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Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik
Jump aboard this whale-watching excursion to see the incredible wealth of marine wildlife just off Reykjavík’s shores. This tour is a must for nature-lovers, and fits perfectly into a busy holiday; you leave straight from the capital city’s Old Harbour and return approximately three hours later. You will arrive at the harbour in good time for your departure, either by making your way there yourself or through a pick-up you can request during booking. If taking this trip during summer, you will have a choice between two boats, which you can select based on your sense of adventure and the nature of your group. The first vessel, and the only one operated year-round, is one of the largest whale-watching boats in Iceland. It has a fantastic educational and interactive focus on board, where you can learn more about the whales, as well as a café. The second vessel is one of our newest additions to the fleet, a fast-cruising catamaran. It promises to get you to the prime whale-watching location in just twenty minutes so that you can immerse yourself in the activity immediately. These express tours are only available during the summer months. Trips on this tour are approximately an hour shorter. On the first boat, you will spend roughly three hours out on the ocean looking for whales (approx. two hours on the second). As you travel out, your guide will point out the natural features surrounding the capital; in clear weather, you should be able to see both the Reykjanes Peninsula and the Snæfellsnes peninsula, as well as the ‘whale fjord’, otherwise called Hvalfjörður. Four species can be regularly seen on these tours: harbour porpoises, white-beaked dolphins, Minke Whales and Humpback Whales. It is not at all unheard of, however, to see orcas (or killer whales), pilot whales, Fin Whales, and even Basking Sharks. On top of these incredible animals, during summer you can expect to see a wealth of seabirds, most notably including the puffin. Your experienced guides can answer any questions you have as you hunt for and marvel over these majestic creatures. Each tour yields entirely different results. The animals’ behaviour change throughout the day; you might catch them breaching, socialising, feeding or just basking near the surface. If by chance, you are not lucky enough to see a marine mammal, you will have another opportunity to take this tour for free until you do. You will return to Reykjavík after three hours on the sea, hopefully after many exciting sightings and an up-close look at some of Iceland’s marvellous creatures. Because of the convenience and length of this tour, there will still be plenty of opportunities to make the most of the rest of your day, either on another tour or within the capital. Do not miss your chance to see the magnificent whales, dolphins and porpoises of Iceland. Set sail into Faxaflói bay for your opportunity. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Northern Lights Boat Cruise from Reykjavik
See the Northern Lights from the open waters of Faxaflói Bay, on this boat cruise that sets out from Reykjavík’s Old Harbour. If you’re staying in the capital but wish to escape the city lights to bask in the glow of the Aurora Borealis, this is the excursion for you. Your adventure begins at the scenic Old Harbour by Reykjavík's city centre. The Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre lights up the area with an incredible glass panel display, as you board your boat and set sails for Faxaflói Bay. Prepare to see the Reykjavík shoreline in all its glory, until you escape the lights and are greeted by the darkness of winter. If the skies are clear, you will see the stars of the night sky shine brighter than before, with the only beacon of light being the luminous Imagine Peace Tower, where it rests in the island of Viðey. Then, prepare yourself for a stunning display of the Northern Lights, as they dance in an array of different colours, ranging from green and pink to purple and yellow. You will spend over an hour in the waters, but don’t worry about getting cold, since the boat boasts a cosy indoor cabin with a bar which you can retreat to at any time. Your expert local guides will share captivating stories and mythical folklore about the Northern Lights from different cultures around the world, as well as explaining the quintessential science behind this incredible natural phenomenon of the Arctic night sky. Now, the lights show up on their own accord and can never be unquestionably guaranteed, but by reading the cloud forecast and solar wind occurrences, the lights are often able to be calculated regarding their appearance. If, however, the Aurora doesn’t show on the night of your cruise, don’t worry, you will receive a free voucher to try again on any other night. Make use of the darkness outside Reykjavík’s shores and book your Northern Lights cruise now. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Jokulsarlon Amphibious Boat Tour
Jump aboard this incredible boat trip in one of the world’s most inspiring places: the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Cruise between the marvellous icebergs that make this site so beautiful and well-renowned. To begin this tour, you will meet at the cafe at Jökulsárlón twenty minutes before your departure, where you can exchange your vouchers for boat tickets. From here, you will proceed to board the amphibious vessel on land and wait for it to drive into the water. No doubt, before getting aboard, you will have been marvelling at the spectacle of Jökulsárlón. When immersed in the lagoon, however, with the icebergs surrounding you from all angles, you will experience a different kind of beauty; this otherworldly environment is simply breathtaking. You will spend forty minutes exploring the lagoon. There will be an English-speaking guide on board who will tell you all about the area's formation, history and future. You will even have an opportunity to taste the ice; considering it is thought to be about a thousand years old, this is quite the unique experience. As you cruise through the lagoon, keep an eye out for seals. Many of these adorable creatures call Jökulsárlón home, and they can often be seen playing in the water or basking on the bergs. The glacier lagoon is considered by many to be the most beautiful sight in Iceland, and an amphibious boat is one of the best ways to view it in all its glory. Once the tour is complete, however, do not forget to take a walk to the Diamond Beach to see where the bergs wash up after reaching the sea. A full day could be spent exploring this area, but the boat tour is sure to be the highlight. Do not miss your opportunity to see Jökulsárlón from amongst the ancient ice. Book now to make sure you get your place on board. Check availability by choosing a date.
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New Year's Eve Cruise | Celebration at Sea
Is Reykjavík on your list of places to be on New Year’s Eve? Well, in our opinion, it sure should be! Icelanders go crazy around midnight with their firework show lighting up the night sky, creating a beautiful display all over the city and the surrounding areas! By joining the cruise you will have ample views of the celebration of the most anticipated night of the year where Icelanders compete to blow up the best, the biggest and brightest explosions! Meet us at the Old Harbour where our crew awaits you in the hull of our Visitor Centre permanently placed by the pier. You will be greeted with a welcome drink by our crew and shown to the celebratory vessel for the evening. The boat departs at 22:30 to get in a prime position for the beginning of the show, so make sure that you arrive in good time. After setting out, you will cruise along the capital’s coastline, and see many of its beautiful landmarks. Harpa Concert Hall, the Sun Voyager sculpture, and of course, Hallgrímskirkja church on top of the hill, will all come into view. You will then head a little further out into Faxaflói Bay, and wait for the first explosion - a true spectacle for all senses! As soon as one goes off, others will follow. Before long, the sky will be alive with colour, explosions and smoke. Beyond the bangs, you’ll be able to hear the entire city in celebration. Be sure to bring warm clothing, as Iceland in December is cold - and it’s even colder out at sea! If you still are chilly, there are overalls and blankets onboard you can borrow, or simply warm up with a hot drink in hand. While, of course, our main focus will be on the firework display, Iceland can be full of surprises, and on cold clear night we may even catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights! After a spectacular show, you will return to the Old Harbour. Following the fireworks, it’s time to celebrate the New Year at one of Reykjavík’s many bars and clubs that are open until the early hours of the morning. Kickstart the New Year with this incredible cruise. There is limited availability so make sure to book early!
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5 Day Self Drive Tour | Reykjavik, Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
Book this self-drive tour and visit Iceland's most famous attractions, including the Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle, Reynisfjara black sand beach, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, and many of Iceland's most famous waterfalls. Having your own car gives you the freedom to explore the most popular destinations of Iceland the way you would like, without having to worry about a tour guide or others in your group. For those who plan to travel in Iceland in summer 2019, there is an Early Bird offer; a 20% discount of the Self Drive’s base price. You'll travel in full comfort throughout your trip. All lodgings will have an ensuite bathroom and breakfast will always be included, so you will be able to rest comfortably between your days of adventure. On the first day, collect your car and head to the capital city, Reykjavik. You'll have the evening to decompress from your flight and settle in. If you like, you can relax at the world-famous Blue Lagoon before you go ahead to the city. You'll begin the proper adventure on the second day, by driving around the Golden Circle. You're in the driver's seat, so spend the day doing what you'd like. Visit the foundation of Icelandic history, Þingvellir, see the geysers, and enjoy the famous Golden Waterfall, Gullfoss. Further along on your trip, you will travel alongside the infamous glacier and volcano Eyjafjallajökull, and past the stunning Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls. The highlight of the South Coast is the otherworldly Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, where you can sail among great icebergs, and walk along where they have stranded at the nearby Diamond Beach. A boat trip around the glacier lagoon is just one option you can add to your stay. You can also go horse riding, glacier hiking, snowmobiling, and even on a trip inside the ice caves. All these adventures are at your fingertips, and if reserved with the tour booking, they come at a special, discounted price, to help you add more excitement to your arctic holiday. We understand that you are visiting Iceland to experience nature at its best, and to escape the city and its crowds. That is why we have included hidden gems and spectacular attractions not known to many others on this tour. The itinerary we'll provide you with will ensure you don't miss a thing. So don't hesitate; jump on this opportunity to see some of Iceland's best attractions in just five days! Check availability by choosing a date.
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Northern Lights Cruise Deluxe
Join Harpa Yachts for a cozy evening cruise from Reykjavík Old Harbour in search of the natural phenomenon called Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis. On this approximately 2-3 hour tour we encounter many other interesting sights. We cruise along the beautiful coastline and enjoy the city lights from a different view! While our main goal in this tour is to see the Northern Lights we can enjoy the clean ocean breeze and gaze at the starry night sky while we wait. When particles from the sun hit earth’s atmosphere it creates a bright light with colours fluctuating in hues of green to red to sometimes purple. We get to see Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre from another angle. Along the coastline we see the art sculpture Sun Voyager, a dream boat and an ode to the sun and the famous house Höfði, where the agreement to end the Cold War was signed in 1986. Our experienced crew will keep an eye out for the Aurora Borealis activity to find the best route, while you enjoy the scenery from the vast darkness behind the small island in Faxaflói bay. Among them is one of Iceland’s most famous Islands, Viðey, where the Imagine Peace Tower by Yoko Ono’s lights up the night sky from October 9th – December 8th and few other days. If it gets chilly you can wrap around you a warm blanket or purchase a hot beverage from our onboard shop were we offer a selection of light refreshments. This deluxe cruise offers a more personal service and less crowded scenery with fewer passengers. We recommend booking in advance, because we limit group sizes to enhance customer satisfaction. On board you will find information and educational multimedia about the Northern Lights.
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Dinner & Auroras | Northern Lights Boat Tour
Come along on this combination tour where you'll get to experience Icelandic culinary as well as the natural phenomena that is the Northern Lights. Those wanting to immerse themselves in both Icelandic culture and nature should not let this opportunity pass them by. Make your way to the restaurant RIO Reykjavík by the Old Harbour, for a delicious meal of either salmon, cod or nut steak, as well as a side dish of your choice. Once you've finished with your dinner, it is time to head down to the harbour to collect your cruise tickets. The crew will then greet you at the visitor centre, located only a bit further down the road. There, you can watch a time-lapse video of the Northern Lights and learn everything about the Auroras and how they form in the night sky. You will then step onboard your vessel for the evening, put on warm overalls and prepare for an experience of a lifetime, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Stay inside heated indoor cabin and wait for the crew's cue, or wait outside in the fresh air and help the spotters catch the first sighting of the evening. When the Northern Lights make an appearance, it will be like the sky is on fire, as the Auroras dance with their green hues, continually changing direction. It is a sight like no other and a truly unique experience you'll cherish forever! The Northern Lights are a natural wonder, and so sightings cannot be guaranteed. But don't worry. If you don't see any Auroras on your tour, you can come back another night and try again for free! So make sure to book early during your stay, just in case nature isn't cooperating. Get to know Iceland through the country's food and nature with this fantastic tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Reykjavik - Whale Watching
Come meet the gentle giants of Faxaflói Bay! Departing from Reykjavík old harbour, this roughly three-hour tour takes you out cruising through prime whale watching areas in first-class comfort on board The Ambassador; a fast, stable and safe whale watching boat. Leaving Reykjavík harbour you will have the chance to enjoy a beautiful sea view of Reykjavík city including one of its most famous landmarks: Harpa concert hall and conference centre. On our way from the harbour, we will sail past Engey and Viðey islands as well as Esja mountain, providing you with beautiful views. As soon as we leave the harbour area we will start looking for whales and dolphins. Especially during the summertime, Faxaflói Bay is full of marine wildlife, including many species of whales and dolphins as well as numerous seabirds. The most common sightings are minke whales, white-beaked dolphins, harbour porpoises and humpback whales. During the summer, we also often spot puffins on our tours. Our knowledgeable guides will provide you with the full whale watching and wildlife experience, explaining all the sights, the bay‘s ecosystem, history and folklore. They are always happy to chat with you, answer your questions and make your tour special. You might even take your chance and visit the captain for a quick chat and explanation of navigation at sea. Our whale watching boat, the Ambassador, was built in Germany in 1971 and served as a police boat for 23 years. When we acquired it, we customized it with additional viewing platforms for whale watching. It is equipped with plenty of comfortable seating, both inside and outside, as well as a small bar to make your tour especially enjoyable. This tour is the perfect tour for travellers in Reykjavik. We are located right in the old harbour area, which is within convenient walking distance from downtown Reykjavík. Just jump on board to enjoy this marine wildlife experience with us! Check availability by choosing a date.
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Husavik Traditional Whale Watching
Come aboard a traditional Icelandic boat for an incredible whale-watching excursion. See the magnificent marine life that dwells in the waters near the Arctic Circle on this fully guided adventure. This is the perfect tour for all nature-lovers travelling in North Iceland. The tour departs from the town of Húsavík which sits on the banks of Skjálfandi Bay, northeast Iceland. Húsavík has been branded the whale-watching capital of Iceland due to its many different species of whales that frequently enter the bay. Your adventure starts at Húsavík harbour, where you will board a traditional Icelandic oak boat. This boat was originally built as a fishing vessel and was used as such for many years before it was rebuilt into a whale watching boat. Now, instead of fishing, it sails the ocean, disturbing nature as little as possible. You will spend about three hours on the water, searching and marvelling over the rich marine life in the bay. Your expert guide will look out for signs of the wonderful whales as well as answer any questions you might have. Skjálfandi bay is the home of around 24 species of whales. The four most common ones are the minke whale, the harbour porpoise, the white-beaked dolphin and the humpback whale; each of these is unique and fascinating. The biggest animal on earth, the blue whale, has also been spotted in Skjálfandi Bay quite often. If you are lucky, you might catch a glimpse of this magnificent creature as well as others, such as killer whales (or orcas), fin whales and pilot whales. You could even spot some puffins from May to August. Nature is unpredictable, and no two tours are exactly the same, so every trip is a new adventure. You might catch the whales jumping out of the ocean, socialising or feeding, and the cheerful dolphins riding the bow of the ship as you sail along the waters. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to see the magnificent whales and the rich wildlife of Skjálfandi bay. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Viking Sushi Adventure in Breidafjordur
Come aboard for a voyage to Iceland's Westfjords. Join a magical cruise that ends with a feast of fresh scallops and roe for you to savour in. This tour is perfectly suited to anyone who loves the open seas and wants to experience the breathtaking scenery of Iceland‘s western coastline. Ringed with mountains, Breiðafjörður is large, shallow bay in West Iceland. Many intertidal areas and islands found here, but most of the islands are only inhabited during summer. However, the bay is ever-important for its fisheries, its large eider colonies and eiderdown collecting, and its precious algae which are harvested year-round. The area is graced with an incredible diversity of flora and fauna and extensive forests and abundant plant life make it an ideal place for many species of birds who flock to the cliffs to nest every summer.These include common shag, glaucous gull, white-tailed eagle, common eider, black guillemot, grey phalarope, the brent goose and red knot. This place is a bird watcher‘s paradise! You may even see seals playing on the shores, the slick black tail fins of whales, or leaping porpoises in the deeper waters. The area is quite literally teeming with life. During the tour, a shellfish plough is lowered into the depths, raised and its contents emptied right on deck for you to see: scallops, sea urchins, crabs, starfish, sea cucumbers, and much more. Some of these are possible to eat fresh immediately, such as scallops and sea urchins, so you will have the freshest meal possible. Let the crew take care of cleaning and shucking, and you‘ll enjoy your treats with soy sauce and wasabi (or plain, if you prefer!). Don't miss this “taste” of Iceland‘s bounteous seas! Check booking availability by choosing a date.
