Special Tours was founded in 1996 as an operator for Puffin Watching Tours for  tourists as well as Scientific Trips for school children. The company has since branched out by also offering Whale Watching Tours, Reykjavik Dinner Cruise, Sea Angling Tours and Northern light tours by boat. The owners of Special Tours are young men who are captains and engineers. They have been involved in fishing and sailing for a number of years and love nothing more than being out on sea with our customers.

Special Tours’ 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 a experienced guide on every tour.

In addition to the special programs, we can also tailor custom-made tours to match your group´s special requirements on-board our two luxurious boats, Rósin “the Rose” (ideal for smaller groups, with a luxurious, intimate feel) and on our ANDREA (ideal for bigger groups, conferences, live bands, buffets) - providing an unforgettable experience in a personal and relaxed atmosphere.



   Asta Marinosdottir
Sales Manager
  • Special Tourism Program

Whale Watching Express: Special Tours offers an unforgettable experience in whale watching from Reykajvik on our safe and luxurious boat, Rósin (The Rose). She is quite a fast cruiser so it takes less time to reach the adventure out to the whales -This means less time waiting and more time whale watching!

Whale Watching Andrea: The biggest whale watching boat in Iceland, the Andrea, is family friendly, very big and spacious with a comfortable cruising speed, a cafeteria, a souvenir shop and wireless internet. These tours are educational and interactive!

Whale Watching from Reykjavik has over 90% sighting success!

Incentive & Group tours are offered all year, such as a mix of whale watching and sea angling topped off with a BBQ in the end, midnight sun whale watching, or dinner cruises with live music. Come to us with your idea and we will make it happen!

Northern Lights by Boat: Hunting the northern lights from the ocean is an amazing experience; sailing away from the coastline of Reykjavik and seeing the aurora borealis out on the North-Atlantic ocean with beautiful mountains and the city lights in the background is something you won't forget.

Sea Angling: Special Tours offer great Sea Angling adventures where you can either keep your catch or barbeque it on board!


Puffin Express: Our one hour Puffin Watching Tours are easy to squeeze into a great day of fun in Reykjavik! During each trip we go as close as possible to the puffin islands in our specially designed boat.

Puffin Express has 100% sighting success!





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