Whale watching in the Midnight Sun


A truly unique whale watching experience in the magical light of the midnight sun. The tour begins with a stop at our ticket office by the Ægisgarður pier in the Old Harbour in downtown Reykjavik. There you can buy tickets or exchange a voucher for a prepaid trip. A guide will meet you in the Whale Watching Centre, which is facilitated on board an old fishing vessel permanently placed by the pier. Before or after the tour you can enjoy the onboard multimedia show that includes images, videos and facts about the whales and marine life.

The mystical midnight sun and the nature of the bay provide a unique wildlife experience.

With the added feature of a live troubadour performing in the vessels lounge, the Midnight Sun tour is ideal as a relaxing end of a busy day or as a beginning of a fun night in town. As our whales never fully sleep, we can expect to see minke whales, white beaked dolphins, harbour porpoises and humpback whales just as on the day tours. To make it even more memorable we often shut down the engines to enjoy the soothing sound of the water, the whales and the birds.

We recommend booking the Dinner combo at MAR Restaurant. The meal consists of a delicious seafood gratin and a choice between a glass of MAR house wine, beer or soda (the meal is typically booked 2 hrs prior to sailing).


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What is included?

•Access to the Whale Watching Centre
•Use of warm overalls
•Excellent guidance
•WiFi on board
•Live troubadour performance

What do I need to bring?

Sturdy footwear Warm clothing (thermals, hat, scarf and gloves) Sunglasses (come in handy not only as a protection from the sun but also rain or wind)

Attention points

The deck on the boat can be slippery. We recommend wearing good sturdy footwear. For optimal viewing and a more enjoyable cruise this tour is weather dependent. It is always colder on the water than on land so dress warmly and put on the provided warm overalls when needed.