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6 Day Self Drive Tour | The Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
Explore the best of Iceland on this affordable 6-day self-drive package. This tour takes you from the world-famous Blue Lagoon, through the vibrant capital city of Reykjavik, up the beautiful south coast, around the Golden Circle, and all the way to the incredible Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. For the Early Birds out there, this Self Drive currently offers 20% discount for those wishing to experience Iceland in summer 2019, making it an ideal choice for the budget conscious traveller. You are in the driver’s seat, so your pace and the number of attractions you wish to see each day is up to you. You can jam every minute with beautiful scenery, local hot spots, and historical landmarks, or you can choose a few must-see locations and go slowly, taking time to meet the locals and to set up gorgeous photos. To make sure your holiday is both relaxing and full of adventure, you will lodge in full comfort, with an ensuite bathroom and breakfast included. On this tour, you will see incredible sights, including the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, the fascinating rift valley of Þingvellir, and landmarks like Gullfoss waterfall and Reynisfjara beach. The tour is crowned, however, by an afternoon at Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, where you can watch seals rest on and frolic around beautiful icebergs, as they break from a glacier and float serenely to the ocean. It is important for most travellers that they experience the real Iceland, and feel its history within the stunning nature. To help you with this, you will receive a custom itinerary after who book, which will draw your attention to a few unique spots that will allow you to relax without the crowds, and take in the true desolate beauty of this country. Don't forget to take a look at the extra activities during booking. You can go hiking; ice caving; snorkelling; horse-riding; snowmobiling; and even descend into an empty magma chamber of a volcano. There are near endless options for those with a taste for adventure, and to top it off, they all come at a special price when included in this tour upon the time of booking. From spectacular mountain hikes to black sand beaches, waterfalls to the glacier lagoon, this trip has it all. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Puffin Watching Tour on Breidafjordur Bay
Join us on out on Breiðarfjörður bay for a day of puffin spotting, on one of our well-equipped sightseeing boats. Our boats are typical Icelandic fishing boats, which are especially useful for nature and bird watching because we can get closer to the puffins and other birds nestled in the many small isles than on other bigger boats. Our ambition is offering excellent service for all of our guests. The Puffin tour starts in Stykkishólmur. From there we sail to the island that is the main settlement for puffins on the bay: Elliðaey. The island is full of puffins, and during high puffin season around the middle of July, there are about 2000 couples nesting in the island. This is not at all unusual, as the islands in Breiðafjörður are full of birdlife during summertime; among other birds to see are kittiwake, cormorants, arctic terns, white-tailed eagles and many more. Elliðaey is a beautiful island which was inhabited until the year 1950. You can still see the buildings in the islands: a house, barn and a lighthouse. The family that lived on the island from 1922 to 1950 were lighthouse keepers. Even though they do not live there anymore, the family still takes care of the island and the properties on it. There is a lot of history connected to the islands on Breiðafjörður bay that you will discover on our tour. This trip is ideal for taking pictures of puffin as we can go very close to the cliffs of the islands, without disturbing the birds. We will then sail around the island and take a look at beautiful basalt columns. After we have explored the island, we head to a place where seals are often spotted. After that, we go back to Stykkishólmur. As we sail, there is always a chance to see something remarkable, like eagles and dolphins, which also inhabit the bay. Don't miss the opportunity for a visit to the Breiðafjörður bay. Reserve your tour today.
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Northern Lights by Boat with Backup Activities for Bad Weather
Don’t be left with nothing to do on a winter night in Iceland, by booking this Northern Lights cruise that guarantees a back-up tour if the weather is unfavourable. This is the perfect way to make sure you won’t be disappointed by a planned night in Reykjavík. All going to plan, you will take the tour detailed below, but in case of bad weather, you will instead go for a guided tour to the Whale of Iceland Exhibition by the harbour. This fantastic museum has life-sized models of all 23 whale and dolphin species seen around Iceland. You’ll get a complimentary drink, and, of course, a ticket to try northern lights hunting another night. If the sky is clear and forecast good, however, you’ll board a ship at the same harbour, and set off into Faxaflói Bay. As the sky darkens, you’ll keep your eyes peeled for any sign of the incredible, ethereal aurora borealis. When they start to descend, you’ll be in awe of their surreal beauty. Greens, purples, and a range of other colours swirl and dance amongst a canopy of stars like something from another world. The sea is one of the best places to watch nature’s greatest show, as the only light pollution will be from the distant city lights of Reykjavík. While you wait for the lights (or after them), you are welcome to stay warm indoors; there is a large, heated cabin with comfortable seats, complete with restrooms and a cafe. After two hours, hopefully complete with a fantastic show, you’ll be returned to Reykjavík’s harbour. If you were not lucky enough to see the auroras, you will get a ticket to try again. Witness the Northern Lights, or visit a fantastic museum and try again the next night, with this flexible tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Duck Amphibian Bus-and-Boat Tour | Departing from Harpa Concert Hall
Reykjavik Duck Tours offers a fun, amphibious, historical sightseeing tour of Reykjavik culminating in a splash into the beautiful Old Harbour. On this 80 minute tour, you'll experience the City of Smoky Bay (the direct translation of Reykjavík's name). You'll cruise by all the places that make Reykjavík so great and learn lots of little-known facts and interesting insights about our unique and wonderful city. The idea behind Reykjavik Duck Tours was born in the summer of 2012. Now some years later the dream has finally become a reality. The process of building the first vehicle and acquiring all permits took more than two years. The project was very complex, it involved a lot of efforts and many meetings with authorities and partners, no wonder this is the first vehicle of its kind in Iceland. Reykjavik Duck Tours is the only operator offering amphibious tours in Reykjavík. Your Captain (who is also the driver) and Deckhand (the enthusiastic storyteller) will take you on a journey through Reykjavík's past, present and future on a revolutionary amphibious vehicle. They will show you our vibrant city and its rich heritage like it has never been seen before. The tour will take you through Reykjavík's historical highlights from settlement to the present day with a focus on how the harbour, the ocean and water has had a profound impact on the cities' development. Key sights will be introduced and presented to the audience through fun anecdotes and stories, enhanced through the unique views presented on our specially built vehicle. This tour will depart from & return to Harpa. The fun begins as soon as you board our unique amphibious vehicle. Ride through history, see all the landmarks, and splash into the Old Harbour for a unique view of Reykjavík. We tirelessly work towards making your visit to the capital unforgettable. Hop on a Reykjavik Duck Tour and experience our beautiful city.
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3 in 1 Bundle Game of Thrones Tours | Glacier Hike & Ice Cave or Boat Ride on Jokulsarlon
Discover the land North of the Wall with these 3 in 1 bundle tours where you’ll visit the major filming locations of the HBO series Game of Thrones. Walk the rocky path leading to the entrance to the Eyrie at Þingvellir National Park, see the black sand beach on the South Coast which served as Eastwatch-by-the-Sea, visit Jon Snow and Ygritte’s love cave in Lake Mývatn, and see the mountain like an arrowhead on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. If that’s not enough, this bundle tour also allows you to hike across the vast ice cap of Sólheimajökull glacier, and, depending on the season, either sail amongst the giant icebergs of Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon or visit an authentic ice cave in Vatnajökull National Park. This combination of three different tours is perfect for all fans of the Game of Thrones saga looking pack their time in Iceland with breathtaking nature, and by booking these tours in one go, you’ll receive a 10% discount. The first tour will take you on a three-day journey of the Golden Circle and the South Coast where you will stay at comfortable countryside accommodations. You will then return to your own accommodation in Reykjavík where a full-day excursion to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula awaits you the next day. Then, you’ll end your exploration of Westeros by flying across the country to spend the day discovering the many attractions near Lake Mývatn. Get the complete Game of Thrones experience with these 3 in 1 discount bundle tours and go “set-jetting” in Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Zodiac Boat Tour on Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon | Meet on Location
Get up close and personal with the icebergs on Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon with this fantastic Zodiac boat tour. Cruise around the serene lagoon, zigzag between the massive bergs and try and spot some resident seals that can often be found lounging about on the ice. Nature lovers looking to get a unique perspective of ‘The Crown Jewel of Iceland’ should grab this chance now. Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon is one of the most beloved spots in the country. It is located in the realm of the great Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest glacier. It is here where icebergs that have broken off outlet glacier Breiðamerkurjökull float on aquamarine waters as they make their way towards the Atlantic Ocean. For this tour, you will meet your guide at the parking lot of Jökulsárlón, located just by Iceland’s road number 1, the Ring Road. After a short introduction and explanation of your upcoming adventure, you will be provided with a floatation suit and a lifejacket. Then you will board the Zodiac boat and head on out to the lagoon. The boat is a speedy little vessel that can easily hold a number of people while navigating between the huge icebergs. You will also be able to get closer to the ice than on another vessel, providing you with a fantastic experience and great photo opportunities. The icebergs on the lagoon are as varied as they are many. You will be able to watch as they drift by, sometimes bumping into each other or flipping over. Their electric blue and pure white colours are sure to mesmerise you, as well as the crackling sound they make as they move about in the water. While you take in the beauty of the lagoon, your guide will tell you all about glaciers and this stunning area. You should also keep an eye out for some resident seals, as you could spot a few swimming in the water or resting upon the ice. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon with this fantastic Zodiac Boat tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Sea Kayaking Tour | Departure from the Snaefellsnes Peninsula
Witness Iceland's nature and wildlife at its best with this small group sea kayaking tour. Explore the breathtaking beauty of Breiðafjörður Bay and sail among its many islands while surrounded by mountains, glaciers and volcanoes. Nature lovers with a thirst for adventure should not miss this fantastic opportunity. Breiðafjörður is well known for its endless amounts of untouched islands and its incredible wildlife. On this tour, you will paddle around the bay and witness flocks of seabirds such as puffins and eider ducks. You might also spot a white-tailed eagle, flying far above or nesting on any of the islands you pass, or an occasional seal popping up to check out these new explorers cruising around their home turf. Your tour will start at the kayak base, located in the centre of the charming village of Stykkishólmur on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Stykkishólmur is renowned for its old, colourful houses and rich history as well as being the gateway to the innumerable islands of Breiðafjörður Bay. After a short safety briefing, you will be equipped with all necessary gear for the adventure that awaits. Don't worry if you've never been kayaking before; your guide will show you how and be with you the entire way. You'll then set out for the sea from the old harbour, and after a short paddle, you will come across the first landmark, Landey, one of the most fruitful islands when it comes to harvesting the world famous eiderdown. It is a nesting paradise for the birds of Breiðafjörður, and during the summer the island is full of fluffy little nestlings. The next landmark is the shipwreck of the fishing boat Þorgeir, the first generation of steel trawler that fished the Icelandic seas. After hauling Icelandic storm in the 80’s, old Þorgeir broke free of his anger line and crashed at the shore of Landey where it has been there ever since. After short paddle break at this picturesque spot, you will continue, sailing between the islands and absorbing the everlasting peace and quiet out on the sea while your professional kayak guide tells you about the history and geology of the volcanic and glacier-covered Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Then it is time to bid farewell to the islands and the Bay and head back to shore. Spice up your visit to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula with this fantastic adventure and explore the beauty and wildlife of the Breiðafjörður Bay on this exciting sea kayaking tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Whale Watching & Whales of Iceland Exhibition
Get to know the largest inhabitants of Iceland with this fantastic tour where you'll explore the Whales of Iceland exhibition and go on a whale watching excursion. This tour is a must for all nature-lovers visiting the country. You can choose to begin your adventure either by visiting the Whales of Iceland exhibition or by taking a whale watching tour. You can also choose to be picked up from your accommodation or meet the staff on location. The whale watching tour departs from Reykjavík's old harbour, and the exhibit is located in the Grandi area, a short walking distance from the pier. The Whales of Iceland Exhibition features 23 life-size, handmade models of all of the different whale species that have been found in Icelandic waters. Enjoy seeing just how big these giants of the sea actually are, including the magnificent 25 m (82 ft) long blue whale, a fantastic sperm whale and the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale. Experience the interactive features of this exhibit, including virtual reality headsets and a free audioguide app (available in English, German & Icelandic). The app will give you an abundance of information about all of the different species in the exhibition. After touring the exhibition, you can relax in the café while enjoying a coffee and pastry beneath the whales. You can read one of the many whale books while listening to whale sounds in soft, underwater lighting. Whales of Iceland is a dreamy adventure for the whole family, and a perfect way to see how big these creatures actually are (and how small we are in comparison!) For the second part of the combo tour, you will head to the Old Harbour – a quick and easy walk from the exhibition. There you will join your next adventure, sailing out to the beautiful Faxaflói Bay to search for some of the most commonly spotted species: minke whales, white-beaked dolphins, harbour porpoises and humpback whales! The classic tour is 3-3.5 hours in duration and has an educational and interactive focus on board. You can look at whale bones and teeth, baleen plates and even investigate sea specimens under a microscope with your expert guide. Your guide will be there to help you spot the whales and answer any questions you might have during the tour. During the summer months, you can also choose to take the express tour on a faster boat for no extra cost. This tour is 2-2.5 hours, but spends the same amount of time out in the whale watching area – perfect for those with a busy schedule who want to make the most of their time in Reykjavík! Learn about the wealth of marine life in Iceland's ocean with this fantastic combination tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Luxury Northern Lights tour on board a yacht
See the incredible beauty of the Northern Lights in both style and comfort on board a luxurious yacht. This tour is perfect for those looking for an awe-inspiring experience watching the celestial display of the Aurora Borealis. You'll meet your captain and the crew at Reykjavík's Old Harbour where you'll board the luxury yacht, known as Amelia Rose. The ship is designed as an offshore vessel, making it better adapted to take on turbulent waters, so you'll get a smoother sail with less probability of experiencing nausea or seasickness. During your journey, you will sail among the small islands in the Faxaflói Bay, and along the coast of Reykjavík before the yacht begins making its way away from the lights of the city, allowing you to enjoy the beauty of the Northern Lights to the fullest. The panoramic triple deck area allows every passenger to enjoy the breathtaking colours of the auroras, and to capture some amazing photos of the green, pink and white lights. The tour is also conducted in a small group, so your experience will be both personal and memorable. If there is rain or wind, don't worry! The decks are partially covered to provide shelter from the elements, and you can easily circle these decks to get the best view of the Aurora Borealis. If, however, you wish to stay inside during the hunt for the Northern Lights, you will find a lovely bar and lounge area inside where you can relax in comfort. In case the lights do not show up, the captain and crew will still make sure that your journey will be memorable. You might play the game 'Eat like a Viking' which involves tasting some pretty interesting Icelandic delicacies, such as shark, dried fish and the local liquor, brennivín. Take to the sea on a luxurious yacht to see the Northern Lights in both style and comfort. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Luxury Whale Watching on board a yacht
