Whale Watching & Puffin Tours

Whale and puffin watching tours allow you to get up close and personal with Iceland's most astonishing wildlife.
Departing from numerous destinations across the country, these boat excursions provide for an intimate and unforgettable experience.

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Whale Watching & Puffin Tours

Whale and puffin watching tours allow you to get up close and personal with Iceland's most astonishing wildlife.
Departing from numerous destinations across the country, these boat excursions provide for an intimate and unforgettable experience.
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8 Day Summer Tour Package | Best Attractions in Iceland

Join this summer holiday and enjoy eight days of adventure in Iceland! During a single trip, you can hike on the largest glacier in Europe, explore the insides of a volcano, sail amongst icebergs, walk behind a waterfall, and experience many more activities under the Arctic Circle. Over the span of eight days and seven nights, you will be taken along the picturesque South Coast to famous places of natural beauty, such as the Golden Circle sightseeing route, Reynisfjara black sand beach, and the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. This package also offers you the chance to fly to the north to visit Lake Mývatn or head west to the great Snæfellsnes peninsula. The tour offers more optional activities and destinations, so you can tailor it to your interests. If you love to swim, snorkelling in Silfra gorge on your day touring the Golden Circle will make it way cooler. For some fast fun, go snowmobiling on Langjökull or walk the ice tunnels under the glacier.  If you want to experience the firey side of Iceland and witness as many volcanos, craters, and geothermal fissures as possible, you should not miss out on the Þríhnjúkagígur volcano tour, which boasts the only place on earth that you can go inside of a volcano.  Another thrilling option is to take off to the north for Day 6. The moon-like landscape of Lake Myvatn and its surrounding areas will make you feel like an astronaut on an interstellar space mission. If you want something more romantic and picturesque, head off to Snaefellsnes peninsula in the west, often referred to as "Iceland in miniature." Walk around the cute fishing villages and visit Mount Kirkjufell, and you will end the day with a refreshed spirit and some beautiful photos! If you've tired yourself out with all this activity by Day 7, you can stay in the city and explore the cafés and souvenir shops of Reykjavik. Or, if you're determined to see it all, you can take a day trip to Snæfellsnes peninsula for more scenes bursting with nature's beauty. Due to limited availability and high demand for summer accommodation and these unique activities, it is recommended that you book as soon as possible, so this dream trip to Iceland becomes a reality this summer. So don't hesitate to book! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
29 reviews

Duration:
8days
Available:
Mar. - Oct.
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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.
4.4
120 reviews

Duration:
3hours
Available:
All year
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Original Whale Watching Adventure from Reykjavík

Hop aboard and sail out on Faxaflói Bay to meet the largest inhabitants of Iceland, the whales. Faxaflói Bay is the home to many different species of whale throughout the year, and they are more than willing to say hello to you. This is a tour perfect for any lovers of wildlife and authentic natural wonders.  You will meet with the tour provider by the Old Reykjavík Harbour, where you will turn in your voucher in exchange for a ticket to the whale watching boat, and visit the Whale Watching Centre which is facilitated onboard an old fishing vessel that is permanently docked by the pier. In the centre, you can enjoy interactive multimedia shows about whales and marine wildlife around Iceland. Your guide will meet you there and show you to your boat. Then it is time to head out to the vast Faxaflói bay armed with binoculars—and, of course, your camera.  As this tour takes place on the open water, it can get mighty cold and windy, even in summer, so please take care to dress warmly and bring a hat and gloves. Windbreaker jackets are recommended, as well as waterproof underlayers in the case of rain. There are overalls on board you can use. Summer season is great for whale watching, as the wildlife in the bay is at its highest peak. This is the time when the minke and humpback whales are the most abundant. The white-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises, however, are residents year round.  Occasionally, other species are spotted such as the enormous fin whale, the orca or killer whale, and even blue whales, the largest mammal in the world. The chances of spotting whales vary in accordance with food availability of the shores, but the sighting success of this tour exceeds 90%.   If no whales or dolphins are seen on your tour you will receive a complimentary ticket valid for two years, so if you're in a hurry, there is no need to worry. Don't miss out on this opportunity to behold the gentle giants of the sea. Check availability by choosing a date. 
4.2
18 reviews

Duration:
3hours
Available:
All year
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Best Value Whale Watching Trip from Reykjavik

Embark on an incredible and affordable whale watching excursion from Reykjavik. This ocean adventure grants you a fantastic opportunity to see a wealth of marine and bird life, without taking considerable time away from your holiday. The vessel you will be travelling in is perfect for spotting whales. It has three separate viewing platforms as well as an indoor saloon equipped with a café, so you can enjoy a hot drink or light refreshments throughout the journey. You can organize a pick-up from your accommodation or designated bus stop if staying in Reykjavik City center for a small cost, or else meet at the departure point most convenient to you: from Reykjavik Old Harbour. Once everyone has boarded, you will head straight out into Faxaflói bay, where the creatures of the deep are waiting. En route, in clear weather, you will get some fantastic views of the nature surrounding Reykjavik—the sight of the whole Reykjanes and Snæfellsnes peninsulas are stunning to behold. Summer is the peak season for whale-watching, as it is the prime feeding time for the whales and migratory seabirds such as puffins can be seen. That being said, the winter months still regularly yield excellent results; just expect to see less bird-life. The four main species you will be searching for are the Minke Whale, the Humpback Whale, the white-beaked dolphin and the harbour porpoise; each of these creatures is unique and fascinating. That is not to say these are the only creatures you may see, however; Fin Whales, Killer Whales (or orcas), Pilot Whales and even Basking Sharks are known visitors in Faxaflói Bay. You will spend two to three and a half hours on the water, searching for and marvelling over the marine life. Your experienced guide can answer any questions you may have; and will tell you about each creature as you see it. If the weather means this tour is cancelled, you are welcome to join tour some onther day or get a full refund if you did not join this tour before or if you are very unlucky and there are no sightings, you get to go again, free of charge, until you see a marine mammal. So do not hesitate to book; grab your chance to see the majestic animals of the deep at an affordable price! Check availability by choosing a date. Whale Watching:  January - May & 16 September - December: 13:00 June - 15 September: 14:00 March - 15 November: 9:00 Whale Watching tour last for: Winter - approx. 3-3,5 h Summer (1.06-15.09) - approx. 2 - 3h at 9:00 & 14:00 - will be provided with the faster boat so the time on the spotting area will be the same, just sailing to that point and back to harbour would be shorter.
4.1
62 reviews

Duration:
3hours
Available:
All year
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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. 
4.6
70 reviews

Duration:
3hours
Available:
Sep. - Nov.
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Eyjafjord Humpbacks | Whale Watching from Akureyri

Whale watch from the ‘capital of the North’, Akureyri, and witness the unbelievable wealth of marine life in Eyjafjörður (Island fjord). No one who loves nature and wildlife, planning to travel to Iceland’s North, should give this tour a miss! The excursion departs from Akureyri’s floating pier, which you can arrange a drop-off to, but walking is relatively easy due to closeness to town. Here, you will board your high-speed vessel, a sleek ship with a large indoor area, outdoor viewing platforms, a bar and a room of overalls you can borrow to keep warm in. As soon as the departure time arrives, you will set off into the fjord in search for wildlife. Watching the beautiful town of Akureyri shrink behind you, and the amazing mountains of Tröllaskagi (Troll peninsula) loom over you, is a lovely way to start the tour. You will continue sailing until you reach the feeding grounds of the whales. Humpback whales are the most common species sighted in the North of Iceland, especially during the summer months although they are also seen in winter. These gregarious acrobats are well-known surface performers, entertaining guests by breaching, fluke diving and feeding. You also have the chance to see white-beaked dolphins in abundance throughout the year, as well as harbour porpoises and even seals. Other species previously reported in the fjord are the Blue whale, Orcas and Fin whales, although they are not a permanent resident in the area and quite a rare sighting on our tours. If taking the tour in summer, you may get so lucky to see Puffins that reside in Iceland to breed during the summertime as well as countless other seabirds. While this species in particular is gone come winter, many others remain. The surroundings are as beautiful in either season, although the landscapes when covered in snow are particularly mesmerising. For three hours, you will sail into the longest glacial fjord in all of Iceland on our comfortable and specially modified catamaran, hopefully catching sighting after sighting. It would be very unusual not to see a single whale, dolphin or porpoise on your trip, as our sighting success over the past couple of summers is 100%, but if that is indeed the case, you will be able to join another tour free of charge. And of course, if the tour is cancelled due to weather, you’ll be able to get on the next trip that fits into your schedule. See the whales of North Iceland during an unforgettable experience. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.5
34 reviews

