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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.
  • Reykjavik Super Saver, combining two incredible tours at a discounted price
  • 2.5-hour Faxaflói Bay cruise from Reykjavik to see the Northern Lights
  • Stay on the lookout and hear myths and facts about the breathtaking natural phenomenon from an expert guide
  • Spot marine life, including harbor porpoises and humpback whales, on a 3.5-hour whale-watching tour
  • Learn about some of Iceland’s most majestic marine species from a knowledgeable guide

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Witness some of the earth’s most sublime natural phenomena when you purchase this package of a whale watching tour and a Northern Lights excursion for one low price. Nothing can make an amazing more trip to Iceland more special than spotting a reclusive whale or a spectacular Northern Lights display, both of which you’ll have the chance to see on this combined trip.

For your first trip to see the Northern Lights, you’ll leave from Reykjavik's Old Harbour at either 9pm or 10pm depending on the time of year. Hotel pick-up begins 60 minutes prior to departure (if option selected).
Then head to your boat which will take you out onto the water for a good chance of seeing this incredible natural light show, listening as your guide shares details about what causes the phenomenon and the legends that surround them. Sightings can’t be guaranteed, but with luck you’ll witness this amazing sight.

For your second trip you will again be picked up from your Reykjavik hotel (if option selected) 60 minutes prior to departure, continuing to Reyjavik’s Old Harbor and then to Faxaflói Bay to begin your whale watching trip.
Keep your eyes peeled for the incredible range of creatures that call this bay home, including humpback and minke whales, harbor porpoises and white-beaked dolphins.Keep your camera ready to photograph these magnificent creatures

For a full description of the itinerary of each trip, please refer to the details below.
Please note: You can choose to take the tours on the same day, or across separate days during your Iceland vacation.


Northern Lights Viewing Cruise from Reykjavik (2.5 Hours)
Start with a nighttime pickup from your hotel (if option selected) then board a cruise boat and set off from Reykjavik's coast toward Faxaflói Bay for your once-in-a-lifetime Northern Lights experience. Also known as the Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights are triggered by magnetic storms that paint ribbons of green, blue, yellow, purple and red in the sky.

Pull on a pair of provided overalls, then find a comfortable spot in the viewing area. As your boat cuts through the waters, gaze around you at the darkness-cloaked landscape, and listen to your guide share fascinating facts about the lights, as well as the legends that surround them.

Sightings cannot be guaranteed as they’re dependent on weather, location and chance, but with luck and a cloudless sky, you may catch a mesmerizing show. Should you wish, warm yourself up with hot chocolate, tea and chocolate (own expense) while you keep watch.

After 2.5 hours, your tour ends with a drop-off back at your hotel (if option selected). If the cruise is canceled due to poor weather conditions, you’ll be given the option of attending the cruise on an alternative date.

Whale-Watching Tour from Reykjavik (3.5 Hours)
Begin with a hotel pickup (if option selected) and then travel to Reykjavik’s Old Harbor. On arrival, board your comfortable, whale-watching boat and take a seat on deck. Pull on a pair of overalls to shield you from the cold, and listen as your guide explains what marine life you can expect to see during your cruise.
As your boat slips away from shore and out onto the open waters of Faxaflói Bay, look out for harbor porpoises, white-beaked dolphins, minke whales and humpback whales. In the unlikely event that you don’t spot a whale, you will receive a complimentary ticket for another boat ride.

If you feel cold during your cruise, seek refuge inside the cozy viewing area, where you can thaw out with hot chocolate, coffee, tea and snacks (own expense). After your cruise, your experience concludes with a drop-off back at your hotel (if option selected).


Viator Traveller's Reviews

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, Mar 2018

Lovely tour - enjoyed it -

, Jan 2018

Whale watching Brilliant saw 5 minki whales unfortunatley didnt get to do the northern lights part of the tour as it was rough sea or cloudy all the time we were there.

, Jan 2018

Theses were 2 different trips on the same day. The whale watching was great - we saw porpoise and dolphins and followed them around the bay. The Northern Lights was led by a guy who was very boring, had little information and we felt although we saw the Northern Lights - it was a poor experience

, Oct 2017

We didn't see any whales and all members of my party vomited. Felt like 3.5 hours of torture.
They said we could go again but there was no way we were getting back on that boat! We had been warned of rough waters but the trip should have just been cancelled so that we could get a refund.

, Jun 2017

Really good tour especially as the tour guides were extremely informative. Even though we did not see any wildlife on our whale watching tour, I would still rate this trip 5 star due to the fact that it is not the company's fault that the whales did not come out to play but they have offered us an open expiration for another tour if we go back to Iceland. It was a nice day trip and evening trip especially as we were lucky enough to see the Northern Lights!

, May 2017

This tour company has a great reputation with the local community of Reykjavik "old harbor" and it shows in the quality and professionalism throughout the entire crew. Easy to find, great guide that is well educated and no matter where you wandered on all decks you could hear him perfectly. AWESOME

, Apr 2017

I booked a two part cruise that included whale watching during the day, getting dropped off at your hotel and Northern Lights tour later in the night. The whale watching was ok but the boat was very small for the amount of people onboard, not many places to stand without others surrounding you. Despite waiting in my hotel lobby, in the same way I did for the day tour, nobody came and collected me for the night Northern Lights tour.

, Jan 2017

Really good northern lights tour, lucky to see them sue to activish and clear skies. Good smooth sail on both. Unfortunately not able to see whales/dolphins - but company did offer another trip free of charge was our last day so couldn't capitalise. Very good tour guides/speakers. Entertainment was a bit novel on northern lights tour, and speaker system not so great on whale watching tour. Definitely worth the money though.

, Jan 2017

Never went ahead due to low activity cannot comment

, Jan 2016

We chose a cruise to search for northern lights and were rewarded. Unfortunately this looks much better on photographs then in reality. However, considering that other coach trips were cancelled on that night due to bad weather we were quite pleased.

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