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.
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
Was a great trip to see these great animals. The crew was knowledgeable and show enthusiasm in their work.... John T Steel
01 Apr - 30 Sep: Daily
Start time: 0900h (09:00am)
Hotel pick ups start 60 minutes before the tour start time.
Duration: 10 hours
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.)
Your hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavik/
Don’t forget your camera Bring a light jacket for the boat
Pick-up from hotels and guesthouses is 60 minutes 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.
09th August 2014: The city center will be closed from 06:00am to 7:30pm for all motor vehicles, making pick-up and drop-off at hotel area impossible. Passengers must therefore be at their nearest pick-up location before the scheduled time of departure. Please note that passengers will be dropped off at the same location.
Please look for the meeting point sign or our coaches at the following locations:
Einar Jonsson Museum
Radisson Blue Saga Hotel
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura
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.
See the Cancellation policy for this product