Duration:
3hours
Available:
All year
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8 Days / 7 Nights Self Drive Tour | The Ring Road & Golden Circle

Book now and secure yourself eight days and 7 nights in the land of ice and fire. This road trip is for anyone who likes to go where the wind takes them, rather than having tour guides in control. Using the Ring Road as your guide, you'll see as many of the country's natural wonders as can be fitted into eight days, including the capital city of Reykjavík, the world-famous Golden Circle sightseeing route, and Akureyri, 'the Capital of the North.' You'll also visit Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, the beautiful Lake Mývatn, waterfalls, volcanoes, rural towns and countless other attractions.  During the booking process, you can also add some exciting activities to your trip at a discounted price. Daredevils can go snowmobiling on Langjökull glacier, hike on a glacier or snorkel between two continents in Þingvellir National Park. Nature enthusiasts can join the famous Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon boat tour, go whale watching off Húsavík town, ride an Icelandic horse through the countryside, explore the dark places of the Earth on a caving tour, or venture inside the glistening white halls of a glacier. There is even the chance to descend into the vividly coloured magma chamber of a sleeping volcano. And if you want to relax, you can book a trip to the world-famous Blue Lagoon, so you can bask in its soothing azure waters while you're here.  Also to help you relax is the personal itinerary you'll receive upon booking. There you'll find many spots where you can be virtually alone, at incredible locations most visitors have never heard of. You'll also find in the itinerary, information of you full-comfort accommodation which will include an ensuite bathroom and breakfast. So do not hesitate, grab the wheel and this unique opportunity to create the perfect stay in Iceland; exploring the all-time attractions of the Ring Road as well its hidden gems at your own pace. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
77 reviews

Duration:
8days
Available:
May. - Oct.
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10 Day Self Drive Tour | Top Ring Road Attractions & Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Make the most of your time in Iceland with this extensive 10-day, self-drive tour. Over the course of your adventure, you will discover all the popular natural wonders Iceland has to offer, and many sights you may not even know exist. This self-drive package helps you save money without sacrificing anything! It circles the Ring Road, taking you around the whole country, including the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, and the famous Golden Circle. Better yet, it offers full comfort, - your accommodation will always have an ensuite bathroom and breakfast is included. Best of all, you choose where to drive, and when to leave. There are no bus schedules or impatient tour guides to worry about. You're free to spend as much time in each spot as you'd like. At Guide to Iceland, we want you to experience the best of the natural beauty this country has to offer. We hope you’ll leave feeling revitalised and exhilarated by the beauty of the Icelandic landscape. To help with this, we've handpicked hidden locations across the land where you can be almost entirely alone, far from noisy people or busy streets. These are included in our travel plan, which you'll receive after you book.  Customise your vacation during booking so that it's exactly what you've been dreaming of. On your way around the Golden Circle, snorkel in the space between two continental plates, go snowmobiling on Langjökull glacier or explore the inside of a volcanic magma chamber (if you're here between May and November). You can also take a tour to an ice cave in Mýrdalsjökull glacier, and visit the world-famous Blue Lagoon Spa. Furthermore, you can hike a glacier, or board a ship to see the giants of the deep in the whale-watching capital of Europe. You can also get the lay of the land with a horse riding trek, journey into dark lava caves, or even walk inside man-made channels within Langjökull glacier. You can get all of these excursions at a reduced price if you book them alongside this tour. Check out how many stunning sights and activities you can see and do in Iceland on this amazing trip! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.7
92 reviews

Duration:
10days
Available:
May. - Oct.
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Close Up | Whales, Puffins & Reykjavik Coast

Marvel over the bountiful marine and avian life just off the coast of Reykjavík with this whale- and puffin-watching tour. Conducted in a RIB boat, this excursion will get as close as possible to the animals, without disturbing their natural behaviour, and is sure to get your adrenaline pumping. Your RIB will be waiting for you at the floating pier by Reykjavík’s Old Harbour. Each boat has just twelve seats, ensuring a personal and intimate experience. After getting into your overalls and life-jacket, you’ll board, strap up, and zip out into Faxaflói Bay. Before reaching open water, you will be able to marvel over Reykjavík’s coastal landmarks. The most notable of these is the Harpa Concert Hall, an incredible feat of modern architecture, and the Sun Voyager, a beautiful sculpture representing adventure into the unknown. As you get further to sea, more scenery will unfold around you. You will be able to see the mountainous and verdant Hvalfjörður (Whale Fjord), and the barren and volcanic Reykjanes Peninsula. In particularly clear weather, you will be able to see all the way over to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. The wildlife you seek could appear at any time. The species that frequent Iceland’s waters most regularly are minke and humpback whales, white-beaked dolphins, and harbour porpoises. However, it is not unheard of to see other creatures, such as orcas, pilot whales, fin- and sei whales and the great blue whale (although rare in our waters). The guide on board is an expert at locating these cetaceans and can tell you all about them throughout the tour. Due to how small your vessel is, these explanations will hopefully go on when one of the marvellous creatures of the deep is mere metres away. Whales, dolphins and porpoises are not the only highlights of this tour, however. The birdwatching opportunities are also incredible. Dozens of species, such as kittiwakes, fulmar and arctic tern, can all be seen in the sky and water, and you are also very likely to see puffins (during the season 15 May - 15 August) as the puffins are here during that time for their annual breeding season. After admiring the marine life of Faxaflói bay, you will be whisked back to Reykjavík’s harbour. On the way back you have ample views of the bay’s surrounding areas and the astonishing view of the city from sea. Don’t miss this opportunity to see some of Iceland’s most beautiful animals! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
35 reviews

Duration:
2hours
Available:
Apr. - Oct.
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Puffin Tour from Reykjavík

Marvel over Iceland’s most adorable creature on this affordable and rewarding puffin-watching tour. This trip leaves multiple times a day from Reykjavík throughout summer and lasts just an hour, so is perfect to fit around other plans. You will board your puffin-watching boat from Reykjavík’s Old Harbour, which is right beside the downtown area, and zip straight out onto the ocean. Your vessel has been doing this for seventeen years and is perfectly adapted for getting as close to the puffins as possible. Two islands just off the coast of the capital, Lundey and Akurey, are havens for these adorable little birds, and they take just fifteen minutes to reach.  You will visit whichever island is most convenient based on the weather. Both are very similar, however: picturesque, with rocky shores, little hills, and thousands upon thousands of birds. While puffins are, of course, the highlight of this trip, other species may peak your interest; Northern Fulmars, Arctic Terns, and Black Guillemots are all regularly seen. Your boat will work hard not to disturb the birds, but you will soon see that the puffins are well accustomed to being watched, and do not frighten easily. You can thus observe them knowing that the impact you are having on their nesting and feeding is absolutely minimal. You will be surprised how close you can get to them, and the binoculars on board allow your experience to be even more personal. There is an expert on Iceland’s birdlife on board with you, who will tell you about the puffins, other species, and the surrounding nature. They are, of course, more than happy to answer any questions that you may have. After spending half hour or so at either Lundey or Akurey, you will return to Reykjavík harbour, having had an excellent experience that barely scratched into your valuable time in this country. Enjoy Iceland’s cutest creature, on this affordable, convenient, and wonderful tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.6
22 reviews

Duration:
60minutes
Available:
May. - Aug.
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Whale Watching on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Come along on an excursion of the marine life of Breiðafjörður Bay. This whale watching tour is perfect for all nature lovers who are travelling the Snæfellsnes peninsula and want to add an adventurous twist to their holiday. You will set sails from the little village of Ólafsvík and head straight out into Breiðafjörður Bay, where your captain will find the best place to spot the magnificent whales. As you cruise the ocean, your expert guide will tell you all about each creature you see and answer any questions you may have about the area. The oceans along the Snæfellsnes coastline is the best place to see two of Iceland’s top predators; Orcas, also known as killer whales, and sperm whales. The Orcas are apex predators, which mean that no other animal feeds on them, while the majestic sperm whale is the world’s largest predatory animal. Other species of whale also make Breiðafjörður Bay their home, such as minke whales, harbour porpoises, acrobatic white-beaked dolphins and enormous humpback whales. On rare occasions, pilot whales have been spotted migrating from the high seas towards the island in search of food. Breiðafjörður Bay is also known for its diverse birdlife, so you should keep an eye out for those brightly coloured beaks of puffins and arctic terns as you sail along the beautiful Snæfellsnes peninsula. Snæfellsnes combines all the wonders of Iceland. There you can find stunning waterfalls, imposing cliffs, jagged lava fields, sandy shores and amazing wildlife. Looming over the area is Snæfellsjökull, a 7000-year-old stratovolcano with a glacier covering its summit. Don't hesitate. Grab your chance now to see the whales, dolphins, birds and breathtaking landscapes of West Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.9
20 reviews