Come aboard a luxurious yacht and see the incredible wealth of marine wildlife that lives in the waters just off the shores of Reykjavík City. Nature lovers looking to see some of Iceland's majestic whales, dolphins, and porpoises, but who wish to do so in a small group, should grab this chance now. The ship sets sails from Reykjavík's Old Harbour and during your journey, you'll sail among the small islands in the Faxaflói Bay, as well as along the coast of Reykjavík, providing you with a fantastic view of the city as you search for the wildlife in the water. The most common sights are minke and humpback whales, dolphins and porpoises. However, there is always a chance to spot a few orcas (also known as killer whales) as well as a wealth of other species. The professional team onboard is very experienced in spotting whales and are dedicated to making sure their passengers leave with a smile! This tour is conducted on a beautiful yacht known as the Amelia Rose. With three panoramic deck areas, the vessel provides every passenger with a good view of the surrounding area as well as an excellent opportunity to capture some amazing pictures. The decks are partially covered, providing some shelter from wind and rain, and you can easily circle them to enjoy the best views. Amelia Rose is designed as an offshore vessel, making it better adapted to take on the turbulent waves of Iceland's waters, ensuring a smoother sail with less probability of passengers experiencing nausea or seasickness. If that's not enough, on this tour, you don't have to worry about overcrowding or not getting a right spot to see the whales. You'll be sailing on Faxaflói in a small group which will make your experience personal, meaningful and memorable! So don't hesitate! Book now to enjoy whale watching in both style and comfort on this small group whale watching tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Buggy & Riverjet Boat Trip in Reykjavik
Hop aboard this brilliant and exciting day tour combining a spot of buggy riding with the opportunity to take a river jet excursion down the glacial Hvítá river. Speed is the name of the game today, making this combination tour the perfect option for travellers looking to experience the height of Icelandic adventure. Your tour will begin with either a pick-up from your accommodation in Reykjavík or if you have your own car, at the buggy basecamp, a few minutes from the city centre. Once at the base camp, you will meet your buggying guides who proceed to provide a safety briefing as well as all necessary equipment, including a helmet, balaclava and overalls. Once the business end of things has been taken care of, you will start the real fun! On this tour, you will drive on mud tracks and zoom through puddles. This will most likely make you wet and dirty by the end of the tour, so make sure to bring a change of clothes. After the buggy tour is finished, you will travel to N1 Ártúnshöfði gas station, where you will meet the river jet team. After friendly introductions, the team will transport you to the next point on your adventure, boating down one of Iceland's most beautiful rivers, Hvítá. Before taking to the water, you will, once again, be provided with all necessary kit. On the river itself, you will speed through a narrow basalt canyon, navigating the tempestuous rapids, as you drink in the incredible surrounding scenery. After this second, thrilling activity, you will make your way back to Reykjavík with a head brimming with thrilling memories. Hurry now to secure your spot on this fantastic combination tour balancing buggy riding and river jetting down the Hvítá river. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Discover Reykjavik by Sea | 90-Minute Boat Tour
Join this fantastic 90-minute boat tour from Iceland's capital, Reykjavík, to learn about the history, culture, geology and wildlife that makes this country just so beloved. This is an excellent opportunity for those travellers looking to take a break from the adventure and adrenaline that Iceland provides, instead of taking an hour and a half to sit back and enjoy the area's picturesque scenery and learn something new about this amazing island. You will depart from the Old Harbour, just minutes away from the city centre, and sail around Kollafjörður, a smaller fjord in Faxaflói Bay, just off the coast of Reykjavík. During this fun and educational tour, you will experience 'the wonders of the ocean' with some interactive entertainment and a special 'taste of Iceland' on our way back to land. Your guide will go through the settlement period of Iceland and Reykjavík, as well as the formation and geological events that shaped the island. You will also hear stories from the Sagas and learn about the many islands and fjords in the area. You will see breathtaking views of Mt. Esja and the mountains surrounding Reykjavík, as well as significant geological and historical landmarks including Harpa Concert Hall, Þúfa turf mound, Hallgrímskirkja Church, Sólfarið "The Sun Voyager", and Höfði House—just to name a few. When conditions allow, you will also watch as your guides lift crab traps from the water, giving you a glimpse of what lives below the surface. Sightseeing by boat provides a unique perspective over Reykjavík and the many landmarks in and around the city. You will also have the opportunity to learn more about the wide variety of wildlife, including cetaceans, birds and other marine life, that lives in the bay. On your way back to land, you will learn more about the harbour area and how the city of Reykjavík has developed. There will also be time to ask your guide any questions before you disembark. This tour is perfect for the whole family, or for those who want to sit back and relax while learning more about our beautiful city. There are also many great photo opportunities – so don‘t forget your camera! Don't delay any longer! Secure your place on this exciting boat tour and gain a deeper insight into Iceland's beautiful capital city. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon Tour | Small Group & a Zodiac Boat Ride
Discover “The Crown Jewel of Iceland,” Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, an area of stunning icebergs, glaciers and mountains, and partake in an exciting Zodiac boat tour. This is a great tour opportunity for guests looking to maximise their time at Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, especially those hoping to balance the incredible sightseeing with a jolt of adrenaline-fuelled activity. You will start your day when you are picked up from your accommodation in Iceland’s capital city, Reykjavík, before being whisked away down the picturesque South Coast, passing gorgeous meadows, rugged coastlines and traditional farmsteads. You will make your first stop of the day at the 60-metre high waterfall, Seljalandsfoss, considered a staple stop for sightseeing trips down the coast. Visitors here can step into a cave behind the water, gaining a unique perspective on this brilliant feature. You will make a lunch stop at the coastal town of Vík í Mýrdal, known for its close proximity to Reynisfjara black sand beach and the basalt rock stacks, Reynisdrangar. Continuing along the South Coast, you’ll be amazed as the scenery transforms from rich farmlands and dramatic mountains to darkened outwash plains and staggering areas of natural elevation. If the conditions allow, you will also pay a visit to the stunning river canyon of Fjaðrárgljúfur. Finally, you will reach the highlight of the day, Jökulsárlón, where you will be immediately taken within its ethereal ambience, glittering icebergs, incredible panoramic views and lively wildlife, including curious seals and dive bombing Arctic Skuas. Hopping aboard your Zodiac vessel, you will gain a close inspection of the lagoon’s icebergs. Only five minutes from the lagoon, you will also explore Diamond Beach, an area of black sand shoreline where icebergs wash ashore, making for fantastic contrasts and photographs. On your return journey, you will make a final stop at the outlet glacier, Svínafellsjökull, where you will be privy to incredible views over the surrounding area, as well as gain valuable insight into this country’s fascinating geological makeup. So don’t delay any longer. Hurry now and you too can experience the delights of taking a boat ride on the stunning Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Kayaking on Solheimajokull Glacier Lagoon
Get away from the crowd and paddle your way between the ever-changing icebergs at the Sólheimajökull glacier lagoon. Enjoy panoramic views of the glacier valley and admire the spellbinding glacier landscape from up close on this small-group kayaking tour, suited for all those who wish to immerse themselves in the wild Icelandic nature. Your tour begins at the Sólheimajökull parking lot where you will meet your guide and the rest of the group. From there, you will head over to the lagoon which is only a short walk away from the meeting point. There, you receive your kayaking equipment and drysuit and your professional guide will proceed to give a safety briefing and a rundown on paddling techniques. Then, there is nothing left, but to board the stable Sit-On-Top kayaks and begin your adventure. The features of the lagoon are always changing as icebergs break off of the glacier snout, and it is your guide’s task to navigate your group safely and expertly through the calm lagoon. You will view the glacier from a unique perspective, not visible to travellers on foot, and you'll go up-close to the impressive terminal face of Sólheimajökull glacier. Don’t forget your camera and a waterproof case because this tour offers great photographic opportunities. You don’t need experience for this tour; it is suitable for beginners and experienced kayakers alike. Most people who join the tours are first-time paddlers, but the professional guides provide thorough instruction on all trips, paying special attention to safety. Their vast knowledge of the area and glaciers, in general, ensures a fun and safe experience for first timers and trained paddlers alike. Book now and join this unique kayak adventure on a glacier lagoon! Check availability now by choosing a date.
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Reykjavik Express Puffin Tour
Explore the rich birdlife just outside of Reykjavík on a RIB boat with this small group fun-filled puffin-watching tour. Those wanting to get to know Iceland´s spectacular nature, and do so with a little thrill, should not let this opportunity pass them by. Puffins are fascinating little creatures that flock to Iceland during the summertime to breed and feed before heading south for the winter. They dig burrows and nest in the hills of three islands just off the coast of Reykjavík and stay there with their little pufflings until they are big enough to fend for themselves. The puffins are often seen flying about or splashing in the sea with a bill full of sand-eel or other prey found in the waters of Faxaflói Bay. You'll meet your guide at the Old Harbour in Reykjavík where you will be given overalls. They will then assist you with putting on life vests and other necessary equipment before walking you down to the floating pier where your captain awaits you onboard a RIB boat, also known as a Zodiac. The fast boat can get you quicker and closer to the islands than any other, and therefore you'll have both an optimal view of the puffins, and get more time marvelling at the fantastic birdlife. If the conditions are just right, the captain might turn off the engines completely, so you'll get a pleasant and peaceful experience with the birds by the shores of the nesting islands. Among other birds frequently spotted on the tour are Auks, Guillemots, Skuas, Arctic terns and Gannets but a variety of other seabirds can often be seen as well. Your specially trained, professional guides will tell you all about the islands, the birds and wildlife seen on the tour, as well as other interesting sights you may come across - and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask! This is a relatively short, small-group-tour and therefore perfect for those who have limited time in the city or those who want to venture further than the city centre. Book now to secure your spot! Check availability by choosing a date.
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Reykjavik Northern Lights Cruise
Breathe in the fresh air of the Atlantic ocean on a 3-hour Northern Lights Cruise on the seas around Reykjavík. This tour is perfect for those looking to tick the Northern Light's off of their bucket list. During summer, the sky is lit up by the sun for the lion's share of three months. The days are long, the weather is mild, and the scenery is breathtaking. When summer subsides to winter, the island changes completely. Temperatures drop, and Iceland is covered in darkness for all but a few hours each day. During these long winter hours, when the sun retreats to the other side of the globe, the sky is lit up by entirely different sources of light; the moon, the stars and of course the magical Northern Lights. To see them for yourself, you will depart from Reykjavík old harbour in the evening (that is only if the forecast for Northern Lights is positive). You will then sail towards the darkness and escape the lights of the city, turn off the engines and relish in that dark, quiet moment. Your tour guides know that tranquillity is the key to experiencing this spectacular show. The Northern Lights vessel is incredibly stable, smooth and luxurious, once serving as a police boat in Hamburg, Germany. Later she was converted into a pleasure yacht located in Madeira. In 2012, the boat was converted into a fantastic Northern Lights and whale watching vessel, equipped with multiple viewing platforms, a comfortable inside area and a bar. If you have come all the way here to Iceland to witness this spectacle, why not do it in style and comfort? Surrounded by the serenity of the winter night at sea with a cup of warm coffee, chocolate or chilled wine, all you have to do is look up and enjoy the moment. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik
Jump aboard this whale-watching excursion to see the incredible wealth of marine wildlife just off Reykjavík’s shores. This tour is a must for nature-lovers, and fits perfectly into a busy holiday; you leave straight from the capital city’s Old Harbour and return approximately three hours later. You will arrive at the harbour in good time for your departure, either by making your way there yourself or through a pick-up you can request during booking. If taking this trip during summer, you will have a choice between two boats, which you can select based on your sense of adventure and the nature of your group. The first vessel, and the only one operated year-round, is one of the largest whale-watching boats in Iceland. It has a fantastic educational and interactive focus on board, where you can learn more about the whales, as well as a café. The second vessel is one of our newest additions to the fleet, a fast-cruising catamaran. It promises to get you to the prime whale-watching location in just twenty minutes so that you can immerse yourself in the activity immediately. These express tours are only available during the summer months. Trips on this tour are approximately an hour shorter. On the first boat, you will spend roughly three hours out on the ocean looking for whales (approx. two hours on the second). As you travel out, your guide will point out the natural features surrounding the capital; in clear weather, you should be able to see both the Reykjanes Peninsula and the Snæfellsnes peninsula, as well as the ‘whale fjord’, otherwise called Hvalfjörður. Four species can be regularly seen on these tours: harbour porpoises, white-beaked dolphins, Minke Whales and Humpback Whales. It is not at all unheard of, however, to see orcas (or killer whales), pilot whales, Fin Whales, and even Basking Sharks. On top of these incredible animals, during summer you can expect to see a wealth of seabirds, most notably including the puffin. Your experienced guides can answer any questions you have as you hunt for and marvel over these majestic creatures. Each tour yields entirely different results. The animals’ behaviour change throughout the day; you might catch them breaching, socialising, feeding or just basking near the surface. If by chance, you are not lucky enough to see a marine mammal, you will have another opportunity to take this tour for free until you do. You will return to Reykjavík after three hours on the sea, hopefully after many exciting sightings and an up-close look at some of Iceland’s marvellous creatures. Because of the convenience and length of this tour, there will still be plenty of opportunities to make the most of the rest of your day, either on another tour or within the capital. Do not miss your chance to see the magnificent whales, dolphins and porpoises of Iceland. Set sail into Faxaflói bay for your opportunity. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Northern Lights Boat Cruise from Reykjavik
See the Northern Lights from the open waters of Faxaflói Bay, on this boat cruise that sets out from Reykjavík’s Old Harbour. If you’re staying in the capital but wish to escape the city lights to bask in the glow of the Aurora Borealis, this is the excursion for you. Your adventure begins at the scenic Old Harbour by Reykjavík's city centre. The Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre lights up the area with an incredible glass panel display, as you board your boat and set sails for Faxaflói Bay. Prepare to see the Reykjavík shoreline in all its glory, until you escape the lights and are greeted by the darkness of winter. If the skies are clear, you will see the stars of the night sky shine brighter than before, with the only beacon of light being the luminous Imagine Peace Tower, where it rests in the island of Viðey. Then, prepare yourself for a stunning display of the Northern Lights, as they dance in an array of different colours, ranging from green and pink to purple and yellow. You will spend over an hour in the waters, but don’t worry about getting cold, since the boat boasts a cosy indoor cabin with a bar which you can retreat to at any time. Your expert local guides will share captivating stories and mythical folklore about the Northern Lights from different cultures around the world, as well as explaining the quintessential science behind this incredible natural phenomenon of the Arctic night sky. Now, the lights show up on their own accord and can never be unquestionably guaranteed, but by reading the cloud forecast and solar wind occurrences, the lights are often able to be calculated regarding their appearance. If, however, the Aurora doesn’t show on the night of your cruise, don’t worry, you will receive a free voucher to try again on any other night. Make use of the darkness outside Reykjavík’s shores and book your Northern Lights cruise now. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Jokulsarlon Amphibious Boat Tour
Jump aboard this incredible boat trip in one of the world’s most inspiring places: the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Cruise between the marvellous icebergs that make this site so beautiful and well-renowned. To begin this tour, you will meet at the cafe at Jökulsárlón twenty minutes before your departure, where you can exchange your vouchers for boat tickets. From here, you will proceed to board the amphibious vessel on land and wait for it to drive into the water. No doubt, before getting aboard, you will have been marvelling at the spectacle of Jökulsárlón. When immersed in the lagoon, however, with the icebergs surrounding you from all angles, you will experience a different kind of beauty; this otherworldly environment is simply breathtaking. You will spend forty minutes exploring the lagoon. There will be an English-speaking guide on board who will tell you all about the area's formation, history and future. You will even have an opportunity to taste the ice; considering it is thought to be about a thousand years old, this is quite the unique experience. As you cruise through the lagoon, keep an eye out for seals. Many of these adorable creatures call Jökulsárlón home, and they can often be seen playing in the water or basking on the bergs. The glacier lagoon is considered by many to be the most beautiful sight in Iceland, and an amphibious boat is one of the best ways to view it in all its glory. Once the tour is complete, however, do not forget to take a walk to the Diamond Beach to see where the bergs wash up after reaching the sea. A full day could be spent exploring this area, but the boat tour is sure to be the highlight. Do not miss your opportunity to see Jökulsárlón from amongst the ancient ice. Book now to make sure you get your place on board. Check availability by choosing a date.
