Whale Watching and Golden Circle Tour

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From 151.00
Duration 10 hours




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


  • 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


  • Complimentary pick up and drop off for hotels, guesthouses and bus stops
  • 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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0.0 / 5   overall customer review rating
Apr 19 2019
This was a lifelong ambition for me & the whale watching did not disappoint. We saw 4 humpback whales & 3 porpoise!! I could not have asked for a more perfect trip.The Guide was very informative.The golden circle tour was great. Our guide, Gummi was very witty & we learnt lots about each place we visited.Definitely recommend.
reviewed by a Gray Line customer
Feb 27 2019
Everything worked out very well. Good guide an very professional! The seats were the only setback (very little leg space)
reviewed by Mr Michael Schellinger
Dec 06 2018
Una experiencia extraordinaria, muy bien coordinada.
reviewed by a Gray Line customer
Nov 20 2018
Weather to bad for Whale watching but the Golden Cirle was fantastic.
reviewed by a Gray Line customer
Nov 09 2018
reviewed by Mr Andrei Zemlianov
Jun 16 2018
The young woman leading the tour was fun and loaded with information about Iceland past. The waterfalls were breathtaking.
reviewed by Mrs CARMEN ROPER

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

Pickup points

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Pickup Info

* Please have your e-voucher or ticket out to show the driver.

* Shuttles pick up passengers 45 min. before the scheduled tour departure time.

* This whale watching tour is operated by our partner "Elding Reykjavik Whale Watching" that picks you up from your hotel, guest house and or at your designated bus stop takes you directly on the tour.

* To help ensuring the quickest possible collection we kindly ask you to stand by for pick up in front of your hotel, guest house or at your designated bus stop when pick up starts.

* Shuttles transfer passengers to the departure point for this tour at Reykjavik Harbour, by Ægisgarður pier.

* After the whale watching outing the tour continues on to the Golden Circle which is operated by Gray Line Iceland.

* Please note: after the tour, passengers are dropped off at either their pick-up point or the closest possible point.

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