Duration:
3hours
Available:
Apr. - Oct.
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Midnight Sun | Evening Whale Watching

Witness the whales, dolphins, porpoises and seabirds of Faxaflói Bay in the most exciting way possible: beneath the Midnight Sun. This tour from Reykjavík should not be missed by those who love wildlife and nature. You will start this nighttime adventure at Reykjavík’s Old Harbour, where your whale watch boat will be awaiting you. You will board, but if you are early, can explore a floating museum first, which is home to several interactive exhibitions on the great creatures of Iceland’s seas. As soon as you set out, you will get fantastic views of the city and the surrounding nature; you will see Mount Esja, the Reykjanes Peninsula and the Whale Fjord, Hvalfjörður. In very clear weather, you’ll also be able to see all the way to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. While all of these sites are beautiful throughout the year, they are even more special when beneath the midnight sun, which paints the sky vivid oranges and pinks. Faxaflói Bay has a wealth of life, which peaks in the summer. Both Humpback and Minke Whales use the waters as feeding grounds, and White-Beaked Dolphins and Harbour Porpoises are year-round residents. Puffins bob on the surface of the water, amongst many other species of seabird, while Basking Sharks are, on occasion, seen cruising beneath. You’ll spend three hours marvelling over this spectacular wealth of wildlife. Even in summer, it can get a little chilly on the seas, but worry not. You can borrow overalls, there is an indoor saloon, and a cafe at which you can warm up with a hot drink or an alcoholic one. If, by any chance, you don’t see a whale or dolphin, you will be able to join another whale-watch for free until you do. Marvel over the animals of Faxaflói Bay, under the midnight sun. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.0
5 reviews

Duration:
3hours
Available:
Jun. - Aug.
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8 Day Summer Self Drive Tour | West & South Coast In-Depth

Take your time getting to know all that Iceland's south and west coasts have to offer on this slow-paced self-drive tour. This is the perfect hassle-free vacation for those who want to explore Iceland's attractions in depth. On this 8-day tour, you'll have ample time to explore the Golden Circle and the attractions of Iceland's South Coast, including the glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón, various waterfalls, black sand beaches and picturesque little towns. This itinerary also includes some downtime in Reykjavík and time to enjoy the best of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, often named 'Iceland in miniature' due to its diverse natural attractions. On your route, you'll visit all three National Parks of Iceland, and you'll want to have plenty of time to enjoy each one, so on this holiday you'll never feel rushed, especially as it never gets fully dark and you can use the lingering days to explore long into the nighttime. As you are behind the wheel, you are in control of how long you stay at each attraction, but by spending two nights in the same accommodation, you can fully explore the area surrounding you. Instead of rushing through each part of Iceland and only skimming the surface of available attractions you'll have both two nights on the Golden Circle, as well as two nights on the South Coast. To help you make the most of each location, there are optional add-on tours in each area, as diverse as glacier hiking and exploring ice caves, to relaxing in modern spa retreats. Other options include exploring the depths of Iceland's volcanic lava caves, whale and bird watching, snorkelling between continents or pumping up your adrenaline on a snowmobile drive across a glacier! All of these come at a discounted price if you book them now. Don't wait any longer and book this 8-day in-depth tour of west and south Iceland now! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.7
18 reviews

Duration:
8days
Available:
Apr. - Sep.
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Husavik Original Whale Watching Adventure

Join an unforgettable whale watching tour that departs from Húsavík, the whale capital of Iceland, and embark on an adventure to witness the magnificent wildlife in Skjálfandi bay. After you have picked up your ticket, you will be greeted by the crew that will welcome you onboard an old traditional oak boat. You will be provided with warm overalls so you won't get cold out at sea for the duration of the tour.  When everyone is ready, you'll sail out of the harbour, heading straight onto the beautiful Skjálfandi bay. Expect a three-hour whale watching tour, in which you explore the abundant wildlife of Iceland's coastline. During the tour, you'll be treated to light refreshments, a cup of hot chocolate and some cinnamon buns. The Minke whale was the most commonly sighted whale species when whale watching tours started to run from Húsavík. Over the years, however, this has changed and now, more than 20 years later, more and more whale species are entering the bay. Today, the Humpback whale is the most commonly spotted whale. In recent years the biggest animal on the earth, the Blue whale, has also been seen frequently. Orcas, Fin whales, Sei whales and Northern Bottlenose whales have also been spotted in Skjálfandi Bay, and it's not unlikely that you can see some White-beaked dolphins and Harbour porpoises as well. These amazing animals visit the bay to feed on the plentiful krill and plankton. There are frequent departures, but due to great demand, it is recommended that you make reservations in advance and secure your chance of exploring the open seas and meeting the great giants of the North Atlantic! Check the booking availability by choosing a date.
4.7
3 reviews

Duration:
3hours
Available:
Sep. - Nov.
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Whale Watching & Videy Island

Jump aboard and join an incredible tour that combines whale watching in Faxaflói Bay and a visit to the fascinating Viðey Island. This is a perfect excursion for those based in Reykjavík who want a sea-based adventure. You will start the tour at Reykjavík's Old Harbour, where you will board a boat heading to Viðey Island, which is less than a kilometre from shore. Once here, you will walk smooth paths through the island's pristine natural setting, seeing one of the oldest houses in the city, exploring beautiful beaches and enjoying stunning artworks, such as Yoko Ono's Imagine Peace Tower and Richard Serra's piece titled 'Áfangar.' The Viðeyjarstofa café is open every day in summer, serving refreshments between 11 am and 6 pm, so you can eat before setting out on your whale watch. When your whale watch departs, you will set out into Faxaflói Bay. You will be surrounded by beautiful features, such as Mount Esjan, and in clear weather, the Reykjanes Peninsula and the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. You can enjoy these surroundings until the whales and dolphins of Iceland begin to appear. The most common species seen are Minke Whales and White-Beaked Dolphins, although you also have a great chance to spot Humpbacks and Harbour Porpoises. It is not unheard of, however, for around twenty other species to appear, including Blue Whales and Orcas. You will also see a wealth of seabirds, that in summer will include puffins.  Experienced guides on board will be looking out for any tell-tale signs of whales, such as their blows or the 'footprints' they leave when diving. They will also tell you all about each species you see, your surroundings, and are happy to answer any questions. Don't miss your opportunity to explore Viðey Island and witness whales from Reykjavík. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
7hours
Available:
Sep. - May.
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7 Day Summer Package | Customise Your Trip

Create the perfect holiday in Iceland with this 7-day summer package. See some of Iceland’s most beautiful sights, such as Reynisfjara black sand beach and Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, and customise your days by adding exciting activities such as visiting the Blue Lagoon and hiking in the Highlands. This is the perfect holiday package for those who like to follow their own path but let others take care of the arrangements. With this 7-day package, you’ll get a tour of the famous Golden Circle which you can spice up by adding adventures such as snowmobiling on a glacier, snorkelling in Silfra fissure or riding an Icelandic horse.  You will also embark on a 2-day tour of the stunning South Coast of Iceland, seeing silvery waterfalls, stretches of black sand beaches, majestic glaciers, and a stunning glacier lagoon. There, you will have the opportunity to go glacier hiking and, if travelling from May onwards, sail between icebergs at Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Back in Reykjavík, you will have the choice of taking a tour which allows you to step inside Langjökull glacier or entering the magma chamber of a volcano. You can also choose to spend the day exploring the city, take a journey into the Highlands or go whale watching. All accommodations, transfers, and activities will be taken care of prior to your arrival, and so all you have to do is decide what you want to do with your time in Iceland. Customise your trip to the land of ice and fire and book this fantastic 7-day summer package now. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.9
10 reviews

Duration:
7days
Available:
Mar. - Oct.
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Whale Watching and Sea Angling