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New Year's Eve Cruise | Celebration at Sea
Is Reykjavík on your list of places to be on New Year’s Eve? Well, in our opinion, it sure should be! Icelanders go crazy around midnight with their firework show lighting up the night sky, creating a beautiful display all over the city and the surrounding areas! By joining the cruise you will have ample views of the celebration of the most anticipated night of the year where Icelanders compete to blow up the best, the biggest and brightest explosions! Meet us at the Old Harbour where our crew awaits you in the hull of our Visitor Centre permanently placed by the pier. You will be greeted with a welcome drink by our crew and shown to the celebratory vessel for the evening. The boat departs at 22:30 to get in a prime position for the beginning of the show, so make sure that you arrive in good time. After setting out, you will cruise along the capital’s coastline, and see many of its beautiful landmarks. Harpa Concert Hall, the Sun Voyager sculpture, and of course, Hallgrímskirkja church on top of the hill, will all come into view. You will then head a little further out into Faxaflói Bay, and wait for the first explosion - a true spectacle for all senses! As soon as one goes off, others will follow. Before long, the sky will be alive with colour, explosions and smoke. Beyond the bangs, you’ll be able to hear the entire city in celebration. Be sure to bring warm clothing, as Iceland in December is cold - and it’s even colder out at sea! If you still are chilly, there are overalls and blankets onboard you can borrow, or simply warm up with a hot drink in hand. While, of course, our main focus will be on the firework display, Iceland can be full of surprises, and on cold clear night we may even catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights! After a spectacular show, you will return to the Old Harbour. Following the fireworks, it’s time to celebrate the New Year at one of Reykjavík’s many bars and clubs that are open until the early hours of the morning. Kickstart the New Year with this incredible cruise. There is limited availability so make sure to book early!
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5 Day Self Drive Tour | Reykjavik, Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
Book this self-drive tour and visit Iceland's most famous attractions, including the Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle, Reynisfjara black sand beach, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, and many of Iceland's most famous waterfalls. Having your own car gives you the freedom to explore the most popular destinations of Iceland the way you would like, without having to worry about a tour guide or others in your group. For those who plan to travel in Iceland in summer 2019, there is an Early Bird offer; a 20% discount of the Self Drive’s base price. You'll travel in full comfort throughout your trip. All lodgings will have an ensuite bathroom and breakfast will always be included, so you will be able to rest comfortably between your days of adventure. On the first day, collect your car and head to the capital city, Reykjavik. You'll have the evening to decompress from your flight and settle in. If you like, you can relax at the world-famous Blue Lagoon before you go ahead to the city. You'll begin the proper adventure on the second day, by driving around the Golden Circle. You're in the driver's seat, so spend the day doing what you'd like. Visit the foundation of Icelandic history, Þingvellir, see the geysers, and enjoy the famous Golden Waterfall, Gullfoss. Further along on your trip, you will travel alongside the infamous glacier and volcano Eyjafjallajökull, and past the stunning Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls. The highlight of the South Coast is the otherworldly Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, where you can sail among great icebergs, and walk along where they have stranded at the nearby Diamond Beach. A boat trip around the glacier lagoon is just one option you can add to your stay. You can also go horse riding, glacier hiking, snowmobiling, and even on a trip inside the ice caves. All these adventures are at your fingertips, and if reserved with the tour booking, they come at a special, discounted price, to help you add more excitement to your arctic holiday. We understand that you are visiting Iceland to experience nature at its best, and to escape the city and its crowds. That is why we have included hidden gems and spectacular attractions not known to many others on this tour. The itinerary we'll provide you with will ensure you don't miss a thing. So don't hesitate; jump on this opportunity to see some of Iceland's best attractions in just five days! Check availability by choosing a date.
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Northern Lights Cruise Deluxe
Join Harpa Yachts for a cozy evening cruise from Reykjavík Old Harbour in search of the natural phenomenon called Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis. On this approximately 2-3 hour tour we encounter many other interesting sights. We cruise along the beautiful coastline and enjoy the city lights from a different view! While our main goal in this tour is to see the Northern Lights we can enjoy the clean ocean breeze and gaze at the starry night sky while we wait. When particles from the sun hit earth’s atmosphere it creates a bright light with colours fluctuating in hues of green to red to sometimes purple. We get to see Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre from another angle. Along the coastline we see the art sculpture Sun Voyager, a dream boat and an ode to the sun and the famous house Höfði, where the agreement to end the Cold War was signed in 1986. Our experienced crew will keep an eye out for the Aurora Borealis activity to find the best route, while you enjoy the scenery from the vast darkness behind the small island in Faxaflói bay. Among them is one of Iceland’s most famous Islands, Viðey, where the Imagine Peace Tower by Yoko Ono’s lights up the night sky from October 9th – December 8th and few other days. If it gets chilly you can wrap around you a warm blanket or purchase a hot beverage from our onboard shop were we offer a selection of light refreshments. This deluxe cruise offers a more personal service and less crowded scenery with fewer passengers. We recommend booking in advance, because we limit group sizes to enhance customer satisfaction. On board you will find information and educational multimedia about the Northern Lights.
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Dinner & Auroras | Northern Lights Boat Tour
Come along on this combination tour where you'll get to experience Icelandic culinary as well as the natural phenomena that is the Northern Lights. Those wanting to immerse themselves in both Icelandic culture and nature should not let this opportunity pass them by. Make your way to the restaurant RIO Reykjavík by the Old Harbour, for a delicious meal of either salmon, cod or nut steak, as well as a side dish of your choice. Once you've finished with your dinner, it is time to head down to the harbour to collect your cruise tickets. The crew will then greet you at the visitor centre, located only a bit further down the road. There, you can watch a time-lapse video of the Northern Lights and learn everything about the Auroras and how they form in the night sky. You will then step onboard your vessel for the evening, put on warm overalls and prepare for an experience of a lifetime, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Stay inside heated indoor cabin and wait for the crew's cue, or wait outside in the fresh air and help the spotters catch the first sighting of the evening. When the Northern Lights make an appearance, it will be like the sky is on fire, as the Auroras dance with their green hues, continually changing direction. It is a sight like no other and a truly unique experience you'll cherish forever! The Northern Lights are a natural wonder, and so sightings cannot be guaranteed. But don't worry. If you don't see any Auroras on your tour, you can come back another night and try again for free! So make sure to book early during your stay, just in case nature isn't cooperating. Get to know Iceland through the country's food and nature with this fantastic tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Reykjavik - Whale Watching
Come meet the gentle giants of Faxaflói Bay! Departing from Reykjavík old harbour, this roughly three-hour tour takes you out cruising through prime whale watching areas in first-class comfort on board The Ambassador; a fast, stable and safe whale watching boat. Leaving Reykjavík harbour you will have the chance to enjoy a beautiful sea view of Reykjavík city including one of its most famous landmarks: Harpa concert hall and conference centre. On our way from the harbour, we will sail past Engey and Viðey islands as well as Esja mountain, providing you with beautiful views. As soon as we leave the harbour area we will start looking for whales and dolphins. Especially during the summertime, Faxaflói Bay is full of marine wildlife, including many species of whales and dolphins as well as numerous seabirds. The most common sightings are minke whales, white-beaked dolphins, harbour porpoises and humpback whales. During the summer, we also often spot puffins on our tours. Our knowledgeable guides will provide you with the full whale watching and wildlife experience, explaining all the sights, the bay‘s ecosystem, history and folklore. They are always happy to chat with you, answer your questions and make your tour special. You might even take your chance and visit the captain for a quick chat and explanation of navigation at sea. Our whale watching boat, the Ambassador, was built in Germany in 1971 and served as a police boat for 23 years. When we acquired it, we customized it with additional viewing platforms for whale watching. It is equipped with plenty of comfortable seating, both inside and outside, as well as a small bar to make your tour especially enjoyable. This tour is the perfect tour for travellers in Reykjavik. We are located right in the old harbour area, which is within convenient walking distance from downtown Reykjavík. Just jump on board to enjoy this marine wildlife experience with us! Check availability by choosing a date.
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Husavik Traditional Whale Watching
Come aboard a traditional Icelandic boat for an incredible whale-watching excursion. See the magnificent marine life that dwells in the waters near the Arctic Circle on this fully guided adventure. This is the perfect tour for all nature-lovers travelling in North Iceland. The tour departs from the town of Húsavík which sits on the banks of Skjálfandi Bay, northeast Iceland. Húsavík has been branded the whale-watching capital of Iceland due to its many different species of whales that frequently enter the bay. Your adventure starts at Húsavík harbour, where you will board a traditional Icelandic oak boat. This boat was originally built as a fishing vessel and was used as such for many years before it was rebuilt into a whale watching boat. Now, instead of fishing, it sails the ocean, disturbing nature as little as possible. You will spend about three hours on the water, searching and marvelling over the rich marine life in the bay. Your expert guide will look out for signs of the wonderful whales as well as answer any questions you might have. Skjálfandi bay is the home of around 24 species of whales. The four most common ones are the minke whale, the harbour porpoise, the white-beaked dolphin and the humpback whale; each of these is unique and fascinating. The biggest animal on earth, the blue whale, has also been spotted in Skjálfandi Bay quite often. If you are lucky, you might catch a glimpse of this magnificent creature as well as others, such as killer whales (or orcas), fin whales and pilot whales. You could even spot some puffins from May to August. Nature is unpredictable, and no two tours are exactly the same, so every trip is a new adventure. You might catch the whales jumping out of the ocean, socialising or feeding, and the cheerful dolphins riding the bow of the ship as you sail along the waters. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to see the magnificent whales and the rich wildlife of Skjálfandi bay. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Viking Sushi Adventure in Breidafjordur
Come aboard for a voyage to Iceland's Westfjords. Join a magical cruise that ends with a feast of fresh scallops and roe for you to savour in. This tour is perfectly suited to anyone who loves the open seas and wants to experience the breathtaking scenery of Iceland‘s western coastline. Ringed with mountains, Breiðafjörður is large, shallow bay in West Iceland. Many intertidal areas and islands found here, but most of the islands are only inhabited during summer. However, the bay is ever-important for its fisheries, its large eider colonies and eiderdown collecting, and its precious algae which are harvested year-round. The area is graced with an incredible diversity of flora and fauna and extensive forests and abundant plant life make it an ideal place for many species of birds who flock to the cliffs to nest every summer.These include common shag, glaucous gull, white-tailed eagle, common eider, black guillemot, grey phalarope, the brent goose and red knot. This place is a bird watcher‘s paradise! You may even see seals playing on the shores, the slick black tail fins of whales, or leaping porpoises in the deeper waters. The area is quite literally teeming with life. During the tour, a shellfish plough is lowered into the depths, raised and its contents emptied right on deck for you to see: scallops, sea urchins, crabs, starfish, sea cucumbers, and much more. Some of these are possible to eat fresh immediately, such as scallops and sea urchins, so you will have the freshest meal possible. Let the crew take care of cleaning and shucking, and you‘ll enjoy your treats with soy sauce and wasabi (or plain, if you prefer!). Don't miss this “taste” of Iceland‘s bounteous seas! Check booking availability by choosing a date.
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6 Day Self Drive Tour | The Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
Explore the best of Iceland on this affordable 6-day self-drive package. This tour takes you from the world-famous Blue Lagoon, through the vibrant capital city of Reykjavik, up the beautiful south coast, around the Golden Circle, and all the way to the incredible Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. For the Early Birds out there, this Self Drive currently offers 20% discount for those wishing to experience Iceland in summer 2019, making it an ideal choice for the budget conscious traveller. You are in the driver’s seat, so your pace and the number of attractions you wish to see each day is up to you. You can jam every minute with beautiful scenery, local hot spots, and historical landmarks, or you can choose a few must-see locations and go slowly, taking time to meet the locals and to set up gorgeous photos. To make sure your holiday is both relaxing and full of adventure, you will lodge in full comfort, with an ensuite bathroom and breakfast included. On this tour, you will see incredible sights, including the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, the fascinating rift valley of Þingvellir, and landmarks like Gullfoss waterfall and Reynisfjara beach. The tour is crowned, however, by an afternoon at Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, where you can watch seals rest on and frolic around beautiful icebergs, as they break from a glacier and float serenely to the ocean. It is important for most travellers that they experience the real Iceland, and feel its history within the stunning nature. To help you with this, you will receive a custom itinerary after who book, which will draw your attention to a few unique spots that will allow you to relax without the crowds, and take in the true desolate beauty of this country. Don't forget to take a look at the extra activities during booking. You can go hiking; ice caving; snorkelling; horse-riding; snowmobiling; and even descend into an empty magma chamber of a volcano. There are near endless options for those with a taste for adventure, and to top it off, they all come at a special price when included in this tour upon the time of booking. From spectacular mountain hikes to black sand beaches, waterfalls to the glacier lagoon, this trip has it all. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Puffin Watching Tour on Breidafjordur Bay
Join us on out on Breiðarfjörður bay for a day of puffin spotting, on one of our well-equipped sightseeing boats. Our boats are typical Icelandic fishing boats, which are especially useful for nature and bird watching because we can get closer to the puffins and other birds nestled in the many small isles than on other bigger boats. Our ambition is offering excellent service for all of our guests. The Puffin tour starts in Stykkishólmur. From there we sail to the island that is the main settlement for puffins on the bay: Elliðaey. The island is full of puffins, and during high puffin season around the middle of July, there are about 2000 couples nesting in the island. This is not at all unusual, as the islands in Breiðafjörður are full of birdlife during summertime; among other birds to see are kittiwake, cormorants, arctic terns, white-tailed eagles and many more. Elliðaey is a beautiful island which was inhabited until the year 1950. You can still see the buildings in the islands: a house, barn and a lighthouse. The family that lived on the island from 1922 to 1950 were lighthouse keepers. Even though they do not live there anymore, the family still takes care of the island and the properties on it. There is a lot of history connected to the islands on Breiðafjörður bay that you will discover on our tour. This trip is ideal for taking pictures of puffin as we can go very close to the cliffs of the islands, without disturbing the birds. We will then sail around the island and take a look at beautiful basalt columns. After we have explored the island, we head to a place where seals are often spotted. After that, we go back to Stykkishólmur. As we sail, there is always a chance to see something remarkable, like eagles and dolphins, which also inhabit the bay. Don't miss the opportunity for a visit to the Breiðafjörður bay. Reserve your tour today.
