Whale Watching And Golden Circle Tour From Reykjavik

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Enjoy two must-do Icelandic activities in one convenient day trip from Reykjavik. After a morning whale watching cruise around Faxaflói Bay, head out on a Golden Circle sightseeing tour to see the classic sites that make up the famous route. Stop to explore Thingvellir National Park, Geysir hot springs, Gullfoss waterfall and the village of Hveragerði, and listen to commentary about each site from a knowledgeable guide.


  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Instant Confirmation

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Start your day with a pickup from your city hotel, and travel to Reykjavik Old Harbour to board your whale watching boat. Cruise out into Faxaflói Bay, away from the shoreline, and look out for the whales and seabirds for which Iceland is famous. The bay is one of the best places to see Iceland’s marine life, and minke whales, white-beaked dolphins and harbor porpoises are just a few of the creatures you may be lucky enough to see.

After roughly three hours, return to shore and swap your mode of transport to a coach for your afternoon Golden Circle tour. Listen as your guide talks about the route that loops into the heart of Iceland, and learn about the historical sights and natural phenomena ahead of you.

Your first stop is Thingvellir National Park, the area where Iceland’s first parliament was formed back in the first century. Take a walk around and gaze out over the rugged terrain as your guide gives the lowdown on the site’s history.

From Thingvellir, continue to the waterfall of Gullfoss, known for its double cascades, and enjoy the spray of glacial water on your face as you stroll around the falls. Visit the bubbling Geysir hot springs, a geothermic marvel, and then stretch your legs on a visit to the village of Hveragerði, known for its large quantity of hot springs and geothermal park.

Relax on the journey back to Reykjavik and finish with a drop-off at your hotel.

Inclusions for Whale Watching And Golden Circle Tour From Reykjavik

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Use of coveralls
  • Onboard Wi-Fi

Exclusions for Whale Watching And Golden Circle Tour From Reykjavik

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Dress warmly; a hat and pair of gloves are recommended

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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14 reviews by the users

  • We saw whales! Buses have wifi and are comfortable. Guide was great.

  • No information from Viator about the company that did the Golden Circle Tour after the Whale Watching. Found a GreyLine bus at the site of the whale watching, he called his company and was told to bring me to the GreyLine bus station. Here they could not find my reservation either. It was probably a different service, but as I had no information, I would not know. Did an express tour with GreyLine. It was ok, but the guide was not the best i had on this trip to Iceland.
    Good sights, but not the best information from the guide in my opinion.

  • This was a good way to see everything at one time. Was definitely a great tour if you want to see everything in one day!

  • Whale watching was with elding and golden circle was with Grayline. Very organised and highly recommend it. We saw dolphins but no whales (as it wasn and #39;t high season for them).There was enough time at each location site and tour guide was good.

  • 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.

  • 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!

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

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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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