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Special Tours

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101 Reykjavik | Old Harbour, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 560 8800
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Northern Lights Viewing Cruise from Reykjavik
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Whale-Watching Tour from Reykjavik
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Reykjavik Shore Excursion: Whale-Watching Cruise
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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“boat trip” (30 reviews)
“top deck” (23 reviews)
“whale watching” (44 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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+354 560 8800
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Reviewed yesterday

The whale watching tour was professionally run in a timely fashion- very buttoned up. The crew on board were totally knowledgable, with a marine biologist announcing as we looked for whales and dolphin. The seas were full of swells, the aftermath of hurricane ophelia, and...More

Thank puzzlepiece2017
Reviewed 6 days ago

I have been on two whale watching tours with Special Tours. Unfortunately both times there were no sightings, however, they do let you rebook another day, or even another year if no whales are seen. Despite the rough seas and bad weather I had a...More

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

Hello, and thank you so much for your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your tours with us, but sorry to hear that you were not able to see any of the whales out in the bay. We can never guarantee sightings...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The first time I went out, unfortunately it was too cloudy and probably not enough activity. I only saw 2 stars in the sky and that was brief, however I took up the offer of another trip as the first had been unsuccessful and we...More

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

Hello, and thank you for your review - and all of the helpful information it contains! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your tours with us and that your second tour was successful. We can never guarantee sightings of the lights as it...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great trip with these guys. Cosy suits to ward off the cold and wet, sea sickness tablets before setting off as rough weather predicted tho calmed down when reached feeding grounds. Saw dolphins and 3 Minke Whales so very happy with trip. The guys even...More

Thank jmc59N_Ireland
specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello, and thank you so much for your review! We will pass along your compliments to our crew and let our crew member Andrzej know that you enjoyed his photos. Whenever the seas are rough we always provide complimentary sea sickness tablets in our ticket...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went with Special Tours to see Whale Watching. Our first trip was cancelled due to weather conditions and we weren’t told until we phoned to see why we hadn’t been picked up. I accept that’s just nature but I think the system could work...More

Thank Lunty28
specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello, and thank you very much for your review! We are glad to hear that you were able to join us for a tour and will pass along the compliments to the crew. Whenever we cancel a tour we update our website and blog, send...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

After the fun of finding and then climbing into a huge yellow all-weather suit we made our way to the upper deck to enjoy the boat trip watch for the lights. Our guides were George and Andre and they made certain we knew where to...More

Thank winterblanket
specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello, and thank you so much for your lovely review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us to see the lights and will pass along the compliments to George and Andrzej. The thermal overalls are definitely a good idea on...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

consider you maybe out on a rocking boat for 3 hours and you see nothing. If you are lucky you see some dolphins and a couple of whales. The crew is very friendly and really doing their best to locate the views but they can't...More

Thank JF8150
specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello, and thank you for the review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us and will pass along the compliments to our crew. We always provide the thermal overalls on board as it is beginning to get very cold here...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly welcome to Iceland. Warm outer clothes provided, knowledgeable staff that even helped with camera settings. Was a great trip. :)More

Thank Faye N
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 happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us and will pass along the compliments to our crew on Andrea. The thermal overalls are definitely recommended, especially as we head into the chilly...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went in October 2017.Saw the lights.We had warm overalls to wear, great commentary and the guide helped with cameras to get the best resolution for pics.More

Thank Rosemary H
specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, and thank you so much for your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us and were able to see the northern lights. We will let our guide and crew know that you enjoyed their commentary and assistance as...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Much better to book this tour on the day, it's a hit and miss boat tour. I wouldn't not recommend booking in advance.More

Thank BillytheTraveler
specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, and thank you for taking the time to write a review-we always recommend booking this tour in advance and in the beginning of your trip. That way if the tour is cancelled, or if you go out and do not see anything, you have...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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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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