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Northern Lights by Boat with Backup Activities for Bad Weather
Don’t be left with nothing to do on a winter night in Iceland, by booking this Northern Lights cruise that guarantees a back-up tour if the weather is unfavourable. This is the perfect way to make sure you won’t be disappointed by a planned night in Reykjavík. All going to plan, you will take the tour detailed below, but in case of bad weather, you will instead go for a guided tour to the Whale of Iceland Exhibition by the harbour. This fantastic museum has life-sized models of all 23 whale and dolphin species seen around Iceland. You’ll get a complimentary drink, and, of course, a ticket to try northern lights hunting another night. If the sky is clear and forecast good, however, you’ll board a ship at the same harbour, and set off into Faxaflói Bay. As the sky darkens, you’ll keep your eyes peeled for any sign of the incredible, ethereal aurora borealis. When they start to descend, you’ll be in awe of their surreal beauty. Greens, purples, and a range of other colours swirl and dance amongst a canopy of stars like something from another world. The sea is one of the best places to watch nature’s greatest show, as the only light pollution will be from the distant city lights of Reykjavík. While you wait for the lights (or after them), you are welcome to stay warm indoors; there is a large, heated cabin with comfortable seats, complete with restrooms and a cafe. After two hours, hopefully complete with a fantastic show, you’ll be returned to Reykjavík’s harbour. If you were not lucky enough to see the auroras, you will get a ticket to try again. Witness the Northern Lights, or visit a fantastic museum and try again the next night, with this flexible tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Duck Amphibian Bus-and-Boat Tour | Departing from Harpa Concert Hall
Reykjavik Duck Tours offers a fun, amphibious, historical sightseeing tour of Reykjavik culminating in a splash into the beautiful Old Harbour. On this 80 minute tour, you'll experience the City of Smoky Bay (the direct translation of Reykjavík's name). You'll cruise by all the places that make Reykjavík so great and learn lots of little-known facts and interesting insights about our unique and wonderful city. The idea behind Reykjavik Duck Tours was born in the summer of 2012. Now some years later the dream has finally become a reality. The process of building the first vehicle and acquiring all permits took more than two years. The project was very complex, it involved a lot of efforts and many meetings with authorities and partners, no wonder this is the first vehicle of its kind in Iceland. Reykjavik Duck Tours is the only operator offering amphibious tours in Reykjavík. Your Captain (who is also the driver) and Deckhand (the enthusiastic storyteller) will take you on a journey through Reykjavík's past, present and future on a revolutionary amphibious vehicle. They will show you our vibrant city and its rich heritage like it has never been seen before. The tour will take you through Reykjavík's historical highlights from settlement to the present day with a focus on how the harbour, the ocean and water has had a profound impact on the cities' development. Key sights will be introduced and presented to the audience through fun anecdotes and stories, enhanced through the unique views presented on our specially built vehicle. This tour will depart from & return to Harpa. The fun begins as soon as you board our unique amphibious vehicle. Ride through history, see all the landmarks, and splash into the Old Harbour for a unique view of Reykjavík. We tirelessly work towards making your visit to the capital unforgettable. Hop on a Reykjavik Duck Tour and experience our beautiful city.
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3 in 1 Bundle Game of Thrones Tours | Glacier Hike & Ice Cave or Boat Ride on Jokulsarlon
Discover the land North of the Wall with these 3 in 1 bundle tours where you’ll visit the major filming locations of the HBO series Game of Thrones. Walk the rocky path leading to the entrance to the Eyrie at Þingvellir National Park, see the black sand beach on the South Coast which served as Eastwatch-by-the-Sea, visit Jon Snow and Ygritte’s love cave in Lake Mývatn, and see the mountain like an arrowhead on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. If that’s not enough, this bundle tour also allows you to hike across the vast ice cap of Sólheimajökull glacier, and, depending on the season, either sail amongst the giant icebergs of Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon or visit an authentic ice cave in Vatnajökull National Park. This combination of three different tours is perfect for all fans of the Game of Thrones saga looking pack their time in Iceland with breathtaking nature, and by booking these tours in one go, you’ll receive a 10% discount. The first tour will take you on a three-day journey of the Golden Circle and the South Coast where you will stay at comfortable countryside accommodations. You will then return to your own accommodation in Reykjavík where a full-day excursion to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula awaits you the next day. Then, you’ll end your exploration of Westeros by flying across the country to spend the day discovering the many attractions near Lake Mývatn. Get the complete Game of Thrones experience with these 3 in 1 discount bundle tours and go “set-jetting” in Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Zodiac Boat Tour on Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon | Meet on Location
Get up close and personal with the icebergs on Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon with this fantastic Zodiac boat tour. Cruise around the serene lagoon, zigzag between the massive bergs and try and spot some resident seals that can often be found lounging about on the ice. Nature lovers looking to get a unique perspective of ‘The Crown Jewel of Iceland’ should grab this chance now. Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon is one of the most beloved spots in the country. It is located in the realm of the great Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest glacier. It is here where icebergs that have broken off outlet glacier Breiðamerkurjökull float on aquamarine waters as they make their way towards the Atlantic Ocean. For this tour, you will meet your guide at the parking lot of Jökulsárlón, located just by Iceland’s road number 1, the Ring Road. After a short introduction and explanation of your upcoming adventure, you will be provided with a floatation suit and a lifejacket. Then you will board the Zodiac boat and head on out to the lagoon. The boat is a speedy little vessel that can easily hold a number of people while navigating between the huge icebergs. You will also be able to get closer to the ice than on another vessel, providing you with a fantastic experience and great photo opportunities. The icebergs on the lagoon are as varied as they are many. You will be able to watch as they drift by, sometimes bumping into each other or flipping over. Their electric blue and pure white colours are sure to mesmerise you, as well as the crackling sound they make as they move about in the water. While you take in the beauty of the lagoon, your guide will tell you all about glaciers and this stunning area. You should also keep an eye out for some resident seals, as you could spot a few swimming in the water or resting upon the ice. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon with this fantastic Zodiac Boat tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Sea Kayaking Tour | Departure from the Snaefellsnes Peninsula
Witness Iceland's nature and wildlife at its best with this small group sea kayaking tour. Explore the breathtaking beauty of Breiðafjörður Bay and sail among its many islands while surrounded by mountains, glaciers and volcanoes. Nature lovers with a thirst for adventure should not miss this fantastic opportunity. Breiðafjörður is well known for its endless amounts of untouched islands and its incredible wildlife. On this tour, you will paddle around the bay and witness flocks of seabirds such as puffins and eider ducks. You might also spot a white-tailed eagle, flying far above or nesting on any of the islands you pass, or an occasional seal popping up to check out these new explorers cruising around their home turf. Your tour will start at the kayak base, located in the centre of the charming village of Stykkishólmur on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Stykkishólmur is renowned for its old, colourful houses and rich history as well as being the gateway to the innumerable islands of Breiðafjörður Bay. After a short safety briefing, you will be equipped with all necessary gear for the adventure that awaits. Don't worry if you've never been kayaking before; your guide will show you how and be with you the entire way. You'll then set out for the sea from the old harbour, and after a short paddle, you will come across the first landmark, Landey, one of the most fruitful islands when it comes to harvesting the world famous eiderdown. It is a nesting paradise for the birds of Breiðafjörður, and during the summer the island is full of fluffy little nestlings. The next landmark is the shipwreck of the fishing boat Þorgeir, the first generation of steel trawler that fished the Icelandic seas. After hauling Icelandic storm in the 80’s, old Þorgeir broke free of his anger line and crashed at the shore of Landey where it has been there ever since. After short paddle break at this picturesque spot, you will continue, sailing between the islands and absorbing the everlasting peace and quiet out on the sea while your professional kayak guide tells you about the history and geology of the volcanic and glacier-covered Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Then it is time to bid farewell to the islands and the Bay and head back to shore. Spice up your visit to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula with this fantastic adventure and explore the beauty and wildlife of the Breiðafjörður Bay on this exciting sea kayaking tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Whale Watching & Whales of Iceland Exhibition
Get to know the largest inhabitants of Iceland with this fantastic tour where you'll explore the Whales of Iceland exhibition and go on a whale watching excursion. This tour is a must for all nature-lovers visiting the country. You can choose to begin your adventure either by visiting the Whales of Iceland exhibition or by taking a whale watching tour. You can also choose to be picked up from your accommodation or meet the staff on location. The whale watching tour departs from Reykjavík's old harbour, and the exhibit is located in the Grandi area, a short walking distance from the pier. The Whales of Iceland Exhibition features 23 life-size, handmade models of all of the different whale species that have been found in Icelandic waters. Enjoy seeing just how big these giants of the sea actually are, including the magnificent 25 m (82 ft) long blue whale, a fantastic sperm whale and the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale. Experience the interactive features of this exhibit, including virtual reality headsets and a free audioguide app (available in English, German & Icelandic). The app will give you an abundance of information about all of the different species in the exhibition. After touring the exhibition, you can relax in the café while enjoying a coffee and pastry beneath the whales. You can read one of the many whale books while listening to whale sounds in soft, underwater lighting. Whales of Iceland is a dreamy adventure for the whole family, and a perfect way to see how big these creatures actually are (and how small we are in comparison!) For the second part of the combo tour, you will head to the Old Harbour – a quick and easy walk from the exhibition. There you will join your next adventure, sailing out to the beautiful Faxaflói Bay to search for some of the most commonly spotted species: minke whales, white-beaked dolphins, harbour porpoises and humpback whales! The classic tour is 3-3.5 hours in duration and has an educational and interactive focus on board. You can look at whale bones and teeth, baleen plates and even investigate sea specimens under a microscope with your expert guide. Your guide will be there to help you spot the whales and answer any questions you might have during the tour. During the summer months, you can also choose to take the express tour on a faster boat for no extra cost. This tour is 2-2.5 hours, but spends the same amount of time out in the whale watching area – perfect for those with a busy schedule who want to make the most of their time in Reykjavík! Learn about the wealth of marine life in Iceland's ocean with this fantastic combination tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Luxury Northern Lights tour on board a yacht
See the incredible beauty of the Northern Lights in both style and comfort on board a luxurious yacht. This tour is perfect for those looking for an awe-inspiring experience watching the celestial display of the Aurora Borealis. You'll meet your captain and the crew at Reykjavík's Old Harbour where you'll board the luxury yacht, known as Amelia Rose. The ship is designed as an offshore vessel, making it better adapted to take on turbulent waters, so you'll get a smoother sail with less probability of experiencing nausea or seasickness. During your journey, you will sail among the small islands in the Faxaflói Bay, and along the coast of Reykjavík before the yacht begins making its way away from the lights of the city, allowing you to enjoy the beauty of the Northern Lights to the fullest. The panoramic triple deck area allows every passenger to enjoy the breathtaking colours of the auroras, and to capture some amazing photos of the green, pink and white lights. The tour is also conducted in a small group, so your experience will be both personal and memorable. If there is rain or wind, don't worry! The decks are partially covered to provide shelter from the elements, and you can easily circle these decks to get the best view of the Aurora Borealis. If, however, you wish to stay inside during the hunt for the Northern Lights, you will find a lovely bar and lounge area inside where you can relax in comfort. In case the lights do not show up, the captain and crew will still make sure that your journey will be memorable. You might play the game 'Eat like a Viking' which involves tasting some pretty interesting Icelandic delicacies, such as shark, dried fish and the local liquor, brennivín. Take to the sea on a luxurious yacht to see the Northern Lights in both style and comfort. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Luxury Whale Watching on board a yacht
Come aboard a luxurious yacht and see the incredible wealth of marine wildlife that lives in the waters just off the shores of Reykjavík City. Nature lovers looking to see some of Iceland's majestic whales, dolphins, and porpoises, but who wish to do so in a small group, should grab this chance now. The ship sets sails from Reykjavík's Old Harbour and during your journey, you'll sail among the small islands in the Faxaflói Bay, as well as along the coast of Reykjavík, providing you with a fantastic view of the city as you search for the wildlife in the water. The most common sights are minke and humpback whales, dolphins and porpoises. However, there is always a chance to spot a few orcas (also known as killer whales) as well as a wealth of other species. The professional team onboard is very experienced in spotting whales and are dedicated to making sure their passengers leave with a smile! This tour is conducted on a beautiful yacht known as the Amelia Rose. With three panoramic deck areas, the vessel provides every passenger with a good view of the surrounding area as well as an excellent opportunity to capture some amazing pictures. The decks are partially covered, providing some shelter from wind and rain, and you can easily circle them to enjoy the best views. Amelia Rose is designed as an offshore vessel, making it better adapted to take on the turbulent waves of Iceland's waters, ensuring a smoother sail with less probability of passengers experiencing nausea or seasickness. If that's not enough, on this tour, you don't have to worry about overcrowding or not getting a right spot to see the whales. You'll be sailing on Faxaflói in a small group which will make your experience personal, meaningful and memorable! So don't hesitate! Book now to enjoy whale watching in both style and comfort on this small group whale watching tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Buggy & Riverjet Boat Trip in Reykjavik
Hop aboard this brilliant and exciting day tour combining a spot of buggy riding with the opportunity to take a river jet excursion down the glacial Hvítá river. Speed is the name of the game today, making this combination tour the perfect option for travellers looking to experience the height of Icelandic adventure. Your tour will begin with either a pick-up from your accommodation in Reykjavík or if you have your own car, at the buggy basecamp, a few minutes from the city centre. Once at the base camp, you will meet your buggying guides who proceed to provide a safety briefing as well as all necessary equipment, including a helmet, balaclava and overalls. Once the business end of things has been taken care of, you will start the real fun! On this tour, you will drive on mud tracks and zoom through puddles. This will most likely make you wet and dirty by the end of the tour, so make sure to bring a change of clothes. After the buggy tour is finished, you will travel to N1 Ártúnshöfði gas station, where you will meet the river jet team. After friendly introductions, the team will transport you to the next point on your adventure, boating down one of Iceland's most beautiful rivers, Hvítá. Before taking to the water, you will, once again, be provided with all necessary kit. On the river itself, you will speed through a narrow basalt canyon, navigating the tempestuous rapids, as you drink in the incredible surrounding scenery. After this second, thrilling activity, you will make your way back to Reykjavík with a head brimming with thrilling memories. Hurry now to secure your spot on this fantastic combination tour balancing buggy riding and river jetting down the Hvítá river. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Discover Reykjavik by Sea | 90-Minute Boat Tour
Join this fantastic 90-minute boat tour from Iceland's capital, Reykjavík, to learn about the history, culture, geology and wildlife that makes this country just so beloved. This is an excellent opportunity for those travellers looking to take a break from the adventure and adrenaline that Iceland provides, instead of taking an hour and a half to sit back and enjoy the area's picturesque scenery and learn something new about this amazing island. You will depart from the Old Harbour, just minutes away from the city centre, and sail around Kollafjörður, a smaller fjord in Faxaflói Bay, just off the coast of Reykjavík. During this fun and educational tour, you will experience 'the wonders of the ocean' with some interactive entertainment and a special 'taste of Iceland' on our way back to land. Your guide will go through the settlement period of Iceland and Reykjavík, as well as the formation and geological events that shaped the island. You will also hear stories from the Sagas and learn about the many islands and fjords in the area. You will see breathtaking views of Mt. Esja and the mountains surrounding Reykjavík, as well as significant geological and historical landmarks including Harpa Concert Hall, Þúfa turf mound, Hallgrímskirkja Church, Sólfarið "The Sun Voyager", and Höfði House—just to name a few. When conditions allow, you will also watch as your guides lift crab traps from the water, giving you a glimpse of what lives below the surface. Sightseeing by boat provides a unique perspective over Reykjavík and the many landmarks in and around the city. You will also have the opportunity to learn more about the wide variety of wildlife, including cetaceans, birds and other marine life, that lives in the bay. On your way back to land, you will learn more about the harbour area and how the city of Reykjavík has developed. There will also be time to ask your guide any questions before you disembark. This tour is perfect for the whole family, or for those who want to sit back and relax while learning more about our beautiful city. There are also many great photo opportunities – so don‘t forget your camera! Don't delay any longer! Secure your place on this exciting boat tour and gain a deeper insight into Iceland's beautiful capital city. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon Tour | Small Group & a Zodiac Boat Ride
Discover “The Crown Jewel of Iceland,” Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, an area of stunning icebergs, glaciers and mountains, and partake in an exciting Zodiac boat tour. This is a great tour opportunity for guests looking to maximise their time at Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, especially those hoping to balance the incredible sightseeing with a jolt of adrenaline-fuelled activity. You will start your day when you are picked up from your accommodation in Iceland’s capital city, Reykjavík, before being whisked away down the picturesque South Coast, passing gorgeous meadows, rugged coastlines and traditional farmsteads. You will make your first stop of the day at the 60-metre high waterfall, Seljalandsfoss, considered a staple stop for sightseeing trips down the coast. Visitors here can step into a cave behind the water, gaining a unique perspective on this brilliant feature. You will make a lunch stop at the coastal town of Vík í Mýrdal, known for its close proximity to Reynisfjara black sand beach and the basalt rock stacks, Reynisdrangar. Continuing along the South Coast, you’ll be amazed as the scenery transforms from rich farmlands and dramatic mountains to darkened outwash plains and staggering areas of natural elevation. If the conditions allow, you will also pay a visit to the stunning river canyon of Fjaðrárgljúfur. Finally, you will reach the highlight of the day, Jökulsárlón, where you will be immediately taken within its ethereal ambience, glittering icebergs, incredible panoramic views and lively wildlife, including curious seals and dive bombing Arctic Skuas. Hopping aboard your Zodiac vessel, you will gain a close inspection of the lagoon’s icebergs. Only five minutes from the lagoon, you will also explore Diamond Beach, an area of black sand shoreline where icebergs wash ashore, making for fantastic contrasts and photographs. On your return journey, you will make a final stop at the outlet glacier, Svínafellsjökull, where you will be privy to incredible views over the surrounding area, as well as gain valuable insight into this country’s fascinating geological makeup. So don’t delay any longer. Hurry now and you too can experience the delights of taking a boat ride on the stunning Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Kayaking on Solheimajokull Glacier Lagoon
Get away from the crowd and paddle your way between the ever-changing icebergs at the Sólheimajökull glacier lagoon. Enjoy panoramic views of the glacier valley and admire the spellbinding glacier landscape from up close on this small-group kayaking tour, suited for all those who wish to immerse themselves in the wild Icelandic nature. Your tour begins at the Sólheimajökull parking lot where you will meet your guide and the rest of the group. From there, you will head over to the lagoon which is only a short walk away from the meeting point. There, you receive your kayaking equipment and drysuit and your professional guide will proceed to give a safety briefing and a rundown on paddling techniques. Then, there is nothing left, but to board the stable Sit-On-Top kayaks and begin your adventure. The features of the lagoon are always changing as icebergs break off of the glacier snout, and it is your guide’s task to navigate your group safely and expertly through the calm lagoon. You will view the glacier from a unique perspective, not visible to travellers on foot, and you'll go up-close to the impressive terminal face of Sólheimajökull glacier. Don’t forget your camera and a waterproof case because this tour offers great photographic opportunities. You don’t need experience for this tour; it is suitable for beginners and experienced kayakers alike. Most people who join the tours are first-time paddlers, but the professional guides provide thorough instruction on all trips, paying special attention to safety. Their vast knowledge of the area and glaciers, in general, ensures a fun and safe experience for first timers and trained paddlers alike. Book now and join this unique kayak adventure on a glacier lagoon! Check availability now by choosing a date.