Join a tour led by the oldest whale watching tour operator in Iceland—founded in 1993 and specialising in whale watching and sea angling. Enjoy whale watching in Eyjafjörður fjord, a little sea angling during the return trip and have your catch filleted to your heart's desire. This tour departs from Hauganes, an authentic fishing village on the west side of Eyjafjörður, just 30 km North of Akureyri. From this small picturesque settlement, your tour departs to immerse you in the whale population of the fjord.  Whether the whales have ventured deep into the fjord or stay closer to Hrísey island, they are always just a short trip away from Hauganes. Enjoy a comfortable tour while observing the fantastic scenery, birdlife, and of course the diverse range of whales that reside in Eyjafjörður. The species most commonly spotted on these tours are the great Humpback Whales, Minke Whales, Harbour Porpoise, and White Beaked Dolphins. If you’re lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of a Killer Whale or a Blue Whale!  Your captain spends the winters as professional fishermen so you can be assured you’re in good hands during the summer season of whale watching. In 2017 there was a 99% whale spotting success rate and no less is expected in 2018! This tour is carbon neutral, but one tree is planted for each for each excursion that is undertaken. Furthermore, the oak boats run partially on biodiesel made from recycled cooking oil from restaurants. Each tour includes complimentary coffee and Icelandic pastries and you will be provided with warm safety clothing. All the equipment you may need to enjoy sea angling or deep sea fishing is available for you on board the ship. So don't wait to book the whale watching and sea angling adventure of a lifetime. Check availability by choosing a date.
5.0
2 reviews

Duration:
2.5hours
Available:
All year
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Big Whale Safari & Puffins | RIB Boat Tour from Húsavík

See the giants of the deep and the world’s most adorable bird on this boat trip from the whale-watching capital of Europe. Those with a passion for wildlife should make every effort to join this unbelievable tour. You will find your little whale watching boat at the harbour in the charming northern town of Húsavík. You’ll notice that it is much closer to the water, and with far fewer seats, than the larger vessels, which will allow you to have very intimate encounters with every creature you see. When everyone is in their overalls and lifejackets and has boarded, your boat will zip out into Skjálfandi Bay. It will not take long at all before the whales and dolphins of these arctic waters begin to show. The two most common species of cetacean here are both surface performers and acrobatics, making almost every sighting with them breathtaking. These are the mighty Humpback Whale and the gregarious White-beaked Dolphins. The next most common species, Minke Whales and Harbour Porpoises, are very charming, if a little less exciting. These, however, are not the only marine mammals you may see. Húsavík is the whale watching capital of Europe largely because of its incredible diversity; you have a decent chance of seeing Blue, Fin, Pilot and Beaked Whales, as well as orcas. The puffins are likely to be numerous throughout the tour. You may see them flapping wildly overhead, diving for fish, or just relaxing on the surface of the water. Your boat is small enough to approach their nesting islands up close, where you can see them protecting their burrows in lifelong pairs. The puffin season is from April 15th – August 20th. These islands, and the surrounding landscapes, are beautiful and dramatic, so any time where you are not marvelling over the animals, you can appreciate the stunning views. After you have seen what is likely to be a huge wealth of life, you will return to Húsavík’s harbour. Witness Iceland’s incredible animals on this once-in-a-lifetime tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
30 reviews

Duration:
2.5hours
Available:
Sep. - Oct.
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Whales & Puffins | Combo Tour from Reykjavik Harbour

Join this budget-friendly combo of both whale watching and puffin watching from Reykjavík Harbour and maximise your travel experience in Iceland. If you are a lover of wildlife and want to see Iceland’s most impressive animals without leaving the capital, this is the tour for you.  Your adventure begins at the Old Harbour in the city centre of Reykjavík, where you will meet your experied guide for your first tour. Thousands of puffins migrate from the open seas to Iceland each year to nest and breed, and many are found in the water venue of your adventure, Faxaflói Bay. Our designated Puffin Express boat, Old Skúli, has a shallow draft that enables us to get extra close to the islands where the puffins nest. Please note that during busy hours, other boats may be used. You have two different choices for the whale watching tour: Classic and Express. The Classic tour is operated on one of the largest whale watching boats in Icleand, and features an educational and interactive focus on board. This tour is 3-3.5 hours in duration.  The Express tour is operated on a fast-cruising boat, which enables you to get out and back to the whale watching area much faster. This tour is 2-2.5 hours but allows you to spend the same amount of time in the whale watching area as the Classic tour. Both whale watching tours have spacious indoor and outdoor seating areas, restrooms, a cafeteria area, free Wi-Fi and thermal overalls for all passengers (including childrens sizes). The four most common species that are seen on our whale watching tours are minke whales, humpback whales, white-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises. If nothing is seen on your whale watching tour, you will get a free ticket to try again - valid indefinitely. You select your tours by choosing a time to book: 9:00 departure begins with Classic Whale Watching, followed by Puffin Express. 10:00 departure begins with Express Whale Watching, followed by Puffin Express. 12:30 departure begins with Puffin Express, followed by Whale Watching Express. Please note that these are 2 different tours and you can choose to do them at different times or dates. If you would like to split them up, please select a time and then contact the supplier directly to change it for you.
4.4
9 reviews

Duration:
4hours
Available:
May. - Aug.
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12 Day Winter Package | Circle of Iceland & Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Experience the wonders of Iceland on this 12-day winter package that takes you to all the classic sites as well as some of the most enigmatic hidden treasures off the beaten track. This tour package is perfect for travellers who want to fully experience Iceland in winter without having to worry about driving the icy roads of the countryside.  Allow your experienced and friendly guides to take you along to witness volcanic terrains, idyllic coastal towns, majestic glaciers and mighty waterfalls, as you explore everything from the highlights of the South Coast to the desolate and snow-covered fjords of the East, and the versatile wonders of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. After you've travelled around the countryside, there will be no need to leave the shores of Iceland right away, since this package includes two additional free days in Reykjavík City with accommodation. That means you can explore the Northernmost capital in the world to your heart's content.  There are also plenty of possibilities to make your already action-packed trip even more adventurous, as you have the option of adding additional excursions during the booking process. These include visiting an authentic ice cave, venturing into a lava tube, embarking on a glacier hike, going horse riding and whale watching, just to name a few! Seeing the country couldn't be easier. Prior to your arrival, your accommodations and transport to and from Keflavík International Airport will be sorted for you. While circling the Ring Road, your guides will do their very best to hunt down possible sightings of the elusive and hypnotic Northern Lights, the winter-phenomena that tops the bucket list of so many people. So sit back and get ready to experience all the wonders of the Ring Road in a small group with this fantastic package. Don’t hesitate and book your winter adventure now! Check availability by choosing a date.
5.0
17 reviews

Duration:
12days
Available:
Aug. - Apr.
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Horseback Riding & Whale Watching from Reykjavik

Enjoy unique opportunities meeting the Icelandic wildlife by booking this combination of horseback riding and whale watching. This tour should not be missed by any looking to fill their days in Iceland with beautiful animals and adventure. You will start the day with a pick-up in Reykjavík; a friendly guide will drive you from the capital to the hot-spring town of Hveragerði, approximately forty minutes away. Here, you will find the stables, meet your guides, and gear up. Icelandic horses are wonderful creatures to befriend and ride. They are unique from other breeds as they have had over a thousand years of evolutionary isolation, making them smaller, sturdier, friendlier, more intelligent and more curious than other breeds. For up to two hours you will enjoy their company as they ride you through incredibly serene surroundings. You will witness lava fields and scenic meadows, with views of the sea and the mountains, and, if conditions allow, you will cross the river Varmá. Following your horseback ride, you will have lunch at the stables before being driven back to Reykjavík, to the Old Harbour. Here, you will board the waiting vessel, which has a large, indoor saloon, several outdoor viewing platforms, a cafe at which you can buy refreshments, and educational exhibits. You will then set out into the beautiful Faxaflói Bay, an expanse of water surrounded by dramatic features, such as the Reykjanes Peninsula and Mount Esjan, and bountiful with life. The most frequently seen species here are White-Beaked Dolphins, Minke Whales and Harbour Porpoises, as well as Humpbacks in the summer. Over twenty different species frequent the area, however, so no two tours are the same. A wealth of birdlife is also seen, which in summer includes puffins; you might spot a seal, or, on rare occasions, maybe even a basking shark or soaring eagle. You will search for these beautiful animals for approximately three hours, as guides tell you about each species and the surrounding nature. If in the unlikely event you don't see a whale, dolphin or porpoise, you will be able to take another tour for free until you do. Don’t miss out on this adventurous day with Iceland’s most beloved animals. Check availability by choosing a date.
5.0
3 reviews

