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from Reykjavik:Whale Watching & Northern Lights Combo Cruise

3.7 / 5

24 reviews

Activity provider: Reykjavik Sailors

from Reykjavik:Whale Watching & Northern Lights Combo Cruise

Activity provider: Reykjavik Sailors
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From US$ 167.73 per person

Likely to sell out

Experience the best of Iceland on a Whale Watching and Northern Lights combo tour. Look for whales in their natural environment off the coast of Reykjavik during the day and then hunt for the Northern Lights at sea after dark.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Audio guide included
Chinese, English, French, German, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible


  • Find giants in their natural environment in Atlantic Ocean
  • Spot Minke whales, Humpback whales, and Dolphins
  • See Mother Nature light up the sky
  • Experience moments so beautiful they leave you speechless
  • Listen to an informative commentary from experienced guides
Full description

Look for whales and other marine animals in their natural environment on a whale-watching cruise from Reykjavik. Get the chance to spot minke and humpback whales, harbor porpoises, and white-beaked dolphins. Then, enjoy a cozy cruise in the evening time as you go in search of the Northern Lights.

Sail into Faxaflói bay in search of various wildlife species. Take in the spectacular views of the mountains and islands around Reykjavik as well as the wonderful birdlife.

Then, escape the city lights in the evening to find the best site to see the Northern Lights. Climb aboard for a 2-hour cruise and keep cozy in the heated indoor bar, or put on provided warm overalls to look at the stars from the outdoor deck.

  • 3-3.5-hour whale watching tour
  • 2-3-hour Northern lights tour
  • Experienced and professional guides
  • Free ticket to join again in case of no sightings
  • Warm flotation overalls
  • Free WiFi on board
  • Heated indoor cabins and toilets on board
  • Complimentary seasickness tablets available
  • Audio guide with headphones in English, German, French, Spanish and Chinese
  • Food and drink (can be purchased onboard)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Important information

What to bring

  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • Please be aware that due to environmental reasons during certain times of the year your trip may be delivered on a shared boat with one of the activity supplier's partners. The activity supplier is committed to ensuring the environment is kept pristine by making sure fewer boats are on the water.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.7 /5

based on 24 reviews

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Unfortunately, we were not really lucky on the whale watching tour and only saw a dorsal fin for a very short time. In addition, we had quite strong seas. You have to like it or be able to endure it - but that's why we still had a lot of fun. The northern lights tour was absolutely amazing. We were allowed to admire beautiful Northern Lights! The organization was great and the guides were very friendly and competent on both tours.

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October 4, 2022

The whale watching + northern lights combo was great! Realizing 01/10/23 is the best time to watch whales but we were able to see several. For the Northern Lights there was a bit of cloud cover but they were there! The guides are really great! I recommend

January 11, 2023

The tour was very good. It got canceled but rescheduling was very easy. Guides have a great knowledge of the whales and the northern lights. The sea sickness pills did help because the sea was very rough the day of the tour. I can definitely recommend taking this tour.

October 16, 2022

Product ID: 123542