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Reykjavik Express Puffin Tour
Explore the rich birdlife just outside of Reykjavík on a RIB boat with this small group fun-filled puffin-watching tour. Those wanting to get to know Iceland´s spectacular nature, and do so with a little thrill, should not let this opportunity pass them by. Puffins are fascinating little creatures that flock to Iceland during the summertime to breed and feed before heading south for the winter. They dig burrows and nest in the hills of three islands just off the coast of Reykjavík and stay there with their little pufflings until they are big enough to fend for themselves. The puffins are often seen flying about or splashing in the sea with a bill full of sand-eel or other prey found in the waters of Faxaflói Bay. You'll meet your guide at the Old Harbour in Reykjavík where you will be given overalls. They will then assist you with putting on life vests and other necessary equipment before walking you down to the floating pier where your captain awaits you onboard a RIB boat, also known as a Zodiac. The fast boat can get you quicker and closer to the islands than any other, and therefore you'll have both an optimal view of the puffins, and get more time marvelling at the fantastic birdlife. If the conditions are just right, the captain might turn off the engines completely, so you'll get a pleasant and peaceful experience with the birds by the shores of the nesting islands. Among other birds frequently spotted on the tour are Auks, Guillemots, Skuas, Arctic terns and Gannets but a variety of other seabirds can often be seen as well. Your specially trained, professional guides will tell you all about the islands, the birds and wildlife seen on the tour, as well as other interesting sights you may come across - and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask! This is a relatively short, small-group-tour and therefore perfect for those who have limited time in the city or those who want to venture further than the city centre. Book now to secure your spot! Check availability by choosing a date.
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Reykjavik Northern Lights Cruise
Breathe in the fresh air of the Atlantic ocean on a 3-hour Northern Lights Cruise on the seas around Reykjavík. This tour is perfect for those looking to tick the Northern Light's off of their bucket list. During summer, the sky is lit up by the sun for the lion's share of three months. The days are long, the weather is mild, and the scenery is breathtaking. When summer subsides to winter, the island changes completely. Temperatures drop, and Iceland is covered in darkness for all but a few hours each day. During these long winter hours, when the sun retreats to the other side of the globe, the sky is lit up by entirely different sources of light; the moon, the stars and of course the magical Northern Lights. To see them for yourself, you will depart from Reykjavík old harbour in the evening (that is only if the forecast for Northern Lights is positive). You will then sail towards the darkness and escape the lights of the city, turn off the engines and relish in that dark, quiet moment. Your tour guides know that tranquillity is the key to experiencing this spectacular show. The Northern Lights vessel is incredibly stable, smooth and luxurious, once serving as a police boat in Hamburg, Germany. Later she was converted into a pleasure yacht located in Madeira. In 2012, the boat was converted into a fantastic Northern Lights and whale watching vessel, equipped with multiple viewing platforms, a comfortable inside area and a bar. If you have come all the way here to Iceland to witness this spectacle, why not do it in style and comfort? Surrounded by the serenity of the winter night at sea with a cup of warm coffee, chocolate or chilled wine, all you have to do is look up and enjoy the moment. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik
Jump aboard this whale-watching excursion to see the incredible wealth of marine wildlife just off Reykjavík’s shores. This tour is a must for nature-lovers, and fits perfectly into a busy holiday; you leave straight from the capital city’s Old Harbour and return approximately three hours later. You will arrive at the harbour in good time for your departure, either by making your way there yourself or through a pick-up you can request during booking. If taking this trip during summer, you will have a choice between two boats, which you can select based on your sense of adventure and the nature of your group. The first vessel, and the only one operated year-round, is one of the largest whale-watching boats in Iceland. It has a fantastic educational and interactive focus on board, where you can learn more about the whales, as well as a café. The second vessel is one of our newest additions to the fleet, a fast-cruising catamaran. It promises to get you to the prime whale-watching location in just twenty minutes so that you can immerse yourself in the activity immediately. These express tours are only available during the summer months. Trips on this tour are approximately an hour shorter. On the first boat, you will spend roughly three hours out on the ocean looking for whales (approx. two hours on the second). As you travel out, your guide will point out the natural features surrounding the capital; in clear weather, you should be able to see both the Reykjanes Peninsula and the Snæfellsnes peninsula, as well as the ‘whale fjord’, otherwise called Hvalfjörður. Four species can be regularly seen on these tours: harbour porpoises, white-beaked dolphins, Minke Whales and Humpback Whales. It is not at all unheard of, however, to see orcas (or killer whales), pilot whales, Fin Whales, and even Basking Sharks. On top of these incredible animals, during summer you can expect to see a wealth of seabirds, most notably including the puffin. Your experienced guides can answer any questions you have as you hunt for and marvel over these majestic creatures. Each tour yields entirely different results. The animals’ behaviour change throughout the day; you might catch them breaching, socialising, feeding or just basking near the surface. If by chance, you are not lucky enough to see a marine mammal, you will have another opportunity to take this tour for free until you do. You will return to Reykjavík after three hours on the sea, hopefully after many exciting sightings and an up-close look at some of Iceland’s marvellous creatures. Because of the convenience and length of this tour, there will still be plenty of opportunities to make the most of the rest of your day, either on another tour or within the capital. Do not miss your chance to see the magnificent whales, dolphins and porpoises of Iceland. Set sail into Faxaflói bay for your opportunity. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Northern Lights Boat Cruise from Reykjavik
See the Northern Lights from the open waters of Faxaflói Bay, on this boat cruise that sets out from Reykjavík’s Old Harbour. If you’re staying in the capital but wish to escape the city lights to bask in the glow of the Aurora Borealis, this is the excursion for you. Your adventure begins at the scenic Old Harbour by Reykjavík's city centre. The Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre lights up the area with an incredible glass panel display, as you board your boat and set sails for Faxaflói Bay. Prepare to see the Reykjavík shoreline in all its glory, until you escape the lights and are greeted by the darkness of winter. If the skies are clear, you will see the stars of the night sky shine brighter than before, with the only beacon of light being the luminous Imagine Peace Tower, where it rests in the island of Viðey. Then, prepare yourself for a stunning display of the Northern Lights, as they dance in an array of different colours, ranging from green and pink to purple and yellow. You will spend over an hour in the waters, but don’t worry about getting cold, since the boat boasts a cosy indoor cabin with a bar which you can retreat to at any time. Your expert local guides will share captivating stories and mythical folklore about the Northern Lights from different cultures around the world, as well as explaining the quintessential science behind this incredible natural phenomenon of the Arctic night sky. Now, the lights show up on their own accord and can never be unquestionably guaranteed, but by reading the cloud forecast and solar wind occurrences, the lights are often able to be calculated regarding their appearance. If, however, the Aurora doesn’t show on the night of your cruise, don’t worry, you will receive a free voucher to try again on any other night. Make use of the darkness outside Reykjavík’s shores and book your Northern Lights cruise now. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Jokulsarlon Amphibious Boat Tour
Jump aboard this incredible boat trip in one of the world’s most inspiring places: the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Cruise between the marvellous icebergs that make this site so beautiful and well-renowned. To begin this tour, you will meet at the cafe at Jökulsárlón twenty minutes before your departure, where you can exchange your vouchers for boat tickets. From here, you will proceed to board the amphibious vessel on land and wait for it to drive into the water. No doubt, before getting aboard, you will have been marvelling at the spectacle of Jökulsárlón. When immersed in the lagoon, however, with the icebergs surrounding you from all angles, you will experience a different kind of beauty; this otherworldly environment is simply breathtaking. You will spend forty minutes exploring the lagoon. There will be an English-speaking guide on board who will tell you all about the area's formation, history and future. You will even have an opportunity to taste the ice; considering it is thought to be about a thousand years old, this is quite the unique experience. As you cruise through the lagoon, keep an eye out for seals. Many of these adorable creatures call Jökulsárlón home, and they can often be seen playing in the water or basking on the bergs. The glacier lagoon is considered by many to be the most beautiful sight in Iceland, and an amphibious boat is one of the best ways to view it in all its glory. Once the tour is complete, however, do not forget to take a walk to the Diamond Beach to see where the bergs wash up after reaching the sea. A full day could be spent exploring this area, but the boat tour is sure to be the highlight. Do not miss your opportunity to see Jökulsárlón from amongst the ancient ice. Book now to make sure you get your place on board. Check availability by choosing a date.
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New Year's Eve Cruise | Celebration at Sea
Is Reykjavík on your list of places to be on New Year’s Eve? Well, in our opinion, it sure should be! Icelanders go crazy around midnight with their firework show lighting up the night sky, creating a beautiful display all over the city and the surrounding areas! By joining the cruise you will have ample views of the celebration of the most anticipated night of the year where Icelanders compete to blow up the best, the biggest and brightest explosions! Meet us at the Old Harbour where our crew awaits you in the hull of our Visitor Centre permanently placed by the pier. You will be greeted with a welcome drink by our crew and shown to the celebratory vessel for the evening. The boat departs at 22:30 to get in a prime position for the beginning of the show, so make sure that you arrive in good time. After setting out, you will cruise along the capital’s coastline, and see many of its beautiful landmarks. Harpa Concert Hall, the Sun Voyager sculpture, and of course, Hallgrímskirkja church on top of the hill, will all come into view. You will then head a little further out into Faxaflói Bay, and wait for the first explosion - a true spectacle for all senses! As soon as one goes off, others will follow. Before long, the sky will be alive with colour, explosions and smoke. Beyond the bangs, you’ll be able to hear the entire city in celebration. Be sure to bring warm clothing, as Iceland in December is cold - and it’s even colder out at sea! If you still are chilly, there are overalls and blankets onboard you can borrow, or simply warm up with a hot drink in hand. While, of course, our main focus will be on the firework display, Iceland can be full of surprises, and on cold clear night we may even catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights! After a spectacular show, you will return to the Old Harbour. Following the fireworks, it’s time to celebrate the New Year at one of Reykjavík’s many bars and clubs that are open until the early hours of the morning. Kickstart the New Year with this incredible cruise. There is limited availability so make sure to book early!
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5 Day Self Drive Tour | Reykjavik, Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
Book this self-drive tour and visit Iceland's most famous attractions, including the Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle, Reynisfjara black sand beach, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, and many of Iceland's most famous waterfalls. Having your own car gives you the freedom to explore the most popular destinations of Iceland the way you would like, without having to worry about a tour guide or others in your group. For those who plan to travel in Iceland in summer 2019, there is an Early Bird offer; a 20% discount of the Self Drive’s base price. You'll travel in full comfort throughout your trip. All lodgings will have an ensuite bathroom and breakfast will always be included, so you will be able to rest comfortably between your days of adventure. On the first day, collect your car and head to the capital city, Reykjavik. You'll have the evening to decompress from your flight and settle in. If you like, you can relax at the world-famous Blue Lagoon before you go ahead to the city. You'll begin the proper adventure on the second day, by driving around the Golden Circle. You're in the driver's seat, so spend the day doing what you'd like. Visit the foundation of Icelandic history, Þingvellir, see the geysers, and enjoy the famous Golden Waterfall, Gullfoss. Further along on your trip, you will travel alongside the infamous glacier and volcano Eyjafjallajökull, and past the stunning Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls. The highlight of the South Coast is the otherworldly Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, where you can sail among great icebergs, and walk along where they have stranded at the nearby Diamond Beach. A boat trip around the glacier lagoon is just one option you can add to your stay. You can also go horse riding, glacier hiking, snowmobiling, and even on a trip inside the ice caves. All these adventures are at your fingertips, and if reserved with the tour booking, they come at a special, discounted price, to help you add more excitement to your arctic holiday. We understand that you are visiting Iceland to experience nature at its best, and to escape the city and its crowds. That is why we have included hidden gems and spectacular attractions not known to many others on this tour. The itinerary we'll provide you with will ensure you don't miss a thing. So don't hesitate; jump on this opportunity to see some of Iceland's best attractions in just five days! Check availability by choosing a date.
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Northern Lights Cruise Deluxe
Join Harpa Yachts for a cozy evening cruise from Reykjavík Old Harbour in search of the natural phenomenon called Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis. On this approximately 2-3 hour tour we encounter many other interesting sights. We cruise along the beautiful coastline and enjoy the city lights from a different view! While our main goal in this tour is to see the Northern Lights we can enjoy the clean ocean breeze and gaze at the starry night sky while we wait. When particles from the sun hit earth’s atmosphere it creates a bright light with colours fluctuating in hues of green to red to sometimes purple. We get to see Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre from another angle. Along the coastline we see the art sculpture Sun Voyager, a dream boat and an ode to the sun and the famous house Höfði, where the agreement to end the Cold War was signed in 1986. Our experienced crew will keep an eye out for the Aurora Borealis activity to find the best route, while you enjoy the scenery from the vast darkness behind the small island in Faxaflói bay. Among them is one of Iceland’s most famous Islands, Viðey, where the Imagine Peace Tower by Yoko Ono’s lights up the night sky from October 9th – December 8th and few other days. If it gets chilly you can wrap around you a warm blanket or purchase a hot beverage from our onboard shop were we offer a selection of light refreshments. This deluxe cruise offers a more personal service and less crowded scenery with fewer passengers. We recommend booking in advance, because we limit group sizes to enhance customer satisfaction. On board you will find information and educational multimedia about the Northern Lights.
