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Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik

Watch for minke whales, dolphins and humpbacks on a 3-hour whale watching cruise from Reykjavik, and take in views of the coast from an open viewing platform or an enclosed cabin. Get the ultimate whale watching experience during the peak season from April through October, when over 20 kinds of whale flock to the North Atlantic. Cruise the harbor in comfort and style, enjoy access to an indoor saloon stocked with snacks and drinks (sold on board), and spot Iceland’s diverse aquatic species with help from the experienced crew.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.00 USD
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Northern Lights Cruise from Reykjavik

Search the skies for the Northern Lights on a guided, 2.5-hour boat cruise from Reykjavik. The still waters of Faxaflói Bay make an ideal spot for stargazing and catching the sometimes elusive Northern Lights. Learn all about Mother Nature’s fireworks display from a guide, sip a warm drink on board (own expense), and enjoy hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected).
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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$97.65 USD
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Whale watching in luxury

Scout out minke and humpback whales, dolphins, and orcas as you cruise from Reykjavik by luxury yacht. The Amelia Rose vessel offers a smooth sail over the sometimes-turbulent Icelandic seas, and boasts three partially sheltered viewing decks plus a sumptuous lounge that’s complete with cozy blankets and onboard Wi-Fi. You’ll learn about the sea life from the team as you go, cruising around Iceland’s wildlife-rich Faxaflói bay.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$96.61 USD
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Whale-Watching Tour from Reykjavik

Cruise Faxaflói Bay in search of humpback and minke whales during this whale-watching tour from Reykjavik. A naturalist guide talks about the biology and behavior of these magnificent marine mammals while you look for signs of their presence. Stay warm and dry in provided thermal coveralls as you keep your eye out for whales, white-beaked dolphins and harbor porpoises. Choose from a 2.5-hour, high-speed express boat option or a full, 3.5-hour tour.
  • Duration: Flexible
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: Flexible
  • Free Cancellation
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$97.65 USD
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Puffin Express Cruise to Akurey from Reykjavik

Get up close and personal with puffins on this eco-adventure from Reykjavik. With your local nature guide, step aboard a custom boat that lets you glide right up to Akurey Island's jagged shore and see the adorable animals in their natural habitat. Enjoy engaging commentary about the puffins's biology and behavior from your guide. Use of binoculars for viewing bird life is included.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.91 USD
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Small-Group Reykjavik RIB Whale Watching Cruise

Cruise Faxaflói Bay in a rigid inflatable boat (RIB) on a 2-hour, small-group whale-watching expedition from Reykjavik. Board a speedy RIB at the Old Harbor, and skim alongside graceful seabirds as you pass seasonal puffin colonies. Watch for minke and humpback whales, porpoises, and white-beaked dolphins, and then return to the harbor along the Reykjavik shoreline. Pause alongside the Harpa Concert Hall and the Sun Voyager sculpture as you take in the city’s most distinctive sights from the water.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$141.47 USD
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Iceland Super Saver: Puffin Cruise plus Whale-Watching Tour from Reykjavik

Discover the natural majesty of Iceland with the Reykjavik Super Saver, a combination of two popular tours at a discounted price. Realize your dreams of seeing wild whales during a 2.5- or 3.5-hour whale-watching tour and marvel at adorable puffins as you sail the rugged shores of Akurey island on a 1-hour puffin cruise. Enrich your knowledge of the majestic creatures while listening to commentary from a knowledgeable guide on each captivating cruise.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 days
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$127.98 USD
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Westman Islands Day Tour from Reykjavik with Sightseeing by Bus and Boat

Perfect for those with limited time, the tours takes you from Reykjavík to the remote Westman Islands in a single day. Traveling by bus, you'll see Eyjafjallajökull volcano, then board a boat for a trip around the island of Heimaey, sailing past bird cliffs and into an ocean cave.
  • Duration: 11 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 11 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$241.53 USD
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Iceland Super Saver: Northern Lights Cruise plus Whale-Watching Tour from Reykjavik

