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Special Tours operates sea adventures from Reykjavik city centre with over 20 years of experience. Whale Watching tours all year round and then Northern Lights by Boat, Puffin Watching, Sea Angling, Reykjavik by Sea and a New Years Fireworks Cruise...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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101 Reykjavik | Old Harbour, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Went on our last night in Reykjavik to see the northern lights by boat- unfortunately they didn’t show. Tour was well organised, favourite part was the freshly made waffles! They let people rebook to see the lights, but were unable to due to leaving the...More

Thank NurseKenny
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went on a morning whale watching excursion and it did not disappoint! We were lucky enough to get many sighting of minky whales while on this tour and the crew were excellent at making sure we got the best opportunity to get sightings as...More

Thank Climber48966473112
specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello, and thank you for your review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us and will pass the compliments along to the guide and crew. Minke whales are one of the four most common species that we see, and are a...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

Great tour, warm overalls, fantastic staff, Northern lights put on quite the show for us, very happyMore

Thank TrishMcGee
specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Trish, Thank you for your review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us and will pass the compliments along to the guide and crew. We are running our Instagram competition so if you were able to get any good or...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

We didn’t manage to see the northern light on our tour, so they let us come back for free until we did, and we happened to see them the night after.More

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specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello, and thank you for the review! We're glad that you were able to see the northern lights your second trip with us. Whenever there are no sightings on a tour we always offer a free ticket to come again, and we're happy that this...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Well organised and obviously more rewarding when seeing Whales in their natural habitat. Very informative session on the return trip to Reykjavik.More

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specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Steve, Thank you for the review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us to see the whales and will pass the compliments along to your guide. We are running our Instagram competition so if you were able to get any...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

this tour was trash. Basically wasted $100 to see absolutely nothing. Wish I could get a refund or a different tour.More

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specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello, and thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We're sorry that you didn't have sightings on your tour and therefore did not enjoy your experience with us. We are not sure which tour you are referring to (whale watching or...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip on both occasions as our first was unsuccessful as we never saw anything so they gave us a free tour which we saw dolphinsMore

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specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello, and thank you for your review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your tours with us. White-beaked dolphins are one of the four most common species that we encounter, and are often the most active and curious about the boats. Whenever we do...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a great time. But concerned we might not actually see a whale as only 60-70% chance this time of year. However about 1 hour into the trip saw heaps of dolphins closely followed by various sightings of Minke whales. Very educational and entertaining...More

Thank LMR91
specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello, Thank you for your review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us to see the whales. Minke whales and white-beaked dolphins are two of the four most common species that we see, and so far the winter season has had...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great staff. Their enthusiasm for everyone to enjoy the trip makes it really exciting. Following a cloudy night we went out again and experienced spectacular northern lights! Truly fabulous!More

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specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Maria, Thank you for the review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour with us and will pass the compliments along to the guide and crew. We are running our Instagram competition so if you were able to get any good or...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a fab time whale watching, great boat and crew, managed to see dolphins and a minke whale. Would recommend this trip 👍🏻More

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specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello, and thank you so much for the review! Glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us and we will pass the compliments along to the guide and crew. We are also running our Instagram competition so if you were able to get...More

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Kali A
3 October 2018|
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Response from specialtoursiceland | Property representative |
Hello Kali, Thank you for the question! Our Classic Whale Watching boat takes up to 198 passengers. The boat was originally used as a ferry and had capacity for 241 passengers. We have remodeled the boat and decreased the... More
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monkeylove3386
8 November 2017|
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Response from specialtoursiceland | Property representative |
Hello, and thank you for your question - our larger boats do have a bar area where we sell coffee, hot chocolate, tea, snacks, sandwiches, alcohol etc. The smaller boats (our puffin express and RIB whale express boat) do not... More
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Mel H
17 October 2017|
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Response from specialtoursiceland | Property representative |
Hello Mel, We do not have parking spaces assigned to us, but there is plenty of parking nearby. There is a free parking lot very close to us and several pay to park lots nearby. If you want to stop by our ticket office... More
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