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Dinner & Auroras | Northern Lights Boat Tour
Come along on this combination tour where you'll get to experience Icelandic culinary as well as the natural phenomena that is the Northern Lights. Those wanting to immerse themselves in both Icelandic culture and nature should not let this opportunity pass them by. Make your way to the restaurant RIO Reykjavík by the Old Harbour, for a delicious meal of either salmon, cod or nut steak, as well as a side dish of your choice. Once you've finished with your dinner, it is time to head down to the harbour to collect your cruise tickets. The crew will then greet you at the visitor centre, located only a bit further down the road. There, you can watch a time-lapse video of the Northern Lights and learn everything about the Auroras and how they form in the night sky. You will then step onboard your vessel for the evening, put on warm overalls and prepare for an experience of a lifetime, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Stay inside heated indoor cabin and wait for the crew's cue, or wait outside in the fresh air and help the spotters catch the first sighting of the evening. When the Northern Lights make an appearance, it will be like the sky is on fire, as the Auroras dance with their green hues, continually changing direction. It is a sight like no other and a truly unique experience you'll cherish forever! The Northern Lights are a natural wonder, and so sightings cannot be guaranteed. But don't worry. If you don't see any Auroras on your tour, you can come back another night and try again for free! So make sure to book early during your stay, just in case nature isn't cooperating. Get to know Iceland through the country's food and nature with this fantastic tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Reykjavik - Whale Watching
Come meet the gentle giants of Faxaflói Bay! Departing from Reykjavík old harbour, this roughly three-hour tour takes you out cruising through prime whale watching areas in first-class comfort on board The Ambassador; a fast, stable and safe whale watching boat. Leaving Reykjavík harbour you will have the chance to enjoy a beautiful sea view of Reykjavík city including one of its most famous landmarks: Harpa concert hall and conference centre. On our way from the harbour, we will sail past Engey and Viðey islands as well as Esja mountain, providing you with beautiful views. As soon as we leave the harbour area we will start looking for whales and dolphins. Especially during the summertime, Faxaflói Bay is full of marine wildlife, including many species of whales and dolphins as well as numerous seabirds. The most common sightings are minke whales, white-beaked dolphins, harbour porpoises and humpback whales. During the summer, we also often spot puffins on our tours. Our knowledgeable guides will provide you with the full whale watching and wildlife experience, explaining all the sights, the bay‘s ecosystem, history and folklore. They are always happy to chat with you, answer your questions and make your tour special. You might even take your chance and visit the captain for a quick chat and explanation of navigation at sea. Our whale watching boat, the Ambassador, was built in Germany in 1971 and served as a police boat for 23 years. When we acquired it, we customized it with additional viewing platforms for whale watching. It is equipped with plenty of comfortable seating, both inside and outside, as well as a small bar to make your tour especially enjoyable. This tour is the perfect tour for travellers in Reykjavik. We are located right in the old harbour area, which is within convenient walking distance from downtown Reykjavík. Just jump on board to enjoy this marine wildlife experience with us! Check availability by choosing a date.
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Husavik Traditional Whale Watching
Come aboard a traditional Icelandic boat for an incredible whale-watching excursion. See the magnificent marine life that dwells in the waters near the Arctic Circle on this fully guided adventure. This is the perfect tour for all nature-lovers travelling in North Iceland. The tour departs from the town of Húsavík which sits on the banks of Skjálfandi Bay, northeast Iceland. Húsavík has been branded the whale-watching capital of Iceland due to its many different species of whales that frequently enter the bay. Your adventure starts at Húsavík harbour, where you will board a traditional Icelandic oak boat. This boat was originally built as a fishing vessel and was used as such for many years before it was rebuilt into a whale watching boat. Now, instead of fishing, it sails the ocean, disturbing nature as little as possible. You will spend about three hours on the water, searching and marvelling over the rich marine life in the bay. Your expert guide will look out for signs of the wonderful whales as well as answer any questions you might have. Skjálfandi bay is the home of around 24 species of whales. The four most common ones are the minke whale, the harbour porpoise, the white-beaked dolphin and the humpback whale; each of these is unique and fascinating. The biggest animal on earth, the blue whale, has also been spotted in Skjálfandi Bay quite often. If you are lucky, you might catch a glimpse of this magnificent creature as well as others, such as killer whales (or orcas), fin whales and pilot whales. You could even spot some puffins from May to August. Nature is unpredictable, and no two tours are exactly the same, so every trip is a new adventure. You might catch the whales jumping out of the ocean, socialising or feeding, and the cheerful dolphins riding the bow of the ship as you sail along the waters. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to see the magnificent whales and the rich wildlife of Skjálfandi bay. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Viking Sushi Adventure in Breidafjordur
Come aboard for a voyage to Iceland's Westfjords. Join a magical cruise that ends with a feast of fresh scallops and roe for you to savour in. This tour is perfectly suited to anyone who loves the open seas and wants to experience the breathtaking scenery of Iceland‘s western coastline. Ringed with mountains, Breiðafjörður is large, shallow bay in West Iceland. Many intertidal areas and islands found here, but most of the islands are only inhabited during summer. However, the bay is ever-important for its fisheries, its large eider colonies and eiderdown collecting, and its precious algae which are harvested year-round. The area is graced with an incredible diversity of flora and fauna and extensive forests and abundant plant life make it an ideal place for many species of birds who flock to the cliffs to nest every summer.These include common shag, glaucous gull, white-tailed eagle, common eider, black guillemot, grey phalarope, the brent goose and red knot. This place is a bird watcher‘s paradise! You may even see seals playing on the shores, the slick black tail fins of whales, or leaping porpoises in the deeper waters. The area is quite literally teeming with life. During the tour, a shellfish plough is lowered into the depths, raised and its contents emptied right on deck for you to see: scallops, sea urchins, crabs, starfish, sea cucumbers, and much more. Some of these are possible to eat fresh immediately, such as scallops and sea urchins, so you will have the freshest meal possible. Let the crew take care of cleaning and shucking, and you‘ll enjoy your treats with soy sauce and wasabi (or plain, if you prefer!). Don't miss this “taste” of Iceland‘s bounteous seas! Check booking availability by choosing a date.
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6 Day Self Drive Tour | The Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon & Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
Explore the best of Iceland on this affordable 6-day self-drive package. This tour takes you from the world-famous Blue Lagoon, through the vibrant capital city of Reykjavik, up the beautiful south coast, around the Golden Circle, and all the way to the incredible Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. For the Early Birds out there, this Self Drive currently offers 20% discount for those wishing to experience Iceland in summer 2019, making it an ideal choice for the budget conscious traveller. You are in the driver’s seat, so your pace and the number of attractions you wish to see each day is up to you. You can jam every minute with beautiful scenery, local hot spots, and historical landmarks, or you can choose a few must-see locations and go slowly, taking time to meet the locals and to set up gorgeous photos. To make sure your holiday is both relaxing and full of adventure, you will lodge in full comfort, with an ensuite bathroom and breakfast included. On this tour, you will see incredible sights, including the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, the fascinating rift valley of Þingvellir, and landmarks like Gullfoss waterfall and Reynisfjara beach. The tour is crowned, however, by an afternoon at Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, where you can watch seals rest on and frolic around beautiful icebergs, as they break from a glacier and float serenely to the ocean. It is important for most travellers that they experience the real Iceland, and feel its history within the stunning nature. To help you with this, you will receive a custom itinerary after who book, which will draw your attention to a few unique spots that will allow you to relax without the crowds, and take in the true desolate beauty of this country. Don't forget to take a look at the extra activities during booking. You can go hiking; ice caving; snorkelling; horse-riding; snowmobiling; and even descend into an empty magma chamber of a volcano. There are near endless options for those with a taste for adventure, and to top it off, they all come at a special price when included in this tour upon the time of booking. From spectacular mountain hikes to black sand beaches, waterfalls to the glacier lagoon, this trip has it all. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Puffin Watching Tour on Breidafjordur Bay
Join us on out on Breiðarfjörður bay for a day of puffin spotting, on one of our well-equipped sightseeing boats. Our boats are typical Icelandic fishing boats, which are especially useful for nature and bird watching because we can get closer to the puffins and other birds nestled in the many small isles than on other bigger boats. Our ambition is offering excellent service for all of our guests. The Puffin tour starts in Stykkishólmur. From there we sail to the island that is the main settlement for puffins on the bay: Elliðaey. The island is full of puffins, and during high puffin season around the middle of July, there are about 2000 couples nesting in the island. This is not at all unusual, as the islands in Breiðafjörður are full of birdlife during summertime; among other birds to see are kittiwake, cormorants, arctic terns, white-tailed eagles and many more. Elliðaey is a beautiful island which was inhabited until the year 1950. You can still see the buildings in the islands: a house, barn and a lighthouse. The family that lived on the island from 1922 to 1950 were lighthouse keepers. Even though they do not live there anymore, the family still takes care of the island and the properties on it. There is a lot of history connected to the islands on Breiðafjörður bay that you will discover on our tour. This trip is ideal for taking pictures of puffin as we can go very close to the cliffs of the islands, without disturbing the birds. We will then sail around the island and take a look at beautiful basalt columns. After we have explored the island, we head to a place where seals are often spotted. After that, we go back to Stykkishólmur. As we sail, there is always a chance to see something remarkable, like eagles and dolphins, which also inhabit the bay. Don't miss the opportunity for a visit to the Breiðafjörður bay. Reserve your tour today.
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Northern Lights by Boat with Backup Activities for Bad Weather
Don’t be left with nothing to do on a winter night in Iceland, by booking this Northern Lights cruise that guarantees a back-up tour if the weather is unfavourable. This is the perfect way to make sure you won’t be disappointed by a planned night in Reykjavík. All going to plan, you will take the tour detailed below, but in case of bad weather, you will instead go for a guided tour to the Whale of Iceland Exhibition by the harbour. This fantastic museum has life-sized models of all 23 whale and dolphin species seen around Iceland. You’ll get a complimentary drink, and, of course, a ticket to try northern lights hunting another night. If the sky is clear and forecast good, however, you’ll board a ship at the same harbour, and set off into Faxaflói Bay. As the sky darkens, you’ll keep your eyes peeled for any sign of the incredible, ethereal aurora borealis. When they start to descend, you’ll be in awe of their surreal beauty. Greens, purples, and a range of other colours swirl and dance amongst a canopy of stars like something from another world. The sea is one of the best places to watch nature’s greatest show, as the only light pollution will be from the distant city lights of Reykjavík. While you wait for the lights (or after them), you are welcome to stay warm indoors; there is a large, heated cabin with comfortable seats, complete with restrooms and a cafe. After two hours, hopefully complete with a fantastic show, you’ll be returned to Reykjavík’s harbour. If you were not lucky enough to see the auroras, you will get a ticket to try again. Witness the Northern Lights, or visit a fantastic museum and try again the next night, with this flexible tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Duck Amphibian Bus-and-Boat Tour | Departing from Harpa Concert Hall
Reykjavik Duck Tours offers a fun, amphibious, historical sightseeing tour of Reykjavik culminating in a splash into the beautiful Old Harbour. On this 80 minute tour, you'll experience the City of Smoky Bay (the direct translation of Reykjavík's name). You'll cruise by all the places that make Reykjavík so great and learn lots of little-known facts and interesting insights about our unique and wonderful city. The idea behind Reykjavik Duck Tours was born in the summer of 2012. Now some years later the dream has finally become a reality. The process of building the first vehicle and acquiring all permits took more than two years. The project was very complex, it involved a lot of efforts and many meetings with authorities and partners, no wonder this is the first vehicle of its kind in Iceland. Reykjavik Duck Tours is the only operator offering amphibious tours in Reykjavík. Your Captain (who is also the driver) and Deckhand (the enthusiastic storyteller) will take you on a journey through Reykjavík's past, present and future on a revolutionary amphibious vehicle. They will show you our vibrant city and its rich heritage like it has never been seen before. The tour will take you through Reykjavík's historical highlights from settlement to the present day with a focus on how the harbour, the ocean and water has had a profound impact on the cities' development. Key sights will be introduced and presented to the audience through fun anecdotes and stories, enhanced through the unique views presented on our specially built vehicle. This tour will depart from & return to Harpa. The fun begins as soon as you board our unique amphibious vehicle. Ride through history, see all the landmarks, and splash into the Old Harbour for a unique view of Reykjavík. We tirelessly work towards making your visit to the capital unforgettable. Hop on a Reykjavik Duck Tour and experience our beautiful city.
