Golden Circle Express with Reykjavik Whale Watching

A geyser called Strokkur blasts water in Haukadalur Valley.
This mighty two-tiered waterfall in the Hvíta River is called Gullfoss.
Harbour Porpoises and White-Beaked Dolphins are two very common species seen in Faxaflói Bay, and all around Iceland.
Minke Whales are usually docile, but, as can be seen, do occasionally perform in the waters around Reykjavík.
Þingvellir National Park is a dramatic land of ravines, lava fields, springs and forest.
Þingvellir National Park was once the centre of democracy in Iceland.

Join us on an unforgettable full day combo tour taking you to some of the most popular activities in Iceland - the magical world of Þingvellir national park, Geysir geothermal area, Gullfoss waterfall, Hveragerði (the hot spring town) and the whales of Faxaflói bay.

Start the day with a pickup from your designated pickup place (hotel or bus stop) in the Reykjavík area and collect your tickets for an adventure at sea. On this 3 hr. whale watching you will learn interesting facts about the whales and wildlife in and around Reykjavík, tales about the landscape and towns on the horizon and (hopefully) spot the beautiful creatures of the bay, namely the whales and dolphins! The most common sightings are Minke whales, Humpback whales, Harbour porpoises and White-beaked dolphins. In the summer months we are even likely to spot some Puffins, as they travel from Southern waters to Iceland to breed and feed.

We return to shore in time for you to walk around the harbour area, look into little shops and restaurants or simply wait for your bus to collect you for the tour.

Spend the rest of the day on a guided bus tour to the most popular sights of Iceland, better known as the Golden Circle! You will be visiting the best known historical sites and natural phenomena in the country.

The National park preserves some of Icelands most precious geology and is also a UNESCO world heritage site as the world’s first parliament was founded there in the 10th century. Walk between two continents through the Mid-Atlantic Ridge where North America and Eurasian tectonic plates are pulling apart. Silfra fissure is on the edge of lake Þingvallavatn and is one of the top places in the world to snorkel and dive as the water is so pure!

Gullfoss waterfall is one of the most powerful natural wonder in Iceland. Situated in a canyon of the great Hvítá (white river) created from melted glacial waters, you can really hear and feel the power that nature possesses.

Geysir Geothermal area is a wide spread landscape characterised by bubbling hot springs and hissing steam vents from the active earth beneath. Strokkur geyser, next to the now dormant Geysir, blasts off every 5-10 minutes spouting water high into the sky (up to 40 m. or 131 ft.)! This is where the name ‘geyser’ originates.

After the tour you will be driven back to your hotel or designated bus stop in the Reykjavík area. Don’t miss out in this great opportunity to visit the wonders of Iceland!

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Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Mar. - Nov.
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Activities: Whale Watching, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Geysir, Gullfoss, Þingvellir, Silfra, Hveragerði, Þingvallavatn, Reykjavík Harbour
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:15

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.

  • Free Wi-Fi on boat and bus

  • Use of overalls on boat

  • Excellent English speaking guidance

  • Pick-up / Drop-off at your accommodation in Reykjavik

  • Refreshments

What to bring:
  • Wear warm clothing

  • Sturdy shoes for walking/hiking

Good to know:

The weather in Iceland can change rapidly, therefore the tours can get cancelled on short notice. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding your bookings. If your whale watch is cancelled, or you do not see any whales or dolphins, you will have the opportunity to go again without charge.

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VALIDITY OF PRICES: All rates quoted are based on current purchasing prices in Iceland. Elding Whale Watching reserves the right to increase prices already quoted or published in our price lists without notice in the event of currency fluctuation, government taxes, or any other cost increases that are outside our control. Any eventual changes in rates will not be made with less then 4 weeks’ notice before scheduled departure.

CHILDREN: Discounts for children are subject to the nature of the services and our service partners terms.

TOUR DEPARTURE: All our tours start from Reykjavík’s old harbour. The departure time is indicated on your confirmation/voucher. It is the service buyer’s responsibility to arrive at our tour office in time to check in and to board the boat.

LIABILITY: Elding Whale Watching reserves the right to alter routes, itineraries or timetables, change or cancel tour dates should the necessity arise, including irregularities due to adverse weather. The tours are run in wild nature and we can never guarantee sightings on a particular tour. In the unlikely event that no whales or dolphins are spotted during the tour we do not refund the tour price but offer a complimentary whale watching tour valid for two years. The estimated duration of tours are standard times and can change according to sea conditions. All activities are undertaken entirely at clients own risk and they must behave in a fit and proper manner at all times in accordance with Elding Whale Watching guidelines and must take proper responsibility for their own safety. All tours and outdoor activities carry inherent risks and Elding Whale Watching does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions or are caused by factors outside of human control (Force majeure). Elding Whale watching, it’s managers and staff accepts no responsibility or liability for any loss or damage of passenger’s property on our boats. With the purchase of your trip you agree to these conditions, understand its implications and accept responsibility for your participation during your tour.

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