Duration:
8hours
Available:
All year
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Whale Watching from Hjalteyri

Embark on an unforgettable whale watching adventure and visit the gentle giants of the deep that live in the waters off the old and scenic village of Hjalteyri. Step aboard an old fishing boat that has found a new role as a whale watching vessel, taking guests on quiet sailing excursions in the fair winds and calm seas of Eyjafjörður. Eyjafjörður bay is well located and is, in fact, such a favourable habitat for marine life that one might even spot a whale from the shore.  Enjoy the scenic views of Eyjafjörður whilst spotting the whales and the seabirds of the north under the guidance and expertise of your qualified crew. Try something unique and spend over two hours at sea exploring wild nature at its best. Your tour will start in the sales office in Hjalteyri in north Iceland. With the boarding pass in your hand, you can board the boat where your crew will welcome you.  The crew will make sure all passengers will feel comfortable and warm during the tour. All guests will be supplied with warm overalls if needed, and they will be treated with hot chocolate and cinnamon buns on the way back to land. Hjalteyri is a well-kept secret found on the west bank of Eyjafjörður with a population of only 43 inhabitants. It is a historic fishing village, situated on the northern coast of Iceland, within a 15-minute drive from Akureyri.  Visit Hjalteyri and surround yourself with history and wildlife. Come onboard and sail to meet the ocean's greatest inhabitants! Check the availability by choosing a date.
3.0
1 review

Duration:
2hours
Available:
Sep. - Dec.
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4.7
100 reviews

Duration:
6days
Available:
Oct. - Mar.
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13 Day Self Drive Tour | Ring Road with Snaefellsnes & Westfjords

Jump behind the wheel for this 13-day, self-drive tour around Iceland! You will get to see everything, from the most popular destinations to the country's most remote reaches. Best of all, there are no worries about bus schedules or departure times on this tour. You get to decide where you go, when you leave, and how long you spend at each location. To make your journey even smoother, accommodation will be in full comfort, with ensuite bathrooms and continental breakfast included, to keep you comfortable between days of adventure. This tour will take you to all parts of the country, including the remote Westfjords. You'll get to see all the places that you've heard so much about, such as the Golden Circle, the glacier lagoon, and the Snæfellsnes peninsula. Not only this, however, but you will receive a custom itinerary, shaped by local experts, that will ensure you don't miss some spectacular sights that few have even heard about. These places, far from the crowds,  are where you can truly immerse yourself in the untouched nature. No part of the island will be unknown to you after this complete tour, and you will return feeling completely refreshed and recharged. On top of this, there are a variety of activities you can add to the trip. You can visit the Blue Lagoon, snorkel in Silfra gorge; snowmobile across Langjökull glacier; whale watch in the whale watching capital of Europe; cave inside Viðgelmir lava tube and an ice cave in Mýrdalsjökull; glacier hike on Sólheimajökull; horse-ride in the North; and much more, all at discounted prices if you book today! You'll have plenty of time on this trip to see and do all you have dreamt of; its ample length means that it is possible for you to build the holiday of your dreams. Don't miss this amazing 13-day tour of Iceland! Check the availability by choosing a date.
4.8
4 reviews

Duration:
13days
Available:
May. - Oct.
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Whale Watching & Puffin Tours

Whale and puffin watching tours allow you to get up close and personal with Iceland's most astonishing wildlife.
Departing from numerous destinations across the country, these boat excursions provide for an intimate and unforgettable experience.

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Whale Watching & Puffin Tours

Whale and puffin watching tours allow you to get up close and personal with Iceland's most astonishing wildlife.
Departing from numerous destinations across the country, these boat excursions provide for an intimate and unforgettable experience.
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8 Day Summer Tour Package | Best Attractions in Iceland

Join this summer holiday and enjoy eight days of adventure in Iceland! During a single trip, you can hike on the largest glacier in Europe, explore the insides of a volcano, sail amongst icebergs, walk behind a waterfall, and experience many more activities under the Arctic Circle. Over the span of eight days and seven nights, you will be taken along the picturesque South Coast to famous places of natural beauty, such as the Golden Circle sightseeing route, Reynisfjara black sand beach, and the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. This package also offers you the chance to fly to the north to visit Lake Mývatn or head west to the great Snæfellsnes peninsula. The tour offers more optional activities and destinations, so you can tailor it to your interests. If you love to swim, snorkelling in Silfra gorge on your day touring the Golden Circle will make it way cooler. For some fast fun, go snowmobiling on Langjökull or walk the ice tunnels under the glacier.  If you want to experience the firey side of Iceland and witness as many volcanos, craters, and geothermal fissures as possible, you should not miss out on the Þríhnjúkagígur volcano tour, which boasts the only place on earth that you can go inside of a volcano.  Another thrilling option is to take off to the north for Day 6. The moon-like landscape of Lake Myvatn and its surrounding areas will make you feel like an astronaut on an interstellar space mission. If you want something more romantic and picturesque, head off to Snaefellsnes peninsula in the west, often referred to as "Iceland in miniature." Walk around the cute fishing villages and visit Mount Kirkjufell, and you will end the day with a refreshed spirit and some beautiful photos! If you've tired yourself out with all this activity by Day 7, you can stay in the city and explore the cafés and souvenir shops of Reykjavik. Or, if you're determined to see it all, you can take a day trip to Snæfellsnes peninsula for more scenes bursting with nature's beauty. Due to limited availability and high demand for summer accommodation and these unique activities, it is recommended that you book as soon as possible, so this dream trip to Iceland becomes a reality this summer. So don't hesitate to book! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
29 reviews

Duration:
8days
Available:
Mar. - Oct.
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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.
4.4
120 reviews

Duration:
3hours
Available:
All year
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Original Whale Watching Adventure from Reykjavík

Hop aboard and sail out on Faxaflói Bay to meet the largest inhabitants of Iceland, the whales. Faxaflói Bay is the home to many different species of whale throughout the year, and they are more than willing to say hello to you. This is a tour perfect for any lovers of wildlife and authentic natural wonders.  You will meet with the tour provider by the Old Reykjavík Harbour, where you will turn in your voucher in exchange for a ticket to the whale watching boat, and visit the Whale Watching Centre which is facilitated onboard an old fishing vessel that is permanently docked by the pier. In the centre, you can enjoy interactive multimedia shows about whales and marine wildlife around Iceland. Your guide will meet you there and show you to your boat. Then it is time to head out to the vast Faxaflói bay armed with binoculars—and, of course, your camera.  As this tour takes place on the open water, it can get mighty cold and windy, even in summer, so please take care to dress warmly and bring a hat and gloves. Windbreaker jackets are recommended, as well as waterproof underlayers in the case of rain. There are overalls on board you can use. Summer season is great for whale watching, as the wildlife in the bay is at its highest peak. This is the time when the minke and humpback whales are the most abundant. The white-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises, however, are residents year round.  Occasionally, other species are spotted such as the enormous fin whale, the orca or killer whale, and even blue whales, the largest mammal in the world. The chances of spotting whales vary in accordance with food availability of the shores, but the sighting success of this tour exceeds 90%.   If no whales or dolphins are seen on your tour you will receive a complimentary ticket valid for two years, so if you're in a hurry, there is no need to worry. Don't miss out on this opportunity to behold the gentle giants of the sea. Check availability by choosing a date. 
4.2
18 reviews

Duration:
3hours
Available:
All year
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Best Value Whale Watching Trip from Reykjavik

