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Experience the majesty of nature by sea and land on this full-day whale-spotting boat trip and express Golden Circle tour from Reykjavik. Look for whales and other marine life on a morning whale-watching cruise, and in the afternoon, visit Gulfoss, Geysir and Thingvellir National Park, the three iconic sites of Iceland’s Golden Circle. Admire the double waterfall at Gulfoss; see the geothermal pools and Strokkur waterspout at Geysir; and view the tectonic rift at Thingvellir as your guide explains the science and facts behind these natural wonders.

Highlights

  • Whale-watching tour and day trip from Reykjavik
  • Spend the morning on a whale-watching boat trip
  • Enjoy an afternoon touring Iceland's geological attractions
  • Visit the Gullfoss waterfall and the Geysir hot springs
  • Hotel pickup included

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What You Can Expect

Whale Watching including Gullfoss and Geysir Express Tour from Reykjavik

Whale Watching and Gulfoss and Geysir Express Tour from Reykjavik

Leave your central Reykjavik hotel by air-conditioned vehicle and travel to the harborside for your whale-watching cruise. Board your boat, settle on the outdoor deck or inside the cozy cabin, and listen to the onboard commentary about Iceland’s marine life as you start your cruise.

Keep watch for minke and humpback whales, species known to frequent the local seas, and look for other local residents, like white-beaked dolphins, harbor porpoises and puffins.

After your cruise, dock at the harbor and enjoy an afternoon tour of Iceland’s land-based wonders. Drive first to the rugged, UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park, famous as the site of Iceland’s 10th-century parliament assemblies and as the meeting place of the American and Eurasian tectonic plates.

Continue to the Gullfoss Waterfall, one of Iceland’s most beautiful sights, and ogle the double-tier of cascades, before traveling on to the Geysir area to marvel at its bubbling pools, steam vents and the Strokkur geyser, a waterspout that can shoot up to 98 feet (30 meters) in height.

Your tour finishes in central Reykjavik.

Customer Reviews

John H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Great tour

Mark S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

We had a great day out in a fabulous country, unfortunately we only glimpsed at one minke whale, but the boat trip was great, we were very impressed that wet weather gear was provided on-board. The Gullfoss and Geysir tour was amazing, we saw so much in one afternoon, would have liked to spend more time at several of the locations, but we now have a very good Idea of what we would like to see on our next visit ! the guide was great, very knowledgeable with a good mix of jokes and banter

Deanne S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2013

Great tour saw some minke whales. Great experience.

AdrianAtacador

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2013

The tour was great!!!! The logistics was very easy.

Nicholas John C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

A very good trip, with good sightings of minke whales, dolphins and numerous bird species. Recommended!

Robert Charles S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2012

I would have been happy to see a few puffins and a trip out to the bay but this was a most enjoyable trip. We saw dolphins and minkie whales as a bonus. The guide on the ship kept us informed of the local flora and fauna and his enthusiasm when we saw the dolpins made the day.
Organisation again was excellent.

Becca G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2012

It was wonderful, everyone was very friendly and informative, we ended up seeing at least 100 pilot whales and white sided dolphins. The puffins were pretty great too, i just wish they were closer up. (We went August 8-18, 2012)

Cameron M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2012

Wonderful crew, saw a few whales, dolphins, and loved the puffins. Highly recommended.

Maria R USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2012

Saw a couple of Minki whales , dolphines, puffins, and harbor Porpoise

Gabriele N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2012

Amazing. My wife spotted 5 whales me only 4 but I managed to capture one in a picture. The organization is so good and when on the boat they even give you a pill for seasickness! Well organized and on time.

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