This tour combines some of Iceland's biggest attractions and most popular tourist activities making it the perfect day tour for visitors to Iceland. The tour starts with whale watching from Reykjavik out to the waters of Faxaflói bay, which is the feeding ground for numerous species of whales and sea birds. Arriving from whale watching the tour commences on to Iceland's most popular tourist route, the Golden Circle that loops out of Reykjavik to Þingvellir National Park, up to Geysir hot spring area and Gullfoss waterfall, and back to Reykjavik
Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik
Your trip starts with a whale watching tour from Reykjavik, where you’ll get a chance to see whales and dolphins in their natural environment on just out from Reykjavik on Faxaflói bay.
Rich Bird life of Faxaflói Bay
The bird life of Faxaflói bay is rich and diverse all year round. Largest flocks are seen in late winter, when Capelin migrates to the area, drawing in thousands of birds and whales to gorge on this life-giving nourishment.
Whales of Iceland Exhibition
After whale watching, you can visit the "Whales of Iceland Exhibition" which is the largest exhibition of its kind in Europe, featuring around twenty-five life-size specimen of whales that live in the waters around Iceland.
Golden Circle Tour
Following whale watching you'll head out on the Golden circle tour that covers Iceland's biggest natural attractions, including Þingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, and Geysir geothermal area.
Þingvellir National Park
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Þingvellir National Park, is one of most significant place in Iceland in terms of nature and history. It is the birthplace of the Icelandic Viking age Parliament Alþingi (930 AD), where laws were made and medieval justice carried out.
Þingvellir is home to lake Þingvallavatn, Iceland's largest natural lake, and is the place where the tectonic plates of America and Eurasia meet and drift apart.
Gullfoss waterfall is one of the most popular natural attractions of the Golden Circle trip. Standing next to the double cascade waterfall as it thunders down into the narrow Hvítárgljufur canyon is an unforgettable experience.
Geysir Hot Spring Area
At Geysir geothermal area, one of the highlights is the hot spring Strokkur that erupts with scalding water every 5 minutes.
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The whale watching was cancelled due to bad weather, but the golden circle tour was really great, I would recommend it 100% and our tour guide was very good also.
Gray Line were excellent throughout the whole experience. Booking was easy, followed up by fantastic tour guides and a very well planned out day. Would highly recommend Gray Line.
The site was easy to navigate & search option informative. I found all info needed.
Everything worked out very well. Good guide an very professional! The seats were the only setback (very little leg space)
Grandes profesionales, guías con mucha experiencia. No pudimos ver ballenas el día que teníamos contratado y nos dieron un ticket para poder volver a intentarlo, y la segunda vez lo conseguimos! .
Excellent service and very friendly staff
I had a great time and learned about Iceland. I would recommend your tours because you picked me up on time daily, your drivers were friendly and courteous and the sites were amazing.
They had a terrific, knowledgable and witty guide by the name of Mr. Jacob.
Very well organised. Pick up from hotel on time and pick up from whale watching to golden circle tour on time. Clean and well maintained bus. Our tour guide was friendly, interesting, informative and helpful.
Really well organised. Hotel pick up was always on time and really handy.
What an amazing day. Whale watching in the morning followed by the express Golden Circle tour in the afternoon. Both trips had knowledgeable guides who made this a fun, learning experience.
Such a fabulous and well organised trip Saw Minke whales and dolphins in the morning and then all the Golden Circle highlights in the afternoon. Both guides were great. Would highly recommend this trip
Questions are answered quickly and online/website pretty easy to navigate. It would be helpful to have more information about the tours as they vary by season (for example, what kind of whales/marine life to expect depending on time of year).
Online booking was easy and convenient.
Timing was perfect. Never 5 mins later than they said they would be. Communication was amazing, always received updates on our trip as by email. Drivers and tour guides were always professional and helpful. I would recommend this company to all my friends and family
I was informed late on the south coast and whale watching.The northern lights wasnt expalne that we can not see the it on our naked eyes.
Web site did not work, then i asked for help which came, but then after paying I had no booking sheet! Then it was sorted out. But not a good process. I would say a poor process which was overcome by helpful human intervention.
professional and punctual, on time and very friendly.
Everything was on time and ran smoothly, the guides were very good!
We went on 3 trips organised by gray line and each provided comfortable , clean coaches Prompt and pick ups and drop offs The tour guides were all knowledgable, friendly and funny The trips were all excellent
We was already on a tour with Grayline, it was the combo tour with the whales and golden circle. After the whale tour the bus left without us and were told to stand in the wrong place. Grayline offered a 10% refund which I feel is not enough given the amount of stress caused which meant the rest of our trip was ruined.
Greyline forgot to pick us up for the Whale watching, after 30 minutes waiting in the cold and some investigation we only just made the boat. Golden Circle Tour was very rushed, and we had to wait at one location for a long time while the driver fixed the hole in the bus floor.
It was good after all.
Quick process to book online. Sometimes discount codes are available.
The tour guides and the driver are very friendly and professional
Tour area was beautiful! Could not hear guide for first part of trip. Bus full to capacity, so felt a bit like a sardine! But worth it for the beauty of Iceland!
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