Embark on an incredible and affordable whale watching excursion from Reykjavik. This ocean adventure grants you a fantastic opportunity to see a wealth of marine and bird life, without taking considerable time away from your holiday. The vessel you will be travelling in is perfect for spotting whales. It has three separate viewing platforms as well as an indoor saloon equipped with a café, so you can enjoy a hot drink or light refreshments throughout the journey. You can organize a pick-up from your accommodation or designated bus stop if staying in Reykjavik City center for a small cost, or else meet at the departure point most convenient to you: from Reykjavik Old Harbour. Once everyone has boarded, you will head straight out into Faxaflói bay, where the creatures of the deep are waiting. En route, in clear weather, you will get some fantastic views of the nature surrounding Reykjavik—the sight of the whole Reykjanes and Snæfellsnes peninsulas are stunning to behold. Summer is the peak season for whale-watching, as it is the prime feeding time for the whales and migratory seabirds such as puffins can be seen. That being said, the winter months still regularly yield excellent results; just expect to see less bird-life. The four main species you will be searching for are the Minke Whale, the Humpback Whale, the white-beaked dolphin and the harbour porpoise; each of these creatures is unique and fascinating. That is not to say these are the only creatures you may see, however; Fin Whales, Killer Whales (or orcas), Pilot Whales and even Basking Sharks are known visitors in Faxaflói Bay. You will spend two to three and a half hours on the water, searching for and marvelling over the marine life. Your experienced guide can answer any questions you may have; and will tell you about each creature as you see it. If the weather means this tour is cancelled, you are welcome to join tour some onther day or get a full refund if you did not join this tour before or if you are very unlucky and there are no sightings, you get to go again, free of charge, until you see a marine mammal. So do not hesitate to book; grab your chance to see the majestic animals of the deep at an affordable price! Check availability by choosing a date. Whale Watching:  January - May & 16 September - December: 13:00 June - 15 September: 14:00 March - 15 November: 9:00 Whale Watching tour last for: Winter - approx. 3-3,5 h Summer (1.06-15.09) - approx. 2 - 3h at 9:00 & 14:00 - will be provided with the faster boat so the time on the spotting area will be the same, just sailing to that point and back to harbour would be shorter.
4.1
62 reviews

Duration:
3hours
Available:
All year
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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. 
4.6
70 reviews

Duration:
3hours
Available:
Sep. - Nov.
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Eyjafjord Humpbacks | Whale Watching from Akureyri

Whale watch from the ‘capital of the North’, Akureyri, and witness the unbelievable wealth of marine life in Eyjafjörður (Island fjord). No one who loves nature and wildlife, planning to travel to Iceland’s North, should give this tour a miss! The excursion departs from Akureyri’s floating pier, which you can arrange a drop-off to, but walking is relatively easy due to closeness to town. Here, you will board your high-speed vessel, a sleek ship with a large indoor area, outdoor viewing platforms, a bar and a room of overalls you can borrow to keep warm in. As soon as the departure time arrives, you will set off into the fjord in search for wildlife. Watching the beautiful town of Akureyri shrink behind you, and the amazing mountains of Tröllaskagi (Troll peninsula) loom over you, is a lovely way to start the tour. You will continue sailing until you reach the feeding grounds of the whales. Humpback whales are the most common species sighted in the North of Iceland, especially during the summer months although they are also seen in winter. These gregarious acrobats are well-known surface performers, entertaining guests by breaching, fluke diving and feeding. You also have the chance to see white-beaked dolphins in abundance throughout the year, as well as harbour porpoises and even seals. Other species previously reported in the fjord are the Blue whale, Orcas and Fin whales, although they are not a permanent resident in the area and quite a rare sighting on our tours. If taking the tour in summer, you may get so lucky to see Puffins that reside in Iceland to breed during the summertime as well as countless other seabirds. While this species in particular is gone come winter, many others remain. The surroundings are as beautiful in either season, although the landscapes when covered in snow are particularly mesmerising. For three hours, you will sail into the longest glacial fjord in all of Iceland on our comfortable and specially modified catamaran, hopefully catching sighting after sighting. It would be very unusual not to see a single whale, dolphin or porpoise on your trip, as our sighting success over the past couple of summers is 100%, but if that is indeed the case, you will be able to join another tour free of charge. And of course, if the tour is cancelled due to weather, you’ll be able to get on the next trip that fits into your schedule. See the whales of North Iceland during an unforgettable experience. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.5
34 reviews

Duration:
3hours
Available:
All year
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8 Days / 7 Nights Self Drive Tour | The Ring Road & Golden Circle

Book now and secure yourself eight days and 7 nights in the land of ice and fire. This road trip is for anyone who likes to go where the wind takes them, rather than having tour guides in control. Using the Ring Road as your guide, you'll see as many of the country's natural wonders as can be fitted into eight days, including the capital city of Reykjavík, the world-famous Golden Circle sightseeing route, and Akureyri, 'the Capital of the North.' You'll also visit Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, the beautiful Lake Mývatn, waterfalls, volcanoes, rural towns and countless other attractions.  During the booking process, you can also add some exciting activities to your trip at a discounted price. Daredevils can go snowmobiling on Langjökull glacier, hike on a glacier or snorkel between two continents in Þingvellir National Park. Nature enthusiasts can join the famous Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon boat tour, go whale watching off Húsavík town, ride an Icelandic horse through the countryside, explore the dark places of the Earth on a caving tour, or venture inside the glistening white halls of a glacier. There is even the chance to descend into the vividly coloured magma chamber of a sleeping volcano. And if you want to relax, you can book a trip to the world-famous Blue Lagoon, so you can bask in its soothing azure waters while you're here.  Also to help you relax is the personal itinerary you'll receive upon booking. There you'll find many spots where you can be virtually alone, at incredible locations most visitors have never heard of. You'll also find in the itinerary, information of you full-comfort accommodation which will include an ensuite bathroom and breakfast. So do not hesitate, grab the wheel and this unique opportunity to create the perfect stay in Iceland; exploring the all-time attractions of the Ring Road as well its hidden gems at your own pace. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
77 reviews

Duration:
8days
Available:
May. - Oct.
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10 Day Self Drive Tour | Top Ring Road Attractions & Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Make the most of your time in Iceland with this extensive 10-day, self-drive tour. Over the course of your adventure, you will discover all the popular natural wonders Iceland has to offer, and many sights you may not even know exist. This self-drive package helps you save money without sacrificing anything! It circles the Ring Road, taking you around the whole country, including the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, and the famous Golden Circle. Better yet, it offers full comfort, - your accommodation will always have an ensuite bathroom and breakfast is included. Best of all, you choose where to drive, and when to leave. There are no bus schedules or impatient tour guides to worry about. You're free to spend as much time in each spot as you'd like. At Guide to Iceland, we want you to experience the best of the natural beauty this country has to offer. We hope you’ll leave feeling revitalised and exhilarated by the beauty of the Icelandic landscape. To help with this, we've handpicked hidden locations across the land where you can be almost entirely alone, far from noisy people or busy streets. These are included in our travel plan, which you'll receive after you book.  Customise your vacation during booking so that it's exactly what you've been dreaming of. On your way around the Golden Circle, snorkel in the space between two continental plates, go snowmobiling on Langjökull glacier or explore the inside of a volcanic magma chamber (if you're here between May and November). You can also take a tour to an ice cave in Mýrdalsjökull glacier, and visit the world-famous Blue Lagoon Spa. Furthermore, you can hike a glacier, or board a ship to see the giants of the deep in the whale-watching capital of Europe. You can also get the lay of the land with a horse riding trek, journey into dark lava caves, or even walk inside man-made channels within Langjökull glacier. You can get all of these excursions at a reduced price if you book them alongside this tour. Check out how many stunning sights and activities you can see and do in Iceland on this amazing trip! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.7
92 reviews

Duration:
10days
Available:
May. - Oct.
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Close Up | Whales, Puffins & Reykjavik Coast

Marvel over the bountiful marine and avian life just off the coast of Reykjavík with this whale- and puffin-watching tour. Conducted in a RIB boat, this excursion will get as close as possible to the animals, without disturbing their natural behaviour, and is sure to get your adrenaline pumping. Your RIB will be waiting for you at the floating pier by Reykjavík’s Old Harbour. Each boat has just twelve seats, ensuring a personal and intimate experience. After getting into your overalls and life-jacket, you’ll board, strap up, and zip out into Faxaflói Bay. Before reaching open water, you will be able to marvel over Reykjavík’s coastal landmarks. The most notable of these is the Harpa Concert Hall, an incredible feat of modern architecture, and the Sun Voyager, a beautiful sculpture representing adventure into the unknown. As you get further to sea, more scenery will unfold around you. You will be able to see the mountainous and verdant Hvalfjörður (Whale Fjord), and the barren and volcanic Reykjanes Peninsula. In particularly clear weather, you will be able to see all the way over to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. The wildlife you seek could appear at any time. The species that frequent Iceland’s waters most regularly are minke and humpback whales, white-beaked dolphins, and harbour porpoises. However, it is not unheard of to see other creatures, such as orcas, pilot whales, fin- and sei whales and the great blue whale (although rare in our waters). The guide on board is an expert at locating these cetaceans and can tell you all about them throughout the tour. Due to how small your vessel is, these explanations will hopefully go on when one of the marvellous creatures of the deep is mere metres away. Whales, dolphins and porpoises are not the only highlights of this tour, however. The birdwatching opportunities are also incredible. Dozens of species, such as kittiwakes, fulmar and arctic tern, can all be seen in the sky and water, and you are also very likely to see puffins (during the season 15 May - 15 August) as the puffins are here during that time for their annual breeding season. After admiring the marine life of Faxaflói bay, you will be whisked back to Reykjavík’s harbour. On the way back you have ample views of the bay’s surrounding areas and the astonishing view of the city from sea. Don’t miss this opportunity to see some of Iceland’s most beautiful animals! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
35 reviews

