Golden Circle and whale watching
- Þingvellir National Park (UNESCO world heritage site)
- Geysir is in Haukadalur valley, also home to Strokkur geyser
- Faxaflói Bay
- Gullfoss Waterfall
- Narrow canyon of Brúarhlöð
All about the trip
For an unforgettable action-packed day, take Iceland’s most iconic tour, the Golden Circle, and afterwards head out to sea for some whale watching. We have more than 15 years of experience of guiding and operating whale watching tours in the Faxafói Bay, so you can be certain that we love and respect the whales and other wildlife in our native bay. Our trips always bear in mind the well-being of the whales and we are also active participants in the protection and research of whales.
Let’s board our all new bus fleet, equipped with computer tablets in each seat. On the tablets, you can use our GPS Sensitive In Bus Audio Guide, available in 10 languages. So, if you wish to know interesting facts about Iceland and the places you will visit on the tour in a language that you are likely to be comfortable with, that is very possible. Onboard you will also find a USB charger and free WiFi. Should you have any questions during the tour or about our small country, you can ask the host who will happily assist you.
The Golden Circle is made up of three of Iceland´s most treasured natural wonders: The beautiful Þingvellir National Park, where the continental plates have been pulling apart and where the world´s first democratic parliament was established; the spectacular spouting geyser, Strokkur; and the powerful Gullfoss Waterfall that thunders 32 metres down into a deep canyon. This tour showcases some of Iceland´s most picturesque countryside and unspoiled nature.
Departure for our whale watching trip is at 17:00. You will have some time before boarding the whale watching the ship. Here’s the perfect opportunity to explore the quaint old harbour with its designer boutiques and coffee houses, or simply stroll around and take in all the action in the busy harbour. On your return to Reykjavík, it´s off whale watching from Reykjavík harbour. In the bay, we can find a large variety of whales, dolphins and birds that happily enjoy the long days and bright nights of the Icelandic summer. The minke whales are playful and in large numbers, along with the quick and quirky white-beaked dolphins, the cute harbour porpoises and the huge humpback whales. All of our whale watching tours start from our ticket office on the Ægisgarður pier at the Old Harbour in Reykjavík. Your whale watching guide will meet you in our Whale Watching Centre located on board an old fishing vessel that is permanently moored at the pier. Before or after the tour you can enjoy the onboard multimedia show that includes images and videos providing lots of fascinating facts about the whales and marine life in Icelandic waters.What Wikipedia Says Watch on Youtube
What is (and what is not) included in the price
- Knowledgeable local guide
- Admission to the sights
- Free Wi-fi and USB charger for each seat
- In bus audio guide with a choice of languages
- Our specially modified whale watching ships all have big viewing decks as well as indoor facilities such as cafeteria and toilets
- Access to the Whale Watching Centre
- Wireless internet on board
- “Whale Guarantee” (if we find no whales on your tour you get another free try on our classic whale watching tour)
- Food and beverages
Please be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the departure time.
We are the guarantor of your experience
We hand-pick experiences for you and constantly check their quality.
We guarantee the same price as the organising agency with no hidden fees.
Our cancellation terms are fair – we tell you about things just as they are.
All our prices are the same as from providing agencies. With the benefit of extra care, easier payment and cancellation policy.
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