Experience two of Iceland’s most incredible natural sights as you go whale watching and search for the Northern Lights with this package of two separate excursions from Reykjavik. Climb aboard your boat to search for the Aurora Borealis, a spectacular celestial display of colorful lights triggered by magnetic storms. For your second excursion, head out again by boat into Faxaflói Bay as you search for the area’s incredible marine life, including humpback whales, minke whales and harbor porpoises, among others. Both trips include hotel transport (if option selected), guides, warm coveralls and Wi-Fi on the whale watching cruise.
  • Duration: Flexible
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: Flexible
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$166.00 USD
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Reykjavik Whale Watching Cruise in the Midnight Sun

Embark on a unique whale-watching cruise at night, aided by the glow of Iceland’s ‘midnight sun.’ Because the sun doesn’t fully set during the summer months, you can observe the nocturnal habits of dolphins and whales under the colorful light of this northern phenomenon. Learn about Iceland’s native marine life through a multimedia show on board, and spot sea creature splashing around during a 2.5-hour night cruise from Reykjavik’s Old Harbour.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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$99.00 USD
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Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik Old Harbour

Experience the magic of whale watching on a 3-hour cruise from Reykjavik. With a knowledgeable guide, cruise the coastal curve of Iceland to marvel at humpback and orca whales in their natural habitat. Scour the sea for sightings of porpoises and dolphins as you listen to fascinating facts surrounding the majestic creatures that inhabit the Icelandic ocean. Heighten your chances of seeing whales on this tour, the success rates of which are 95% in summer and 80% in winter.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$102.00 USD
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Kopar Fine Dining Dinner and Northern Lights Cruise from Reykjavik

Enjoy a meal at one of Reykjavik’s top restaurants and seek out Aurora Borealis on this 4-hour dinner and Northern Lights cruise from Reykjavik. Take a seat at your table in the Kopar restaurant in Reykjavik’s harbor, famous for its focus on fresh ingredients. Enjoy a delicious 9-course meal of Icelandic specialities such as marinated scallops, lamb fillet and caramel cake. Afterward, hop aboard your sightseeing boat on the pier and cruise onto the waves in search of the shimmering blues, greens and purples of the spectacular Northern Lights.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$198.86 USD
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Northern Lights Cruise from Reykjavik

Take a nighttime cruise from Reykjavik for a chance to see the awe-inspiring Northern Lights from the water. Head away from the city and gaze up at the dark sky, where Mother Nature shows off with this natural light display, also known as Aurora Borealis. The boat features outdoor viewing decks and an interior cabin where you can purchase drinks, if you wish.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00 USD
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Icelandic Horse Riding and Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik

Enjoy unforgettable adventure in Iceland’s great outdoors on this 5.5-hour horse-riding and whale-watching tour from Reykjavik. Follow your guide through Iceland’s lava fields on horseback and gain insight into the country’s native horse breeds. Explore trails through the wild moorland and enjoy panoramic views over the rugged terrain. Afterward, hop aboard your high-speed boat and cruise out onto the waves. Watch the water for sightings of whales, porpoises and dolphins, and keep your eyes on the skies for birdlife. With your camera to hand, capture Iceland’s wildlife through your lens.
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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$212.78 USD
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Deluxe Whale Watching and Whales of Iceland Exhibition Combo from Reykjavik

Realize your dreams of observing whales in their natural environment on a 3-hour whale watching trip from Reykjavik. Cruise on the Atlantic Ocean in search of the Minke and humpback whales native to Iceland. With luck, you’ll see dolphins and porpoises while listening to enriching commentary from your guide. Then, gain free entry to the Whales of Iceland exhibition — home to 23 full size models of whales — and plunge into an immersive experience guaranteed to amaze. On this small-group tour, limited to 15 people, you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00 USD
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Sea-Fishing Tour from Reykjavik

