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Iceland Whale Watching with Golden Circle Afternoon Tour

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  • Iceland is one of the world’s best destinations for Whale Watching
  • See a range of magnificent creatures in a stunning natural environment
  • Option to add an express version of the popular Golden Circle Tour
  • Tour is led by a local expert guide


Iceland is one of the best places in the world for Whale Watching. On this unforgettable tour take a cruise on Faxaflói Bay and see whales, dolphins, and porpoises in a breathtaking natural environment.

Stand on the deck of your boat and look for creatures of the deep to break the surface, whether it’s the frolicsome White-Beaked Dolphin or the majestic Humpback Whale.

In the afternoon, you will be taken on a 300km round trip which showcases the power and beauty of Iceland’s natural environment. You will visit an active Geysir, experience the ferocity of the Gulfoss waterfall and visit Þingvellir National Park which is steeped in both history and beauty.


You will be picked up by bus from your hotel in Reykjavik and board the Whale Watching boat at Reykjavik harbor, bound for Faxaflói Bay. An English speaking guide will help passengers spot the whales on this tour. The Faxaflói Bay is the home of magnificent marine life that inhabit the blue-green waters such as the Minke Whale, the Humpback, Harbor Porpoise and the White-Beaked Dolphin.

Scan the horizon for massive and incomparable whales, which epitomize poetry in motion when they arch themselves up from the water to breach. Hopefully you’ll see dolphins and porpoises dallying playfully by the side of the boat.

Keep one eye trained on the wide waters, and another on the sky, as the Puffin, Arctic Tern, Gannet, and many varieties of Gull dance among the clouds. (Puffins and Arctic Tern are only seen from mid-May until mid-August)

After pickup from Reykjavik Harbor, set off by bus for the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Þingvellir National Park. It was here that the country’s first parliament Alþingi was founded in 930 AD, making it the oldest known Parliament in the world. It is also a unique tectonic and volcanic environment where continental drift has engraved the landscape with cracks, faults, and fissures.

Make a stop at the Gullfoss waterfall, where the wide Hvita River plunges furiously over a natural staircase of stones. When one first approaches the falls, the crevice is obscured from view, giving the appearance of a raging river that simply vanishes into the earth.

Drive to the world-renowned geothermal area around Geysir hot spring, where a column of water thrusts upward to a height of 180 feet. Only a few feet away is the Strokkur Geyser which hurls boiling water towards the sky every 5-10 minutes.

On the way back to Reykjavik, we will pass by Hveragerði greenhouse village.

You will be returned to your hotel in the capital at tour’s end.

See the list of Reykjavik hotels from which hotel pick up is offered

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Such a beautiful and peaceful experience. We saw lots of minky whales in the morning and geysers in the afternoon. This was my first trip on my own and I was I was a little... Miss Lorna Lenihan

All around an amazing experience! We were so happy to have been able to find two trips in the one day especially that we were in Iceland with limited time! You made both trips... Arif Dervish

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

01 Apr - 30 Sep: Daily


10 hours

Start time

0900h (09:00am)
Hotel pick ups start 60 minutes before the tour start time.
Duration: 10 hours

Meeting point

Your hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavik.
(Please mention your hotel/guesthouse details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

Ending point

Your hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavik/

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  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation by bus to Reykjavik Harbor
  • English-speaking guide
  • Whale-watching boat trip


  • Lunch and refreshments


Don’t forget your camera Bring a light jacket for the boat

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Please note

Pick-up from hotels and guesthouses is 1 hour before start time.

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details

Pick-up is available from major hotels and guesthouses in the greater Reykjavik area.

Pick-up services not provided from private addresses.

Viewing of whales is never 100% guaranteed however our local partner's expertise affords you the best possible chance.

Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

Pick up at hotels and guesthouses east of Snorrabraut in Reykjavik will be according to schedule.

All tours leave from Kjarvalsstaoir since Bus Terminal is within the areas closed off for the parade.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • For your comfort, safety and convenience while in Iceland we work with a supplier who:
  • Has one of the youngest coach fleet in Iceland. Comfortable coaches with air condition, seatbelts and free WiFi.
  • Offers pick up and drop off service at all licensed hotels and guesthouses in the capital area that have at least 10 rooms.
  • Has a 24 hour telephone service which can be used by all customers while in Iceland
  • Is part of Gray Line – a world leader in sightseeing for more than 100 years.
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  • "Peaceful" Such a beautiful and peaceful experience. We saw lots of minky whales in the morning and geysers in the afternoon. This was my first trip on my own and I was I was a little...
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