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Iceland Whale Watching with Golden Circle Afternoon Tour

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    • Adult (16+)
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Key Highlights

  • Iceland is one of the world’s best destinations for Whale Watching
  • See a range of magnificent creatures in a stunning natural environment
  • Enjoy some of Iceland's most stunning sights on a guided Golden Circle tour
  • Soak in the beauty of the cascades of Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Discover where Iceland's historic Viking parliament was held at Þingvellir National Park
  • Admire an extraordinary array of birds, including puffin and Arctic terns
  • No need to print! Smartphone voucher accepted.
  • Overview

    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.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    01 Feb - 30 Nov: Daily


    10 hours

    Start time


    Meeting Point

    Good news! You can get picked up from your hotel, just give us the details at the time of booking. Don’t worry if you have not booked your hotel yet, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details.

    Alternate meeting point: You can meet the tour from Elding office at Reykjavik Old Harbour, Ægisgarður 5, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland. Please arrive 20 minutes prior to departure.

    Ending Point

    Your hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavik.


    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.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


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


    • Lunch and refreshments
  • Please note

    Voucher Information : No need to print! you can show your voucher on your smartphone or other device.

    Pick-up from hotels and guesthouses is 45 minutes before start time.

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

    Pickup and drop-off service is not possible directly from hotels in the city center, instead you need to go to a nearby conveniently located bus stop.

    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.  

    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. Pickup and drop-off service is not possible directly from hotels in the city center, instead you need to go to a nearby conveniently located bus stop.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.
  • Customer Reviews
    • We had a great time on the boat, the staff we're very helpful. It was rough water so we didn't get to see any whales, but we did see the dolphins. The boats support the welfare...

    • Very good experience

      Very good scenes...

    • Express tour

      We were collected on time by the mini bus and taken to the harbour for the boat. Very well organised and professional. The boat provided us with an all in one snow suit which we...

      Yvonne Farthing, United Kingdom
    • Golden circle afternoon tour was really good, sites visited were amazing. Definitely recommend the afternoon over the full day tour. However, we had better guides on previous grayling tours than this one. Whale watching was good and we'll organised, thermals provided were a life saver. We did briefly see a Whale from a distance however overall the trip wasn't for us due to sea sickness we didn't realise would be an issue.

      Kerry Saunders, United Kingdom, 05/Mar/2016

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