Enjoy an unforgettable angling trip on Iceland’s icy waters on this 2.5-hour sea fishing trip from Reykjavik. Whether you’re an aspiring or experienced sea angler, pull on some warm coveralls, and sail into Faxaflói Bay on a comfortable fishing boat. Then, with instructions from the crew, set up the supplied fishing rods and bait, and wait for a bite. If you’re lucky, catch species such as cod, halibut and haddock, and choose to either barbecue them on board or have them packed in a crate to take with you!
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$118.47 USD
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2.5 Hour Northern Lights Cruise in Reykjavik

Chase the Northern Lights, and watch them dance in the starry sky above you, on this relaxing cruise in the Faxaflói Bay. Secure your ticket in advance, and watch observe this natural phenomenon outside on the viewing deck, or indoors in a heated cabin. Snacks and drinks are available onboard for purchase. 
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.01 USD
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Whale Watching and Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik

Embark on a full-day tour of Iceland’s iconic attractions from Reykjavik, beginning with a morning whale-watching cruise to spot minke whales, dolphins and other marine life in Faxaflói Bay. Then, admire inland highlights including Gullfoss waterfall, Thingvellir National Park, Hveragerði village and Geysir hot springs with a sightseeing coach tour around the country’s famed Golden Circle route.
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$167.00 USD
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Northern lights onboard a luxury yacht

Experience the Northern Lights aboard a luxury yacht during this 2-hour small-group excursion. Set sail from Reykjavik's Old Harbor to escape the light pollution of the city and get some of the best photo opportunities of the Aurora Borealis. Guests who don’t see the Northern Lights on their first trip can try again, at no extra cost, on the next available departure.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$96.61 USD
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Northern Lights Cruise from Downtown Reykjavík

Watch the skies above Faxaflói Bay light up on a 2.5-hour northern lights cruise from Reykjavík aboard a comfortable sightseeing vessel. Learn the science behind the aurora borealis during a short multimedia presentation at the Whale Watching Centre, then wrap up in a warm overall and head out on the water. Enjoy unobstructed panoramas of the water and sky from a viewing deck, or slip into the heated, indoor lounge for warm drinks. Leave the city lights of Reykjavík far behind, and take in Iceland’s finest show from the sea.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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$102.00 USD
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Boat tour on Iceberg Lagoon

Sailing on an iceberg lagoon may sound like a fantasy but it's within easy reach on this boat tour in Vatnajökull National Park. Get a brand new perspective on Iceland as you float past icebergs and a giant glacier while your guide provides context to the glacier's formation and the surrounding landscape. Feel in safe hands in the company of a guide and wearing provided safety equipment. This small-group tour ensures personal attention.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.56 USD
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Half-Day Whale Watching and Northern Lights Combo Tour

Many Northern Lights tours turn west to Iceland’s interior—but this one sails out of Reykjavik Harbor for a combination whale and Northern Lights spotting sea journey. It’s a great way to see two of Iceland’s most beautiful offerings, and you’ll travel on a boat with viewing platforms, an indoor bar, and free Wi-Fi. Viewings of whales or the lights cannot be guaranteed, but trips can be rebooked  without an extra charge.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$165.00 USD
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Reykjavík Classic Puffin Watching

Because they tend to nest on rocky cliffs close to water, seeing puffins in their natural habitat is sometimes tricky. Increase your chances on this tour from Reykjavik that takes you out on a boat to to either Akurey or Lundey, two islands that are well known for their plentiful birdlife. In addition to puffins you have the opportunity to view eider ducks, arctic terns, guillemots, and cormorants.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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$59.00 USD
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Reykjavík Sea Angling Gourmet

Take a half-day sea angling tour from Reykjavik and learn the best techniques for the sport. Visit some of the best fishing grounds in the area and take whatever you catch back to the RIO Reykjavik Restaurant for lunch. Sit down to a delicious and unique meal prepared by chefs using the fresh that you’ve caught.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$169.00 USD
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