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Iceland Super Saver: Northern Lights Cruise plus Whale-Watching Tour from Reykjavik

Reykjavík, Iceland

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  • 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Offered in: English


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

What's Included

  • Free WiFi
  • Free ticket to try again if nothing is seen on your tour
  • Use of thermal overalls - also available in children's sizes!
  • Heated indoor seating areas
  • Complimentary sea sickness tablets, if needed
  • NEW - Special Tours App (available in English, German, French, Spanish, and Chinese)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel transfers (can be added for an additional fee of 1100 ISK per person per trip)
  • Food and drink (can be purchased on board)

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Geirsgata 11
    Geirsgata 11, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

    Please make your way to our ticket office in the Old Harbour. We kindly ask that you arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure, as you will need time to go over the safety waiver, get dressed in the overalls and go over instructions with your guide before boarding.

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End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Hotel and cruise port pick-up is available for an additional fee. Please contact the supplier for more information.

What To Expect

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.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Warm clothes recommended
  • Please note: You will need to reconfirm your cruise times with the supplier, refer to voucher for further details
  • Hotel pick-up is not included: Available to book directly with supplier (extra fees apply).
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 198 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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18 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Whale of a time
Lee_B, Nov 2022
Whales everywhere an amazing day, Northern lights didn't make an appearance due to weather but the boat trip and crew and the free lights trip anytime again. Excellent.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Iga the whale whisperer
Christopher_S, Sep 2021
If you want to have a fantastic time watching whales make sure Iga is your guide. She’s got mad whale watching spotting skillZ (yes with a capital Z). The whales must really like her because we saw 3 humpbacks all playing around near the boat. I think they must have been watching us… Thanks for an amazing and unforgettable experience!!
Whale watching Brilliant saw 5 minki...
Colin K, 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.
Theses were 2 different trips on the...
Eira_C, 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
1 traveler found this review helpful
We didn't see any whales and all...
WENDY S, 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.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Really good tour especially as the...
Doreen C, 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!
1 traveler found this review helpful
This tour company has a great...
Preston_M, 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
1 traveler found this review helpful
I booked a two part cruise that...
Tim M, 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.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Never went ahead due to low activity...
Marianne C, Jan 2017
Never went ahead due to low activity cannot comment
Really good northern lights tour...
Asma K, 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.
We chose a cruise to search for...
marzena d, 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.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Fantastic, the tour company was great...
John B, Nov 2015
Fantastic, the tour company was great to work with. I will definitely use them again.
fortunate enough to see the lights on...
HELEN T, Nov 2015
fortunate enough to see the lights on our tour and was a great night out on the water
The day we went to view the Whales...
Jim, Oct 2015
The day we went to view the Whales we only saw a few but received passes that do not expire in we go back to Iceland. The Northern lights were fabulous. Would highly recommend.
The crew was great, informative and...
Tasha S, Oct 2015
The crew was great, informative and patient. I absolutely loved it!
Failed to pick us up from our hotel...
Paul K, Sep 2015
Failed to pick us up from our hotel, despite us telephoning the tour operator and telling us they were running late but re-confirmed our booking. On the second telephone call we were told the cruise had already left and implied it was our fault. We would have seen the lights if they had collected us. Visiting the tour operator the following morning we rearranged, but were given another explanation implicating Viator. We were picked up on the second attempt but cloud cover meant no lights could be seen.


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