Reykjavik Whales & Imagine Peace

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Reykjavík
Duration
5 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Languages
English, Spanish, German, Icelandic, French, Italian
Available
Feb. - Dec.

Come along on this fantastic combination tour of nature and culture where you spend the afternoon watching the wealth of marine life in Faxaflói Bay and visit the tiny island of Viðey in the evening to get an insight into the artwork of Yoko Ono at the Imagine Peace Tower. 

At Reykjavík's Old Harbour, you'll board a boat to sail the seas of Faxaflói Bay, where Minke whales, dolphins, porpoises and Humpback whales are a frequent visitors. You'll be provided with warm overalls and a blanket so that you can stand out on the deck, trying to spot the first of these magnificent creatures.

You could also have a seat in the indoor lounge with a warm cup of hot chocolate and enjoy the commentary and views ahead. Onboard, you will learn all about the wildlife and marine mammals of the Icelandic waters, as well as the areas surrounding the bay.

After the excursion, you will have some free time to dine or shop before heading out again for the next leg of the combination tour. Back at the Old Harbour, you will meet your guides and crew who will and take you onboard another boat where you can watch a screening of the official introduction video to the Imagine Peace Tower narrated by Yoko Ono herself. 

The Imagine Peace Tower is situated on the nearby island of Viðey, and it only takes several minutes to get there by boat. The tour takes you into the mysterious and wonderful world of calm and serenity. 

Walk over to Yoko Ono's Imagine Peace Tower and get acquainted with the artwork and the history of the piece and why this particular island of this specific country was chosen to host this pillar of light. The light from the tower can be seen from anywhere within the Reykjavík city on a dark evening, but it is best explored up close.

Under the right conditions, the Northern Lights can even be spotted! Your guide can help you set up your camera gear if you are interested in photographing the vast starry sky, the Peace Tower or Northern Lights.

Immerse yourself in art, history, culture and nature on this fantastic tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Included

Use of warm overalls
Crampons (if needed)
Excellent guidance
3 hr. Whale Watching
2 hr. Imagine Peace tour

Activities

Whale Watching
Sightseeing
Boat Trip
Northern lights hunting
Cultural Activity

Attractions

Reykjavík
Faxaflói
Hallgrímskirkja
Viðey
Sun Voyager
Harpa – Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre
Imagine Peace Tower

What to bring

Warm clothing
Sturdy shoes

Good to know

This is an outdoor tour situated on an island in the North Atlantic. Please dress warm and be prepared for all weather conditions. You may need to climb stairs or steep hills.

As the weather in Iceland is unpredictable, these tours are subject to good conditions

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