Golden Circle And Whale Watching

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Duration10 hours
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Combine the famous Golden Circle with a whale watching tour. Departing daily from Reykjavík during May through September with a free pickup from accommodation, in bus audio guide and a "Whale Guarantee" - a day that cannot go wrong!

What to expect?

Two of Iceland's top five in one day

For an unforgettable action-packed day, take Iceland´s most iconic tour, the Golden Circle, and afterwards head out to sea for some whale watching. The Golden Circle is made up of three of Iceland´s most treasured natural wonders: The beautiful Þingvellir National Park, where the continental plates have been pulling apart and where the world´s first democratic parliament was established; the spectacular spouting geyser, Strokkur; and the powerful Gullfoss Waterfall that thunders 32 metres down into a deep canyon. This tour showcases some of Iceland´s most picturesque countryside and unspoilt nature. Departures for the Golden Circle Tour are at 08:00 and the tour lasts approx. 7,5 hours.

Departure for our whale watching trip is at 17:00, so you will have an hour-and-a-half on your own before boarding the whale watching boat. Here´s the perfect opportunity to explore the quaint old harbour with its design boutiques and coffee houses, or simply stroll around and take in all the action in the busy harbour. The whale watching starts from our ticket office on the Ægisgarður pier at the Old Harbour in Reykjavík. Your whale watching guide will meet you in our Whale Watching Centre, located on board an old fishing vessel that is permanently moored at the pier.

In the bay a large variety of whales, dolphins and birds can be found, that happily enjoy the long days and bright nights of the Icelandic summer. The minke whales are playful and in large numbers, along with the quick and quirky white-beaked dolphins, the cute harbour porpoises and the huge humpback whales.

Before or after the tour you can enjoy the onboard multimedia show that includes images and videos providing lots of fascinating facts about the whales and marine life in Icelandic waters.

We have more than 15 years of experience for guiding and operating whale watching tours in the Faxafói Bay, so you can be certain that we love and respect the whales and other wildlife in our native bay. Our trips always bear in mind the wellbeing of the whales and we are also active participants in the protection and research of whales.

What is included?

  • In bus audio guide with a choice of 10 languages (English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Finnish)
  • Free tour pick-up from your accommodation in Reykjavík
  • Knowledgable local guide
  • Admission to the sights
  • Free Wi-fi and usb charger for each seat
  • Our specially modified whale watching boats all have big viewing decks as well as indoor facilities such as a cafeteria and toilets
  • Access to the Whale Watching Centre
  • “Whale Guarantee” If we find no whales on your tour you get another free try on our classic Whale watching tour.

What do I need to bring?

  • In-Bus-Audio-Guide: Bring your own headphones. Otherwise we sell earphones on the bus.

  • Dress according to weather but expect the unexpected. Bring a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good outdoor shoes are recommended.*

*If you don't have warm clothing we will supply you with a very warm overall and more gear for the whale watching tour, as well as having some sweaters to lend on the Whale watching boat.

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: Fee of 100% if cancelled 24 hours before event or less.
  • Quality Assurance: Travelade only works with selected local partners we trust to provide high quality service.
  • Seasonality: This tour only runs from May through September.

$145