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Visiting Faxa Bay Whale Watching Reykjavik

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Located in the west coast of Iceland, the Faxa Bay Whale Watching is one of the most visited attractions in the town of Reykjavik. The adventure to view marine creatures and the giant whales thronging around is a sight to watch for.

Cruise Around with the Splendid View of Marine’s Largest Creatures on Faxa Bay Whale Watching

Cruise Around with the Splendid View of Marine’s Largest Creatures on Faxa Bay Whale Watching

Marine Wildlife Safari

Marine Wildlife Safari

Get into the expedition of watching amazing marine life species that will leave you dazzled with their beauty and finesse. The marine wildlife excursion into the blue waters of Atlantic is a marvel to look forward. Click pictures, take videos, and get a gala time witnessing and awing the splendid creation of nature that resides in water.

Whale Watching Cruise

Whale Watching Cruise

Won’t it be an amazing experience to seat yourself in the cruise a watch the whales lurk out of the ocean and speed along? Get set in the guided tours into the sea and experience the whales swimming who is as huge as your cruise ship. In addition, you will be able to gain a great insight about the creatures with commentaries by guides which also makes it a worthy educational trip.

Indoor Lounge

Indoor Lounge

The vessel cruise is no less than a gala time around the Atlantic Ocean but houses a complete ambiance that will peak your adrenaline. Seat in the indoor lounge that offers a variety of cuisines and drinks to munch on. The cruise trip will render you the most enticing journey that will be etched with memories. Get into the cruise ship, get in the Indoor Lounge and just get swayed by the beauty of the tour.

Whale Exhibition Center

Whale Exhibition Center

This exhibition center created will offer you a sneak peek into the lives of marine and nautical creatures. Built in an old vessel used for Capelin fishing, is the center for exhibitions. There are plenty of animal exhibits and history provided. Get set into the trivia of wild and garner some knowledge about their lives.

Port Town of Arkane

Port Town of Arkane

The port of Arkane that lies 20 km from the Reykjavik is an amazing place to get into the history of Iceland and know about its population. While cruising on the port, you can witness underwater tunnel of Hvalfjordur and journey into its deep settlements. Know about the place, its population and explore the folk museum.

Faxa Bay Whale Watching Reykjavik Tips and Tricks

How to Get Tickets?

Tickets to the Faxa Bay cruise can be purchased online from the official website. The tickets for children of 6 years and below 6 are free and are not charged any fee. It is compulsory to check in 15-minutes prior to the tour. In case of delay or no whales in the sea, the trip will be postponed to another date with no additional charges applied. Cancellations of tickets are accepted only 24 hours prior to the trip.

How To Get Around?

The cruise trip into the Faxa Bay offers visitors wheelchair facilities to tour around. It is necessary to mention the need at the time of booking tickets. Visitors can get around the place viewing the exciting views of the oceans and marine creatures on cruise ships and boats. Inside the museum that houses exhibits of marine life and animals, you need to wander the place on foot.

What Should I Wear?

There is no particular dress code. However, considering the cool and cold climate of the country, it is recommended to carry warm clothes, and jackets to stay warm.

Faxa Bay Whale Watching Reykjavik Facts

Best Time to Visit

The Faxa Bay is open for visits almost throughout the year. However, the cruise trips may be canceled or not available when the weather is bad or there are no whales to spot in the ocean. The best time to visit the bay is in the morning when the weather is cool and sun up the sky making it easy to spot the whales and have an enticing time clicking pictures and posing.



Will I Need a Guide?

Visitors can roam around the attraction sight on their own in the cruise ship viewing the whales swimming along with them. However, the trip does offer guided tour wherein the guide will render commentaries in English about the place making it easier to know about the attraction point. Visitors find it easy to explore the place with the help of a guide and get well adept with the location and how to go about with the tour.

How To Get There?

The Faxa Bay Whale Watching sight can be reached by taking public transportation. Catch a bus to Myrargata from where the destination is at walkable distance. You can also reach there using private car or taxi and park it outside the attraction point.

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