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Iceland Whale Watching and the Blue Lagoon

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Key Highlights

  • Discover the many secrets of whales at a unique exhibition
  • Enjoy a rejuvenating afternoon at a geothermal spa
  • Pre-book your bathing package: availability at the Blue Lagoon is limited!
  • Upgrade to include your entrance and bathing fee package to save €5 compared to booking it locally
  • Get an up-close look at the wild and wonderful marine life of Iceland on a thrilling whale-watching excursion
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    01 Feb – 30 Nov: Daily

    Duration

    Flexible

    Start time

    9.00am. Pick-up starts 45 minutes prior to departure.

    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.)
    Alternate meeting point: You can meet the tour directly at the old harbour in Reykjavik, please arrive at Elding Whale Watching’s ticket desk at least 15 minutes prior to departure.

    Ending Point

    Reykjavik hotels. Departures from the Blue Lagoon back to Reykjavík are at 3pm - 7pm (every hour) & 9pm. Transfer time to Reykjavík is about 50 minutes.

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Take an unforgettable boat ride on Faxaflói Bay and see whales, dolphins, and porpoises in their natural environment.

    Stand on the deck of your boat and look for majestic whales or playful dolphins to break the surface.

    Complete your tour with an afternoon of perfect tranquility at a geothermal spa. Sink into the reviving waters of the Blue Lagoon, a secluded natural paradise surrounded by beautiful scenery where you can enjoy enriching spa treatments.

    The basic version of this tour does not include entrance to the Blue Lagoon. Availability at the Blue Lagoon can be limited therefore we recommend you upgrade to include one of our bathing packages. The Blue Lagoon Standard Bathing Package includes entrance to The Blue Lagoon spa. You can also opt for the Blue Lagoon Comfort Bathing Package, which also offers use of a towel, a drink of your choice, skin care trial pack and an algae mask.

    Itinerary

    Your tour begins with a pick-up by bus from your Reykjavik hotel or guesthouse where you’ll meet your English-speaking guide.

    Your bus will take you to Reykjavik harbor. Board a boat bound for Faxaflói Bay, where all nature of magnificent marine life inhabit the emerald waters. The area is home to a unique variety of the Minke Whale, the Humpback, the 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. Your whale-watching trip will last between 3 hours. The entrance to the Whale Exhibition Centre is free of charge for Whale Watching passengers.

    You will be picked up from whale watching at the port around 1230h (12:30pm) and departure to Blue Lagoon at 1300h (1:00pm). After a short 45 minutes drive, you will reach Blue Lagoon around 1345h (1:45pm).

    Arrive at this magical geothermal spa, which is situated in the youngest lava field in West Iceland. Bathe in soothing blue-green waters as steam rises in spectral wisps from the surface. The warm water comes from the nearby geothermal power plant of Svartsengi and averages a pleasant 40°C (104°F). It is rich in minerals and bathing in the Blue Lagoon is said to alleviate skin conditions such as psoriasis.

    Your time at the Blue Lagoon is at leisure. You have three Blue Lagoon options to choose from - Whale Watching and Blue Lagoon without Blue Lagoon Tickets , or combine your tour with the Standard Admission Bathing Package or Comfort Admission Bathing Package.

    You can opt for the Standard Admission Bathing Package, which includes the visitor pass as well as the entrance fee to the Blue Lagoon spa. You can bathe in the lagoon, enjoy sauna and use the changing facilities.

    You also have the option to choose the Comfort Admission Bathing Package which includes all the elements of the standard package and additional benefits, which are as follows:

    •Get a large and comfortable towel. You must return the towel after bathing.
    •Enjoy a drink of your choice at the Blue Café or the Lagoon Bar.
    •Get a skincare trial pack that consists of a 30ml tube and one complimentary sample of Blue Lagoon signature products. The pack also has a sample of the Blue Lagoon algae mask.

    At the tour's end you will be dropped in Reykjavik.

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

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
    • Transportation by bus
    • English-speaking guide
    • Blue Lagoon Visitor Pass (with Standard and Comfort Admission ticket)
    • Blue Lagoon bathing fee (with Standard and Comfort Admission ticket)
    • Bath towel (with Comfort Admission Ticket)
    • Skin care trial pack (with Comfort Admission Ticket)
    • A drink of your choice at the Blue Café or the Lagoon Bar (with Comfort Admission Ticket)
    • The entrance to the Whale Exhibition Centre (Tour with hotel drop-off only)

    Exclusions

    • Lunch and refreshments
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    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 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 to confirm all departure details.

    Pick-up is available from major hotels and guesthouses in the greater Reykjavik area. Pick-up services not provide from private addresses.

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

    Transfers from Blue Lagoon to Reykjavik are at 3pm - 7pm (every hour) and at 9:00pm. Please inform the bus driver which drop off time you plan to take.

    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.
  • Reviews
    • enjoyed immensely

      Picked up at our hotel as promised. Whales were 'elusive' but we were offered tickets to come again. Blue lagoon is a must which we enjoyed immensely :)...

      MISS Y L A YU
    • A very good experience!!

      The combined trip started with the Whale watching tour which was organised through Elding adventures. The whole boat experience was enjoyable. When collecting our tickets from...

      Stuart Watson
    • Having a whale of a time

      Whales didn't show but who cares and had a whale of a time at the Blue Lagoon....

      Mr Lawrence G Peile
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