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Whale Watching and Golden Circle Tour

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Enjoy a morning of whale watching from Reykjavik before heading off to the Þingvellir National Park, up to Geysir hot springs and Gullfoss waterfall

Highlights

  • See whales and dolphins in their natural habitat
  • Observe the rich bird life of Faxaflói Bay
  • Enjoy nature and history of Þingvellir National Park
  • Experience the power and beauty og Gullfoss waterfall
  • Stand next to an erupting hot spring at Geysir geothermal area

Inclusions

  • Complimentary pick-up and drop-off service for hotels and guest houses in Reykjavik
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Whale watching tour from Reykjavik
  • Golden circle tour
  • Professional tour guide

Please Note

  • In the unlikely event that no whales or dolphins are seen during your tour, you will receive a complimentary ticket to join the tour another time for free

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May 18 2017
Well run trips, both of them.
May 08 2017
Although with the Whale Watching, i did not get to see any of the creatures. But the tour was still insightful and well orchastated by the crew.Whereas the "Golden Circle" tour was splendid and amazing, the tourguide was very freidnly and well knowlegeable
Apr 25 2017
Everything was on time and the guides were very informative
Apr 24 2017
Offered return tickets as we did not see any whales
Itinerary

ITINERARY

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
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 gothermal area, one of the highlights is the hot spring Strokkur that erupts with scalding water every 5 minutes.

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Redemption Instructions

Please present your electronic travel voucher / ticket at the time of tour departure.

Tour departure point
The Gray Line Bus Terminal in Holtagarðar is the central departure point for our tours.

Pick up and drop off
Pick up from hotels, guesthouses and designated bus stops starts 30 minutes before the tour departure time stated on your voucher.
Check in at Gray Line Bus Terminal is 15 minutes before the tour departure time stated on your voucher.

To help ensuring the quickest possible collection we kindly ask you to stand by for pick up in front of your hotel or guest house when pick up starts. Boarding the pick-up coach please present your tour voucher.

Tour status
Check https://book.grayline.is for daily northern lights status and tour updates.

Returning from your tour
On return you'll be dropped off at the pickup point you were collected from or at the closest possible point.

Need assistance?
Our call centre is open 24 hours every day of the year. This means that whenever you need, there’s always someone from Gray Line Iceland available to assist. Call: 354 540 1313 or e-mail: iceland@grayline.is

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