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3 in 1 Bundle Game of Thrones Tours | Glacier Hike & Ice Cave or Boat Ride on Jokulsarlon
Discover the land North of the Wall with these 3 in 1 bundle tours where you’ll visit the major filming locations of the HBO series Game of Thrones. Walk the rocky path leading to the entrance to the Eyrie at Þingvellir National Park, see the black sand beach on the South Coast which served as Eastwatch-by-the-Sea, visit Jon Snow and Ygritte’s love cave in Lake Mývatn, and see the mountain like an arrowhead on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. If that’s not enough, this bundle tour also allows you to hike across the vast ice cap of Sólheimajökull glacier, and, depending on the season, either sail amongst the giant icebergs of Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon or visit an authentic ice cave in Vatnajökull National Park. This combination of three different tours is perfect for all fans of the Game of Thrones saga looking pack their time in Iceland with breathtaking nature, and by booking these tours in one go, you’ll receive a 10% discount. The first tour will take you on a three-day journey of the Golden Circle and the South Coast where you will stay at comfortable countryside accommodations. You will then return to your own accommodation in Reykjavík where a full-day excursion to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula awaits you the next day. Then, you’ll end your exploration of Westeros by flying across the country to spend the day discovering the many attractions near Lake Mývatn. Get the complete Game of Thrones experience with these 3 in 1 discount bundle tours and go “set-jetting” in Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Zodiac Boat Tour on Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon | Meet on Location
Get up close and personal with the icebergs on Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon with this fantastic Zodiac boat tour. Cruise around the serene lagoon, zigzag between the massive bergs and try and spot some resident seals that can often be found lounging about on the ice. Nature lovers looking to get a unique perspective of ‘The Crown Jewel of Iceland’ should grab this chance now. Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon is one of the most beloved spots in the country. It is located in the realm of the great Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest glacier. It is here where icebergs that have broken off outlet glacier Breiðamerkurjökull float on aquamarine waters as they make their way towards the Atlantic Ocean. For this tour, you will meet your guide at the parking lot of Jökulsárlón, located just by Iceland’s road number 1, the Ring Road. After a short introduction and explanation of your upcoming adventure, you will be provided with a floatation suit and a lifejacket. Then you will board the Zodiac boat and head on out to the lagoon. The boat is a speedy little vessel that can easily hold a number of people while navigating between the huge icebergs. You will also be able to get closer to the ice than on another vessel, providing you with a fantastic experience and great photo opportunities. The icebergs on the lagoon are as varied as they are many. You will be able to watch as they drift by, sometimes bumping into each other or flipping over. Their electric blue and pure white colours are sure to mesmerise you, as well as the crackling sound they make as they move about in the water. While you take in the beauty of the lagoon, your guide will tell you all about glaciers and this stunning area. You should also keep an eye out for some resident seals, as you could spot a few swimming in the water or resting upon the ice. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon with this fantastic Zodiac Boat tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Sea Kayaking Tour | Departure from the Snaefellsnes Peninsula
Witness Iceland's nature and wildlife at its best with this small group sea kayaking tour. Explore the breathtaking beauty of Breiðafjörður Bay and sail among its many islands while surrounded by mountains, glaciers and volcanoes. Nature lovers with a thirst for adventure should not miss this fantastic opportunity. Breiðafjörður is well known for its endless amounts of untouched islands and its incredible wildlife. On this tour, you will paddle around the bay and witness flocks of seabirds such as puffins and eider ducks. You might also spot a white-tailed eagle, flying far above or nesting on any of the islands you pass, or an occasional seal popping up to check out these new explorers cruising around their home turf. Your tour will start at the kayak base, located in the centre of the charming village of Stykkishólmur on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Stykkishólmur is renowned for its old, colourful houses and rich history as well as being the gateway to the innumerable islands of Breiðafjörður Bay. After a short safety briefing, you will be equipped with all necessary gear for the adventure that awaits. Don't worry if you've never been kayaking before; your guide will show you how and be with you the entire way. You'll then set out for the sea from the old harbour, and after a short paddle, you will come across the first landmark, Landey, one of the most fruitful islands when it comes to harvesting the world famous eiderdown. It is a nesting paradise for the birds of Breiðafjörður, and during the summer the island is full of fluffy little nestlings. The next landmark is the shipwreck of the fishing boat Þorgeir, the first generation of steel trawler that fished the Icelandic seas. After hauling Icelandic storm in the 80’s, old Þorgeir broke free of his anger line and crashed at the shore of Landey where it has been there ever since. After short paddle break at this picturesque spot, you will continue, sailing between the islands and absorbing the everlasting peace and quiet out on the sea while your professional kayak guide tells you about the history and geology of the volcanic and glacier-covered Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Then it is time to bid farewell to the islands and the Bay and head back to shore. Spice up your visit to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula with this fantastic adventure and explore the beauty and wildlife of the Breiðafjörður Bay on this exciting sea kayaking tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Whale Watching & Whales of Iceland Exhibition
Get to know the largest inhabitants of Iceland with this fantastic tour where you'll explore the Whales of Iceland exhibition and go on a whale watching excursion. This tour is a must for all nature-lovers visiting the country. You can choose to begin your adventure either by visiting the Whales of Iceland exhibition or by taking a whale watching tour. You can also choose to be picked up from your accommodation or meet the staff on location. The whale watching tour departs from Reykjavík's old harbour, and the exhibit is located in the Grandi area, a short walking distance from the pier. The Whales of Iceland Exhibition features 23 life-size, handmade models of all of the different whale species that have been found in Icelandic waters. Enjoy seeing just how big these giants of the sea actually are, including the magnificent 25 m (82 ft) long blue whale, a fantastic sperm whale and the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale. Experience the interactive features of this exhibit, including virtual reality headsets and a free audioguide app (available in English, German & Icelandic). The app will give you an abundance of information about all of the different species in the exhibition. After touring the exhibition, you can relax in the café while enjoying a coffee and pastry beneath the whales. You can read one of the many whale books while listening to whale sounds in soft, underwater lighting. Whales of Iceland is a dreamy adventure for the whole family, and a perfect way to see how big these creatures actually are (and how small we are in comparison!) For the second part of the combo tour, you will head to the Old Harbour – a quick and easy walk from the exhibition. There you will join your next adventure, sailing out to the beautiful Faxaflói Bay to search for some of the most commonly spotted species: minke whales, white-beaked dolphins, harbour porpoises and humpback whales! The classic tour is 3-3.5 hours in duration and has an educational and interactive focus on board. You can look at whale bones and teeth, baleen plates and even investigate sea specimens under a microscope with your expert guide. Your guide will be there to help you spot the whales and answer any questions you might have during the tour. During the summer months, you can also choose to take the express tour on a faster boat for no extra cost. This tour is 2-2.5 hours, but spends the same amount of time out in the whale watching area – perfect for those with a busy schedule who want to make the most of their time in Reykjavík! Learn about the wealth of marine life in Iceland's ocean with this fantastic combination tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Luxury Northern Lights tour on board a yacht
See the incredible beauty of the Northern Lights in both style and comfort on board a luxurious yacht. This tour is perfect for those looking for an awe-inspiring experience watching the celestial display of the Aurora Borealis. You'll meet your captain and the crew at Reykjavík's Old Harbour where you'll board the luxury yacht, known as Amelia Rose. The ship is designed as an offshore vessel, making it better adapted to take on turbulent waters, so you'll get a smoother sail with less probability of experiencing nausea or seasickness. During your journey, you will sail among the small islands in the Faxaflói Bay, and along the coast of Reykjavík before the yacht begins making its way away from the lights of the city, allowing you to enjoy the beauty of the Northern Lights to the fullest. The panoramic triple deck area allows every passenger to enjoy the breathtaking colours of the auroras, and to capture some amazing photos of the green, pink and white lights. The tour is also conducted in a small group, so your experience will be both personal and memorable. If there is rain or wind, don't worry! The decks are partially covered to provide shelter from the elements, and you can easily circle these decks to get the best view of the Aurora Borealis. If, however, you wish to stay inside during the hunt for the Northern Lights, you will find a lovely bar and lounge area inside where you can relax in comfort. In case the lights do not show up, the captain and crew will still make sure that your journey will be memorable. You might play the game 'Eat like a Viking' which involves tasting some pretty interesting Icelandic delicacies, such as shark, dried fish and the local liquor, brennivín. Take to the sea on a luxurious yacht to see the Northern Lights in both style and comfort. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Luxury Whale Watching on board a yacht
Come aboard a luxurious yacht and see the incredible wealth of marine wildlife that lives in the waters just off the shores of Reykjavík City. Nature lovers looking to see some of Iceland's majestic whales, dolphins, and porpoises, but who wish to do so in a small group, should grab this chance now. The ship sets sails from Reykjavík's Old Harbour and during your journey, you'll sail among the small islands in the Faxaflói Bay, as well as along the coast of Reykjavík, providing you with a fantastic view of the city as you search for the wildlife in the water. The most common sights are minke and humpback whales, dolphins and porpoises. However, there is always a chance to spot a few orcas (also known as killer whales) as well as a wealth of other species. The professional team onboard is very experienced in spotting whales and are dedicated to making sure their passengers leave with a smile! This tour is conducted on a beautiful yacht known as the Amelia Rose. With three panoramic deck areas, the vessel provides every passenger with a good view of the surrounding area as well as an excellent opportunity to capture some amazing pictures. The decks are partially covered, providing some shelter from wind and rain, and you can easily circle them to enjoy the best views. Amelia Rose is designed as an offshore vessel, making it better adapted to take on the turbulent waves of Iceland's waters, ensuring a smoother sail with less probability of passengers experiencing nausea or seasickness. If that's not enough, on this tour, you don't have to worry about overcrowding or not getting a right spot to see the whales. You'll be sailing on Faxaflói in a small group which will make your experience personal, meaningful and memorable! So don't hesitate! Book now to enjoy whale watching in both style and comfort on this small group whale watching tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Buggy & Riverjet Boat Trip in Reykjavik
Hop aboard this brilliant and exciting day tour combining a spot of buggy riding with the opportunity to take a river jet excursion down the glacial Hvítá river. Speed is the name of the game today, making this combination tour the perfect option for travellers looking to experience the height of Icelandic adventure. Your tour will begin with either a pick-up from your accommodation in Reykjavík or if you have your own car, at the buggy basecamp, a few minutes from the city centre. Once at the base camp, you will meet your buggying guides who proceed to provide a safety briefing as well as all necessary equipment, including a helmet, balaclava and overalls. Once the business end of things has been taken care of, you will start the real fun! On this tour, you will drive on mud tracks and zoom through puddles. This will most likely make you wet and dirty by the end of the tour, so make sure to bring a change of clothes. After the buggy tour is finished, you will travel to N1 Ártúnshöfði gas station, where you will meet the river jet team. After friendly introductions, the team will transport you to the next point on your adventure, boating down one of Iceland's most beautiful rivers, Hvítá. Before taking to the water, you will, once again, be provided with all necessary kit. On the river itself, you will speed through a narrow basalt canyon, navigating the tempestuous rapids, as you drink in the incredible surrounding scenery. After this second, thrilling activity, you will make your way back to Reykjavík with a head brimming with thrilling memories. Hurry now to secure your spot on this fantastic combination tour balancing buggy riding and river jetting down the Hvítá river. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Discover Reykjavik by Sea | 90-Minute Boat Tour
Join this fantastic 90-minute boat tour from Iceland's capital, Reykjavík, to learn about the history, culture, geology and wildlife that makes this country just so beloved. This is an excellent opportunity for those travellers looking to take a break from the adventure and adrenaline that Iceland provides, instead of taking an hour and a half to sit back and enjoy the area's picturesque scenery and learn something new about this amazing island. You will depart from the Old Harbour, just minutes away from the city centre, and sail around Kollafjörður, a smaller fjord in Faxaflói Bay, just off the coast of Reykjavík. During this fun and educational tour, you will experience 'the wonders of the ocean' with some interactive entertainment and a special 'taste of Iceland' on our way back to land. Your guide will go through the settlement period of Iceland and Reykjavík, as well as the formation and geological events that shaped the island. You will also hear stories from the Sagas and learn about the many islands and fjords in the area. You will see breathtaking views of Mt. Esja and the mountains surrounding Reykjavík, as well as significant geological and historical landmarks including Harpa Concert Hall, Þúfa turf mound, Hallgrímskirkja Church, Sólfarið "The Sun Voyager", and Höfði House—just to name a few. When conditions allow, you will also watch as your guides lift crab traps from the water, giving you a glimpse of what lives below the surface. Sightseeing by boat provides a unique perspective over Reykjavík and the many landmarks in and around the city. You will also have the opportunity to learn more about the wide variety of wildlife, including cetaceans, birds and other marine life, that lives in the bay. On your way back to land, you will learn more about the harbour area and how the city of Reykjavík has developed. There will also be time to ask your guide any questions before you disembark. This tour is perfect for the whole family, or for those who want to sit back and relax while learning more about our beautiful city. There are also many great photo opportunities – so don‘t forget your camera! Don't delay any longer! Secure your place on this exciting boat tour and gain a deeper insight into Iceland's beautiful capital city. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon Tour | Small Group & a Zodiac Boat Ride
Discover “The Crown Jewel of Iceland,” Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, an area of stunning icebergs, glaciers and mountains, and partake in an exciting Zodiac boat tour. This is a great tour opportunity for guests looking to maximise their time at Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, especially those hoping to balance the incredible sightseeing with a jolt of adrenaline-fuelled activity. You will start your day when you are picked up from your accommodation in Iceland’s capital city, Reykjavík, before being whisked away down the picturesque South Coast, passing gorgeous meadows, rugged coastlines and traditional farmsteads. You will make your first stop of the day at the 60-metre high waterfall, Seljalandsfoss, considered a staple stop for sightseeing trips down the coast. Visitors here can step into a cave behind the water, gaining a unique perspective on this brilliant feature. You will make a lunch stop at the coastal town of Vík í Mýrdal, known for its close proximity to Reynisfjara black sand beach and the basalt rock stacks, Reynisdrangar. Continuing along the South Coast, you’ll be amazed as the scenery transforms from rich farmlands and dramatic mountains to darkened outwash plains and staggering areas of natural elevation. If the conditions allow, you will also pay a visit to the stunning river canyon of Fjaðrárgljúfur. Finally, you will reach the highlight of the day, Jökulsárlón, where you will be immediately taken within its ethereal ambience, glittering icebergs, incredible panoramic views and lively wildlife, including curious seals and dive bombing Arctic Skuas. Hopping aboard your Zodiac vessel, you will gain a close inspection of the lagoon’s icebergs. Only five minutes from the lagoon, you will also explore Diamond Beach, an area of black sand shoreline where icebergs wash ashore, making for fantastic contrasts and photographs. On your return journey, you will make a final stop at the outlet glacier, Svínafellsjökull, where you will be privy to incredible views over the surrounding area, as well as gain valuable insight into this country’s fascinating geological makeup. So don’t delay any longer. Hurry now and you too can experience the delights of taking a boat ride on the stunning Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Kayaking on Solheimajokull Glacier Lagoon
Get away from the crowd and paddle your way between the ever-changing icebergs at the Sólheimajökull glacier lagoon. Enjoy panoramic views of the glacier valley and admire the spellbinding glacier landscape from up close on this small-group kayaking tour, suited for all those who wish to immerse themselves in the wild Icelandic nature. Your tour begins at the Sólheimajökull parking lot where you will meet your guide and the rest of the group. From there, you will head over to the lagoon which is only a short walk away from the meeting point. There, you receive your kayaking equipment and drysuit and your professional guide will proceed to give a safety briefing and a rundown on paddling techniques. Then, there is nothing left, but to board the stable Sit-On-Top kayaks and begin your adventure. The features of the lagoon are always changing as icebergs break off of the glacier snout, and it is your guide’s task to navigate your group safely and expertly through the calm lagoon. You will view the glacier from a unique perspective, not visible to travellers on foot, and you'll go up-close to the impressive terminal face of Sólheimajökull glacier. Don’t forget your camera and a waterproof case because this tour offers great photographic opportunities. You don’t need experience for this tour; it is suitable for beginners and experienced kayakers alike. Most people who join the tours are first-time paddlers, but the professional guides provide thorough instruction on all trips, paying special attention to safety. Their vast knowledge of the area and glaciers, in general, ensures a fun and safe experience for first timers and trained paddlers alike. Book now and join this unique kayak adventure on a glacier lagoon! Check availability now by choosing a date.
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Reykjavik Express Puffin Tour
Explore the rich birdlife just outside of Reykjavík on a RIB boat with this small group fun-filled puffin-watching tour. Those wanting to get to know Iceland´s spectacular nature, and do so with a little thrill, should not let this opportunity pass them by. Puffins are fascinating little creatures that flock to Iceland during the summertime to breed and feed before heading south for the winter. They dig burrows and nest in the hills of three islands just off the coast of Reykjavík and stay there with their little pufflings until they are big enough to fend for themselves. The puffins are often seen flying about or splashing in the sea with a bill full of sand-eel or other prey found in the waters of Faxaflói Bay. You'll meet your guide at the Old Harbour in Reykjavík where you will be given overalls. They will then assist you with putting on life vests and other necessary equipment before walking you down to the floating pier where your captain awaits you onboard a RIB boat, also known as a Zodiac. The fast boat can get you quicker and closer to the islands than any other, and therefore you'll have both an optimal view of the puffins, and get more time marvelling at the fantastic birdlife. If the conditions are just right, the captain might turn off the engines completely, so you'll get a pleasant and peaceful experience with the birds by the shores of the nesting islands. Among other birds frequently spotted on the tour are Auks, Guillemots, Skuas, Arctic terns and Gannets but a variety of other seabirds can often be seen as well. Your specially trained, professional guides will tell you all about the islands, the birds and wildlife seen on the tour, as well as other interesting sights you may come across - and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask! This is a relatively short, small-group-tour and therefore perfect for those who have limited time in the city or those who want to venture further than the city centre. Book now to secure your spot! Check availability by choosing a date.
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Reykjavik Northern Lights Cruise
Breathe in the fresh air of the Atlantic ocean on a 3-hour Northern Lights Cruise on the seas around Reykjavík. This tour is perfect for those looking to tick the Northern Light's off of their bucket list. During summer, the sky is lit up by the sun for the lion's share of three months. The days are long, the weather is mild, and the scenery is breathtaking. When summer subsides to winter, the island changes completely. Temperatures drop, and Iceland is covered in darkness for all but a few hours each day. During these long winter hours, when the sun retreats to the other side of the globe, the sky is lit up by entirely different sources of light; the moon, the stars and of course the magical Northern Lights. To see them for yourself, you will depart from Reykjavík old harbour in the evening (that is only if the forecast for Northern Lights is positive). You will then sail towards the darkness and escape the lights of the city, turn off the engines and relish in that dark, quiet moment. Your tour guides know that tranquillity is the key to experiencing this spectacular show. The Northern Lights vessel is incredibly stable, smooth and luxurious, once serving as a police boat in Hamburg, Germany. Later she was converted into a pleasure yacht located in Madeira. In 2012, the boat was converted into a fantastic Northern Lights and whale watching vessel, equipped with multiple viewing platforms, a comfortable inside area and a bar. If you have come all the way here to Iceland to witness this spectacle, why not do it in style and comfort? Surrounded by the serenity of the winter night at sea with a cup of warm coffee, chocolate or chilled wine, all you have to do is look up and enjoy the moment. Check availability by choosing a date.
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