Experience Iceland's famous Golden Circle Tour of its most beautiful natural wonders. Back in Reykjavik in the late afternoon you'll board a whale watching vessel and head out to sea and hopefully spot some gentle giants.
What to Expect
For an unforgettable action-packed day, take Iceland’s most iconic tour, the Golden Circle, and afterwards head out to sea for some whale watching. Step on board the all new bus fleet, equipped with computer tablets in each seat. On the tablets you can use the GPS-Sensitive In Bus Audio Guide, available in 10 languages. So, if you wish to know interesting facts about Iceland and the places you will visit on the tour in a language that you are likely to be comfortable with, that is very possible. Onboard you will also find a USB Chargerand free WiFi. Should you have any questions during the tour or about our small country, you can ask the host who will happily assist you.
The Golden Circle is made up of three of Iceland´s most treasured natural wonders: The beautiful Þingvellir National Park, where the continental plates have been pulling apart and where the world´s first democratic parliament was established; the spectacular spouting geyser, Strokkur; and the powerful Gullfoss Waterfall that thunders 32 metres down into a deep canyon. This tour showcases some of Iceland´s most picturesque countryside and unspoilt nature. Departures for the Golden Circle Tour are at 08:30 and 19:00 and the tour lasts approx. 8 hours. Departure for the whale watching trip is at 17:00, which means that those going on the 08:30 Golden Circle Tour will have around an hour before boarding the whale watching ship. Here’s the perfect opportunity to explore the quaint old harbor with its design boutiques and coffee houses, or simply stroll around and take in all the action in the busy harbour.
On your return to Reykjavik you'll head off whale watching from Reykjavík harbour. In the bay can be found a large variety of whales, dolphins and birds that happily enjoy the long days and bright nights of the Icelandic summer. The minke whales are playful and in large numbers, along with the quick and quirky white-beaked dolphins, the cute harbor porpoises and the huge humpback whales. Your guides have more than 15 years experience of guiding and operating whale watching tours in the Faxafói Bay, so you can be certain that your tour operators love and respect the whales and other wildlife in the bay. The trips always bear in mind the wellbeing of the whales and are also active participants in the protection and research of whales. All of the whale watching tours start from our ticket office on the Ægisgarður pier at the Old Harbour in Reykjavík. Your whale watching guide will meet you in our Whale Watching Centre located on board an old fishing vessel that is permanently moored at the pier.
Before or after the tour you can enjoy the onboard multimedia show that includes images and videos providing lots of fascinating facts about the whales and marine life in Icelandic waters.
- Free tour pick-up from your accommodation in Reykjavík
- Admission to the sights
- Free Wifi and USB charger for each seat
- In-bus audio guide with a choice of languages
- Our specially modified whale watching ships all have big viewing decks as well as indoor Facilities such as cafeteria and toilets
- Access to the Whale Watching Centre
- Wireless internet on board
- Whale Guarantee”: If there are no whales on your tour then you get another free try on the classic whale watching tour
Know Before You Go
Teenagers 12-15 years 50% off & children 0-11 years old free
Min: No minimum number of participants.
Age limit: No age limit
Bring with you: Dress according to weather. In Iceland it is always smart to dress in warm and waterproof clothes, weather changes are swift so expect the unexpected. Bring a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good outdoor shoes are recommended.*
In-Bus-Audio-Guide: We recommend that you bring your own headphones, simply because they will fit you best. It is also great for the environment.If you don´t have your headphones, with you or forgot to bring them, no worries we sell earphones on board.
Duration: Approx. 10 hours including a minimum 30 minute stop at Geysir Hot Springs, Gullfoss Waterfall and Þingvellir National Park and approx. 3 hours on the Whale watching boat
*If you don’t have warm clothing we will supply you with a very warm overall and more gear, as well as having some sweaters to lend on the Whale watching boat.