Duration:
2hours
Available:
Apr. - Oct.
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Puffin Tour from Reykjavík

Marvel over Iceland’s most adorable creature on this affordable and rewarding puffin-watching tour. This trip leaves multiple times a day from Reykjavík throughout summer and lasts just an hour, so is perfect to fit around other plans. You will board your puffin-watching boat from Reykjavík’s Old Harbour, which is right beside the downtown area, and zip straight out onto the ocean. Your vessel has been doing this for seventeen years and is perfectly adapted for getting as close to the puffins as possible. Two islands just off the coast of the capital, Lundey and Akurey, are havens for these adorable little birds, and they take just fifteen minutes to reach.  You will visit whichever island is most convenient based on the weather. Both are very similar, however: picturesque, with rocky shores, little hills, and thousands upon thousands of birds. While puffins are, of course, the highlight of this trip, other species may peak your interest; Northern Fulmars, Arctic Terns, and Black Guillemots are all regularly seen. Your boat will work hard not to disturb the birds, but you will soon see that the puffins are well accustomed to being watched, and do not frighten easily. You can thus observe them knowing that the impact you are having on their nesting and feeding is absolutely minimal. You will be surprised how close you can get to them, and the binoculars on board allow your experience to be even more personal. There is an expert on Iceland’s birdlife on board with you, who will tell you about the puffins, other species, and the surrounding nature. They are, of course, more than happy to answer any questions that you may have. After spending half hour or so at either Lundey or Akurey, you will return to Reykjavík harbour, having had an excellent experience that barely scratched into your valuable time in this country. Enjoy Iceland’s cutest creature, on this affordable, convenient, and wonderful tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.6
22 reviews

Duration:
60minutes
Available:
May. - Aug.
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Whale Watching on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Come along on an excursion of the marine life of Breiðafjörður Bay. This whale watching tour is perfect for all nature lovers who are travelling the Snæfellsnes peninsula and want to add an adventurous twist to their holiday. You will set sails from the little village of Ólafsvík and head straight out into Breiðafjörður Bay, where your captain will find the best place to spot the magnificent whales. As you cruise the ocean, your expert guide will tell you all about each creature you see and answer any questions you may have about the area. The oceans along the Snæfellsnes coastline is the best place to see two of Iceland’s top predators; Orcas, also known as killer whales, and sperm whales. The Orcas are apex predators, which mean that no other animal feeds on them, while the majestic sperm whale is the world’s largest predatory animal. Other species of whale also make Breiðafjörður Bay their home, such as minke whales, harbour porpoises, acrobatic white-beaked dolphins and enormous humpback whales. On rare occasions, pilot whales have been spotted migrating from the high seas towards the island in search of food. Breiðafjörður Bay is also known for its diverse birdlife, so you should keep an eye out for those brightly coloured beaks of puffins and arctic terns as you sail along the beautiful Snæfellsnes peninsula. Snæfellsnes combines all the wonders of Iceland. There you can find stunning waterfalls, imposing cliffs, jagged lava fields, sandy shores and amazing wildlife. Looming over the area is Snæfellsjökull, a 7000-year-old stratovolcano with a glacier covering its summit. Don't hesitate. Grab your chance now to see the whales, dolphins, birds and breathtaking landscapes of West Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.9
20 reviews

Duration:
3hours
Available:
Apr. - Oct.
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Midnight Sun | Evening Whale Watching

Witness the whales, dolphins, porpoises and seabirds of Faxaflói Bay in the most exciting way possible: beneath the Midnight Sun. This tour from Reykjavík should not be missed by those who love wildlife and nature. You will start this nighttime adventure at Reykjavík’s Old Harbour, where your whale watch boat will be awaiting you. You will board, but if you are early, can explore a floating museum first, which is home to several interactive exhibitions on the great creatures of Iceland’s seas. As soon as you set out, you will get fantastic views of the city and the surrounding nature; you will see Mount Esja, the Reykjanes Peninsula and the Whale Fjord, Hvalfjörður. In very clear weather, you’ll also be able to see all the way to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. While all of these sites are beautiful throughout the year, they are even more special when beneath the midnight sun, which paints the sky vivid oranges and pinks. Faxaflói Bay has a wealth of life, which peaks in the summer. Both Humpback and Minke Whales use the waters as feeding grounds, and White-Beaked Dolphins and Harbour Porpoises are year-round residents. Puffins bob on the surface of the water, amongst many other species of seabird, while Basking Sharks are, on occasion, seen cruising beneath. You’ll spend three hours marvelling over this spectacular wealth of wildlife. Even in summer, it can get a little chilly on the seas, but worry not. You can borrow overalls, there is an indoor saloon, and a cafe at which you can warm up with a hot drink or an alcoholic one. If, by any chance, you don’t see a whale or dolphin, you will be able to join another whale-watch for free until you do. Marvel over the animals of Faxaflói Bay, under the midnight sun. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.0
5 reviews

Duration:
3hours
Available:
Jun. - Aug.
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8 Day Summer Self Drive Tour | West & South Coast In-Depth

Take your time getting to know all that Iceland's south and west coasts have to offer on this slow-paced self-drive tour. This is the perfect hassle-free vacation for those who want to explore Iceland's attractions in depth. On this 8-day tour, you'll have ample time to explore the Golden Circle and the attractions of Iceland's South Coast, including the glacier lagoon Jökulsárlón, various waterfalls, black sand beaches and picturesque little towns. This itinerary also includes some downtime in Reykjavík and time to enjoy the best of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, often named 'Iceland in miniature' due to its diverse natural attractions. On your route, you'll visit all three National Parks of Iceland, and you'll want to have plenty of time to enjoy each one, so on this holiday you'll never feel rushed, especially as it never gets fully dark and you can use the lingering days to explore long into the nighttime. As you are behind the wheel, you are in control of how long you stay at each attraction, but by spending two nights in the same accommodation, you can fully explore the area surrounding you. Instead of rushing through each part of Iceland and only skimming the surface of available attractions you'll have both two nights on the Golden Circle, as well as two nights on the South Coast. To help you make the most of each location, there are optional add-on tours in each area, as diverse as glacier hiking and exploring ice caves, to relaxing in modern spa retreats. Other options include exploring the depths of Iceland's volcanic lava caves, whale and bird watching, snorkelling between continents or pumping up your adrenaline on a snowmobile drive across a glacier! All of these come at a discounted price if you book them now. Don't wait any longer and book this 8-day in-depth tour of west and south Iceland now! Check availability by choosing a date.
4.7
18 reviews

Duration:
8days
Available:
Apr. - Sep.
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Husavik Original Whale Watching Adventure

Join an unforgettable whale watching tour that departs from Húsavík, the whale capital of Iceland, and embark on an adventure to witness the magnificent wildlife in Skjálfandi bay. After you have picked up your ticket, you will be greeted by the crew that will welcome you onboard an old traditional oak boat. You will be provided with warm overalls so you won't get cold out at sea for the duration of the tour.  When everyone is ready, you'll sail out of the harbour, heading straight onto the beautiful Skjálfandi bay. Expect a three-hour whale watching tour, in which you explore the abundant wildlife of Iceland's coastline. During the tour, you'll be treated to light refreshments, a cup of hot chocolate and some cinnamon buns. The Minke whale was the most commonly sighted whale species when whale watching tours started to run from Húsavík. Over the years, however, this has changed and now, more than 20 years later, more and more whale species are entering the bay. Today, the Humpback whale is the most commonly spotted whale. In recent years the biggest animal on the earth, the Blue whale, has also been seen frequently. Orcas, Fin whales, Sei whales and Northern Bottlenose whales have also been spotted in Skjálfandi Bay, and it's not unlikely that you can see some White-beaked dolphins and Harbour porpoises as well. These amazing animals visit the bay to feed on the plentiful krill and plankton. There are frequent departures, but due to great demand, it is recommended that you make reservations in advance and secure your chance of exploring the open seas and meeting the great giants of the North Atlantic! Check the booking availability by choosing a date.
4.7
3 reviews

