Black Beach Bird-Watching Tour

Embark on a bird-watching adventure out on the open waters, on this two hour RIB boat tour of the south coast of Iceland. This is an excursion for any lover of nature and adrenaline, so join this tour for the boat ride of a lifetime. 

Your boat will sail by Þorlákshöfn beach, where you will take in the scenery of a black volcanic beach and learn about the wildlife and history of your journey. Your expert local guide will inform you of the stories of the sights which you see, and brief you on the history of the locations visited.

Highlights of this tour include sailing all the way into the bird paradise Krýsuvíkurbjarg and seeing thousands of birds. You will also check out an old and mystic shipwreck, visit the famous church Strandarkirkja and sail into the bay Herdísarvík where the renowned Icelandic poet Einar Ben lived. 

You will also sail past Selvogur Bay, where it is likely to spot its resident seals, or maybe even whales if luck allows. The bay is also home to the scenic lighthouse Selvogsviti. Remember to bring your camera along for all the fantastic photo opportunities. It comes recommended though to have a waterproof bag for your camera, as we are at sea.

This tour is perfect for those who want to enjoy the lovely Icelandic nature, all the while having a tonne of fun on a speedboat. Please note that the speedboat trips are not suitable for people with back problems or pregnant women.

Maximum passengers per boat are 12, but there are two vessels available, so your group can be 24 in total. The minimum number of passengers per trip is 5, but don’t worry if your team does not reach that number since we will do our best to gather more people. However, if the minimum requirement is not reached, your trip might need to be rescheduled. 

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Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Aug. - Oct.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Boat Trip, Bird watching
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 5 years old
  • Languages: English, Icelandic
  • Highlights: South Shore, South Iceland, Krýsuvík, Þorlákshöfn, Herdísarvík, South Iceland adventure, Seal beach, Strandarkirkja
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 10:00, 14:00, 17:00, 22:00

Departure location:
Hafnarskeið 17, Þorlákshöfn
  • Every passenger gets a float suit and life jackets

What to bring:
  • It is good to bring hat and gloves and of course your camera

Good to know:

If it is really windy and the weather is bad we do not sail and we will than find another day or time for your trip, take you on another tour or refund you

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