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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. 

Highlights

  • Whale watching and Golden Circle tour from Reykjavik
  • Cruise around Faxaflói Bay to see whales, seabirds, dolphins and more
  • See the highlights of the Golden Circle with a knowledgeable guide
  • Visit Thingvellir National Park and learn about ancient Icelandic parliament
  • Pose for photos by the bubbling Geysir hot springs, and walk around the waterfall of Gullfoss
  • Stroll through the village of Hveragerði and see its geothermal park

What You Can Expect

Whale Watching and Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik

Look out for whales during a cruise in Iceland

Experience Iceland by water and by land on this full-day combo adventure. After morning hotel pickup, head to Reykjavik Old Harbour and climb aboard a boat for a whale-watching cruise. Set out into Faxaflói Bay, known as one of the best bodies of water in Iceland to spot native marine life including minke whales, harbor porpoises and white-beaked dolphins. A friendly onboard crew will help you spot these sea creatures throughout the 3-hour cruise.

Back on land, hop onto a comfortable coach equipped with onboard Wi-Fi and head inland for an afternoon tour of the popular Golden Circle tourist route. Disembark at Thingvellir National Park for a walk around the rugged landscape as your guide shares the geologic and political history of the park, where Iceland’s first parliament took shape way back in the first century.

Next, see the stunning double cascades of Gullfloss waterfall, where glacial water empties into a ravine from both sides. For a change in temperature, visit the steamy Geysir hot springs. Finally, stroll around the village of Hveragerði, built in the middle of a geothermal park dotted with natural hot springs.  

Admire the wild, bubbly terrain on the return drive to Reykjavík, where you’ll be dropped off back at your hotel in the evening.

Customer Reviews

Alison D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Unfortunately we did not see any whales and the sea was very choppy causing a lot of people to be sick. We did however see dolphins which was lovely and some birds. With all the swell and bags going everywhere I lost my drivers license but got an email saying they will post it to me. Great service!

sidney brian w

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

I really enjoyed it
Knowledgable guide very comfortable coach
I would definatly do it again

Harriet B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Golden Circle tour was incredible. Gulfoss Falls were the most beautiful I have ever seen. The whale watching was not successful. Only saw a few dolphin. Enjoyed the boat ride!

Ryan U

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We had a great time on this trip! We saw numerous minke whales during the boat trip. The bus is very well appointed and even has a USB charging port for every two seats to keep your phone charged I use mine as my camera. The 3 locations waterfall, geyser, national park were each excellent and we were able to get a full lunch at the waterfall location. Overall a few good tour and well worth the money. We were only in Iceland for 48 hours and this tour was a great way to see a bunch of the best sites in a short period of time.

Kathleen H

4 star rating: Recommended July 2016

Not a lot of whales to see... guides knowledgeable... circle tour interesting, but more info could have been shared. just the basics were given... would have like to know more about what i was seeing.

Suzanne S

4 star rating: Recommended November 2015

Whale watching was a worth while experience. Did'nt spot any whales but plenty of dolphins.
Afternoon tour was great and saw amazing sights. You are on the coach for most of the time and it would have been nice to have a longer time at the sights but a timetable needed to be followed.

France t

4 star rating: Recommended July 2015

Great tour guide for the Golden Circle Tour -- very informative about the sites but also about Iceland and the people. The 1/2 day meant we didn't do a lot of walking at our first stop, but a great visit of Iceland's rugged features and beauty.

Whale watching was well run and staff was pleasant. Because I had a 10 year old child and she's short, I did not like that our boat was 90 filled with one tour group and that nobody showed any courtesy to let her see the whales or dolphins. So, I'd like to suggest that staff suggest tall folks give way to shorter folks and that people with cameras in the front row eventually give way to folks in the back. We had great weather and a smooth ride.

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