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Combination 6 Hour Whale Watching Boat Tour & Northern Lights Hunt with Transfer from Reykjavik

Combination 6 Hour Whale Watching Boat Tour & Northern Lights Hunt with Transfer from Reykjavik
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6 hours
Sep. - Apr.
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Jump aboard, for two essential Icelandic experiences. With this offer you can combine Whale watching and Northern Lights.

During the day you will take a boat tour to explore beautiful Reykjavik coastline while the on-board crew will be searching for whales and other ocean mammals that live in Faxaflói bay year round. The most common species which are spotted are the Minke and Humpback whales, as well as white-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises. 

While sailing out to the ocean you can relax and enjoy your time in the cosy indoor saloon with some refreshments and snacks available on board. The experienced guides will provide you with a unique tour and tell you all about each species you might see, so be sure to ask them all the questions you may have. 

At night, it is time for another fabulous boat tour, just away from the city lights where you can see Northern Lights dancing in the sky. It is a unique experience to see the Aurora Borealis from the sea, partnered with the incredible view of the lights of Reykjavík city behind you.

Guides will provide you all the auroras stories and legends from around the world,  so you will also learn about the science behind this amazing phenomenon. Remember to take a good camera with - use the long exposure settings and you will take amazing shots.

Both tours will depart from the Old Harbour, located in downtown of Reykjavík. The vessel has three viewing platforms, full toilet facilities, and a heated indoor saloon where you can purchase both snacks and refreshments.

You'll be provided with complimentary warm flotation overalls and sea sickness tablets, and there is free Wi-fi on board so you can share your experiences on the tour. If there will not be any sightings on either of the tours, you will have a chance to join us another time, free of charge. Take a chance on our combination deal to experience the best Iceland has to offer.

Do not hesitate to book. Check availability by choosing a date. 

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2-3 hours whale watching tour
2 hours Northern lights tour
Experienced and professional guides
Warm flotation overalls
Wi-Fi on board
Heated indoor cabins and toilets on board
Seasickness tablets available


Whale Watching
Boat Trip
Northern lights hunting
Bird watching

What to bring

We recommend wearing good footwear and warm clothing.

Good to know

Pick up starts 60 min before departure. Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure.

If pickup service has not been chosen: Please be at the meeting point at least 30 minutes before departure.

Please, check your email before the tour as all important daily information will be notified via email.

If there are no sightings on the tour, you can use your ticket number to reschedule your reservation and join another tour for free.

All tours are subject to weather conditions and sightings cannot be guaranteed. Your tour provider reserves the right to cancel the tour due to bad weather conditions and you will be notified as soon as possible if this occurs, if the tour is cancel you are entitled to get refund if you did not join this tour before or change your reservation to another day.

Please be aware that due to environmental reasons during certain times of the year our trips may be delivered on a shared boat with one of our partners. At Reykjavik Sailors we are committed to ensuring the environment is kept pristine by making sure fewer boats are on the water during slower periods.

Whale Watching:

January - May & 16 September - December: 13:00

June - 15 September: 14:00

March - 15 November: 9:00

Whale Watching tour last for:

Winter - approx. 3-3,5 h

Summer (1.06-15.09) - approx. 2 - 3h at 9:00 & 14:00 - will be provided with the faster boat so the time on the spotting area will be the same, just sailing to that point and back to harbour would be shorter.

Northern Lights:

Northern Lights tour last for approx. 2-2.5 hours

1 - 30 September: 22:00

1 October - 14 March: 21:00

15 March - 15 April: 22:00

Pick-ups must be booked with a minimum of one hour before the tour departure time, all pick-ups booked after that will be discarded.

Pickup service (round trip – has to be chosen for which tour you would like to be picked up and after which tour you would like to be dropped off) fee apply to first boat tour. If due to lack of sightings tour is joined for free again pickup service has to be added and paid again.

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