins which requires a further distance into the Icelandic waters. We do depend on nature to provide your sightings, but a list shows that killer whales are the most common catches out of Reykjavik in summer, along with the minke whale so you do have a great chance of getting your heartbeat up quickly. In 2016 our partners in Reykjavik had 94% success on their whale watching expeditions, a pretty good percentage!
Those whales along with pilot whales, humpbacks, blue whales, dolphins, a myriad of arctic birds such as the guillermot, the razorbill, and the oystercatcher may come your way on this express show of nature.
Your return to the harbor will include a swing down the shoreline of the city, as the view from the ocean is spectacular. You will have a stop at the amazing Harpa Concert Hall before docking at the harbor.
Departures: 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 02:00 PM, 04:00 PM,
Meeting instructions: Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.
Special instructions: - Dress warm with layers for a northern ocean, with wool and fleece sweaters preferred. We suggest a hat or something to keep your head warm, along with gloves. Sturdy, waterproof shoes always recommended.
- Overalls, gloves, goggles and any necessary safety equipment will be supplied by operator. You will still need your own layer of warmth underneath.
- This is a nice walk from the cruise pier and we provide a map which takes you along the waterfront.