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Special Tours

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101 Reykjavik | Old Harbour, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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RIB Express Whale Watching
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Iceland Super Saver: Northern Lights Cruise plus Whale-Watching Tour from...
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Northern Lights Viewing Cruise from Reykjavik
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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. Special Tours Wildlife Adventures is known amongst passengers and partners for its ambitious & hard working team, aiming for great adventures for every tour and for every client. Our main focus is comfort and personal service, while making sure we protect and respect the environment. We have a skilled & friendly crew, as well as an experienced guide on every tour.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“top deck” (26 reviews)
“whale watching” (86 reviews)
“boat trip” (40 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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101 Reykjavik | Old Harbour, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed today

We saw a hump back whale in the water for a very long time and enjoyed all it's activities. We were taken deep into the waters to make sure we saw one. We also saw other fin whales and loads of sea birds !

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Reviewed yesterday

great, saw minke whales and dolphins! great tour guide too. very informative and welcoming. beautiful views.

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Reviewed yesterday

Very short visit outside the puffin ireland. Few birds to see. We then searched for whale and drowe around for a kong time. Finally one of the other boats located the whale and we moved over there. Lots og boats crowded around the whale.

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Thank Gunn H
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Reviewed yesterday

Excellent. We had fine views of whales and dolphins. RIB boat allows closer encounters. Cat was an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide. Good protective clothing provided.

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Reviewed yesterday

Considering we saw one humpback whale for 5-6 minutes and a dozen or so dolphins it was quite pricey ($100/person). Staff was quite good and knowledgeable but the actual whale watching was disappointing.

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Reviewed yesterday

We were lucky enough to see a humpback whale and many different sea birds on our Rib tour and were thoroughly entertained throughout the trip by our tour guide, Cat. She was funny, informative, and made sure we had a wonderful time.

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Thank Jacob F
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We choose the whale watching trip using the Fast boat, which although was perhaps slightly shorter in time than the slow boat actually gave the same amount of time in the whale watching area. There were also high speed rib tours it on our boat...More

Thank Guy K
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Reviewed yesterday

The puffins were adorable. They got so close to the boat. One even flew right next to the window! We were also very impressed by the meal at Kopar. The fish soup was phenomenal and the the fish plate was so great, especially the deep...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our guide was Iris and she was great. We took the 11 am tour on June 17. We first visited Akurey and it had a few puffins. Then we were taken to nearby Lundey island and saw a lot of puffins there. Many flew very...More

Thank mnsweeps
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Really enjoyed watching the puffins on the islands. Only thing - could have stayed longer to watch their antics. Guide was interesting but it was hard to hear him on the deck.

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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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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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