Duration:
3hours
Available:
Sep. - Nov.
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Whale Watching & Videy Island

Jump aboard and join an incredible tour that combines whale watching in Faxaflói Bay and a visit to the fascinating Viðey Island. This is a perfect excursion for those based in Reykjavík who want a sea-based adventure. You will start the tour at Reykjavík's Old Harbour, where you will board a boat heading to Viðey Island, which is less than a kilometre from shore. Once here, you will walk smooth paths through the island's pristine natural setting, seeing one of the oldest houses in the city, exploring beautiful beaches and enjoying stunning artworks, such as Yoko Ono's Imagine Peace Tower and Richard Serra's piece titled 'Áfangar.' The Viðeyjarstofa café is open every day in summer, serving refreshments between 11 am and 6 pm, so you can eat before setting out on your whale watch. When your whale watch departs, you will set out into Faxaflói Bay. You will be surrounded by beautiful features, such as Mount Esjan, and in clear weather, the Reykjanes Peninsula and the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. You can enjoy these surroundings until the whales and dolphins of Iceland begin to appear. The most common species seen are Minke Whales and White-Beaked Dolphins, although you also have a great chance to spot Humpbacks and Harbour Porpoises. It is not unheard of, however, for around twenty other species to appear, including Blue Whales and Orcas. You will also see a wealth of seabirds, that in summer will include puffins.  Experienced guides on board will be looking out for any tell-tale signs of whales, such as their blows or the 'footprints' they leave when diving. They will also tell you all about each species you see, your surroundings, and are happy to answer any questions. Don't miss your opportunity to explore Viðey Island and witness whales from Reykjavík. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
7hours
Available:
Sep. - May.
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7 Day Summer Package | Customise Your Trip

Create the perfect holiday in Iceland with this 7-day summer package. See some of Iceland’s most beautiful sights, such as Reynisfjara black sand beach and Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, and customise your days by adding exciting activities such as visiting the Blue Lagoon and hiking in the Highlands. This is the perfect holiday package for those who like to follow their own path but let others take care of the arrangements. With this 7-day package, you’ll get a tour of the famous Golden Circle which you can spice up by adding adventures such as snowmobiling on a glacier, snorkelling in Silfra fissure or riding an Icelandic horse.  You will also embark on a 2-day tour of the stunning South Coast of Iceland, seeing silvery waterfalls, stretches of black sand beaches, majestic glaciers, and a stunning glacier lagoon. There, you will have the opportunity to go glacier hiking and, if travelling from May onwards, sail between icebergs at Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. Back in Reykjavík, you will have the choice of taking a tour which allows you to step inside Langjökull glacier or entering the magma chamber of a volcano. You can also choose to spend the day exploring the city, take a journey into the Highlands or go whale watching. All accommodations, transfers, and activities will be taken care of prior to your arrival, and so all you have to do is decide what you want to do with your time in Iceland. Customise your trip to the land of ice and fire and book this fantastic 7-day summer package now. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.9
10 reviews

Duration:
7days
Available:
Mar. - Oct.
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Whale Watching and Sea Angling

Join a tour led by the oldest whale watching tour operator in Iceland—founded in 1993 and specialising in whale watching and sea angling. Enjoy whale watching in Eyjafjörður fjord, a little sea angling during the return trip and have your catch filleted to your heart's desire. This tour departs from Hauganes, an authentic fishing village on the west side of Eyjafjörður, just 30 km North of Akureyri. From this small picturesque settlement, your tour departs to immerse you in the whale population of the fjord.  Whether the whales have ventured deep into the fjord or stay closer to Hrísey island, they are always just a short trip away from Hauganes. Enjoy a comfortable tour while observing the fantastic scenery, birdlife, and of course the diverse range of whales that reside in Eyjafjörður. The species most commonly spotted on these tours are the great Humpback Whales, Minke Whales, Harbour Porpoise, and White Beaked Dolphins. If you’re lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of a Killer Whale or a Blue Whale!  Your captain spends the winters as professional fishermen so you can be assured you’re in good hands during the summer season of whale watching. In 2017 there was a 99% whale spotting success rate and no less is expected in 2018! This tour is carbon neutral, but one tree is planted for each for each excursion that is undertaken. Furthermore, the oak boats run partially on biodiesel made from recycled cooking oil from restaurants. Each tour includes complimentary coffee and Icelandic pastries and you will be provided with warm safety clothing. All the equipment you may need to enjoy sea angling or deep sea fishing is available for you on board the ship. So don't wait to book the whale watching and sea angling adventure of a lifetime. Check availability by choosing a date.
5.0
2 reviews

Duration:
2.5hours
Available:
All year
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Big Whale Safari & Puffins | RIB Boat Tour from Húsavík

See the giants of the deep and the world’s most adorable bird on this boat trip from the whale-watching capital of Europe. Those with a passion for wildlife should make every effort to join this unbelievable tour. You will find your little whale watching boat at the harbour in the charming northern town of Húsavík. You’ll notice that it is much closer to the water, and with far fewer seats, than the larger vessels, which will allow you to have very intimate encounters with every creature you see. When everyone is in their overalls and lifejackets and has boarded, your boat will zip out into Skjálfandi Bay. It will not take long at all before the whales and dolphins of these arctic waters begin to show. The two most common species of cetacean here are both surface performers and acrobatics, making almost every sighting with them breathtaking. These are the mighty Humpback Whale and the gregarious White-beaked Dolphins. The next most common species, Minke Whales and Harbour Porpoises, are very charming, if a little less exciting. These, however, are not the only marine mammals you may see. Húsavík is the whale watching capital of Europe largely because of its incredible diversity; you have a decent chance of seeing Blue, Fin, Pilot and Beaked Whales, as well as orcas. The puffins are likely to be numerous throughout the tour. You may see them flapping wildly overhead, diving for fish, or just relaxing on the surface of the water. Your boat is small enough to approach their nesting islands up close, where you can see them protecting their burrows in lifelong pairs. The puffin season is from April 15th – August 20th. These islands, and the surrounding landscapes, are beautiful and dramatic, so any time where you are not marvelling over the animals, you can appreciate the stunning views. After you have seen what is likely to be a huge wealth of life, you will return to Húsavík’s harbour. Witness Iceland’s incredible animals on this once-in-a-lifetime tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.8
30 reviews

Duration:
2.5hours
Available:
Sep. - Oct.
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Whales & Puffins | Combo Tour from Reykjavik Harbour

Join this budget-friendly combo of both whale watching and puffin watching from Reykjavík Harbour and maximise your travel experience in Iceland. If you are a lover of wildlife and want to see Iceland’s most impressive animals without leaving the capital, this is the tour for you.  Your adventure begins at the Old Harbour in the city centre of Reykjavík, where you will meet your experied guide for your first tour. Thousands of puffins migrate from the open seas to Iceland each year to nest and breed, and many are found in the water venue of your adventure, Faxaflói Bay. Our designated Puffin Express boat, Old Skúli, has a shallow draft that enables us to get extra close to the islands where the puffins nest. Please note that during busy hours, other boats may be used. You have two different choices for the whale watching tour: Classic and Express. The Classic tour is operated on one of the largest whale watching boats in Icleand, and features an educational and interactive focus on board. This tour is 3-3.5 hours in duration.  The Express tour is operated on a fast-cruising boat, which enables you to get out and back to the whale watching area much faster. This tour is 2-2.5 hours but allows you to spend the same amount of time in the whale watching area as the Classic tour. Both whale watching tours have spacious indoor and outdoor seating areas, restrooms, a cafeteria area, free Wi-Fi and thermal overalls for all passengers (including childrens sizes). The four most common species that are seen on our whale watching tours are minke whales, humpback whales, white-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises. If nothing is seen on your whale watching tour, you will get a free ticket to try again - valid indefinitely. You select your tours by choosing a time to book: 9:00 departure begins with Classic Whale Watching, followed by Puffin Express. 10:00 departure begins with Express Whale Watching, followed by Puffin Express. 12:30 departure begins with Puffin Express, followed by Whale Watching Express. Please note that these are 2 different tours and you can choose to do them at different times or dates. If you would like to split them up, please select a time and then contact the supplier directly to change it for you.
4.4
9 reviews

Duration:
4hours
Available:
May. - Aug.
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