Whale Watching & Helicopter Flight | Combo Tour

Helicopters present a whole new perspective on Iceland's eclectic landscape.
Helicopters make getting from one attraction to another a very easy affair.
Iceland is known the world over for its incredible whale watching.
An aerial view over Iceland's capital city, Reykjavik.
Whale watching vessels get right up close to these majestic animals.
Iceland's landscape takes on a whole new character from the air.

Embark on an epic flightseeing journey and experience Reykjavík city from an unmatched bird's eye point of view, before setting out to sea to encounter the whales that inhabit Iceland's oceans. If you're looking for an incredible combo tour in the land of ice and fire, this is it! 

Your tour starts at the Reykjavík Domestic Airport, located only a 5-minute drive from the city centre, where you meet your professional pilot for a quick briefing on the flight route. Then, you hop on board your helicopter and take off to enjoy a 30-45 minute tour of the capital's stunning surroundings of towering mountain ranges, lakes, and otherworldly lava fields.

Before heading back, your pilot will make a memorable touch down on top of one of Reykjavík's most iconic mountains, where you will enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the city itself.

At your flight's end, you have the choice of being picked up by a minibus at the hotel next to the airport, or making your own way to Reykjavík's Old Harbour, where the Whale Watching tour departs.

Before boarding the Whale Watching vessel, you will be shown to the floating Whale Watching Museum, which is located in an old ship that is permanently anchored by the pier.

For the duration of the Whale Watching tour, your expert guide will provide in-depth information about the surrounding landscapes and the magnificent marine animals of Faxaflói Bay that you are sure to encounter.

After the tour, you have the choice of being driven back to your accommodation or making use of your position to visit the buzzing city centre located right by the Old Harbor.

Don't miss out on this adventurous combo tour, where you'll soar high in the skies above Reykjavík before setting out to sea to meet the whales of Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Feb. - Nov.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Activities: Whale Watching, Sightseeing, Helicopter
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Reykjavík, Faxaflói, Whale Exhibition Center, Reykjavík Airport, Reykjavík Harbour
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 11:00

You meet us at the departure location.
Reykjavik's Domestic Airport
  • 30-45 min helicopter tour over Reykjavík

  • 3-5 hour Whale Watching tour

  • Excellent guidance on both tours in English

  • Lunch

What to bring:
  • Warm Clothing

  • Sturdy footwear

  • Camera

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Terms & Conditions:

GENERAL: These terms apply to purchases of service(s) from the web address www.elding.is, which is run by Elding Whale Watching. The terms identify on the one hand Elding’s rights and duties and on the other the service buyer’s rights and duties. All communication regarding reservation of services, changes and cancellations shall be in writing and may be sent using e-mail or fax, or through the postal service, if time permits.

ONLINE: Service buyers can book all Elding Whale Watching’s tours until 1 hour prior to the scheduled departure. When booking a tour online, a confirmation and booking number will be sent to the e-mail provided in the booking process stating departure time and date. Paying online entitles service buyers to a 5% discount. Upon receipt of full payment, a service voucher will be sent to the e-mail provided in the booking process stating departure time and date. It is the service buyer’s responsibility to safeguard the voucher and present it to the relevant service partner as payment for each service rendered.*Please make sure that you fill in correctly all the specific fields.

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CHANGE OF RESERVATION: If you need to make changes to your reservation we ask you to send us a notification as soon as possible, and not later than 12 hours before departure. Changes received less than 12 hours before departure may be subject to levy according to Elding Whale Watching’s current tariffs and the policy of our service partners.

CANCELLATION POLICY: For cancellations we ask you to send us a notification as soon as possible, and not later than 24 hours before departure in order to receive a full refund. In case of cancellation on our behalf we notify you with as much notice as possible using the contact details provided in the booking process and naturally refund the tour price.

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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Whale Watching & Helicopter Flight | Combo Tour

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