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Puffin Express Cruise from ReykjavikNature and Wildlife

Puffin Express Cruise from Reykjavik

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Get up close and personal with puffins on this eco-adventure from Reykjavik. With your local nature guide, step aboard a custom boat that lets you glide right up to Akurey Island's jagged shore and see the adorable animals in their natural habitat. Enjoy engaging commentary about the puffins's biology and behavior from your guide. Use of binoculars for viewing bird life is included.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Northern Lights Cruise from ReykjavikNature and Wildlife

Northern Lights Cruise from Reykjavik

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Search the skies for the Northern Lights on a guided boat cruise from Reykjavik. The still waters of Faxaflói Bay make an ideal spot for stargazing and catching the sometimes elusive Northern Lights. Learn all about Mother Nature’s fireworks display from a guide, sip a warm drink on board (own expense), and enjoy hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected).
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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6-Day Small-Group Adventure Tour Around Iceland from ReykjavikHiking

6-Day Small-Group Adventure Tour Around Iceland from Reykjavik

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Take the full circle road around Iceland to see its top attractions on this 6-day tour from Reykjavik. Check out the Golden Circle, view the south coast’s black sands and basalt cliffs; explore the eastern fjords, Akureyri, and Lake Myvatn; and enjoy adventures including a glacier walk at Skaftafell, hiking, and a whale watching cruise. Limited to a maximum of 15 people, the tour includes five nights’ accommodation, daily breakfast, air-conditioned transport, and more.
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  • 6 days
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 6 days
  • Taking safety measures

Small-Group Fishing Tour with Gourmet Lunch in ReykjavikHalf-day Tours

Small-Group Fishing Tour with Gourmet Lunch in Reykjavik

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Combine two popular sea-faring activities on this small-group fishing excursion from Reykjavik. Spot puffins as you cruise past their island colonies  and find a good fishing spot to cast your line in. Fishing with guides means the chances of catching fish are increased and eliminates the hassle of organizing boat rental independently. Back at Reykjavik’s old harbor, you'll enjoy a home-cooked meal made with the fish you catch.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Iceland Super Saver: Puffin Cruise plus Whale-Watching Tour from ReykjavikNature and Wildlife

Iceland Super Saver: Puffin Cruise plus Whale-Watching Tour from Reykjavik

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Discover the natural majesty of Iceland with the Reykjavik Super Saver, a combination of two popular tours at a discounted price. Realize your dreams of seeing wild whales during a 2.5- or 3.5-hour whale-watching tour and marvel at adorable puffins as you sail the rugged shores of Akurey island on a 1-hour puffin cruise. Enrich your knowledge of the majestic creatures while listening to commentary from a knowledgeable guide on each captivating cruise.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Sea Fishing Experience from ReykjavikHalf-day Tours

Sea Fishing Experience from Reykjavik

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Enjoy an unforgettable angling trip on Iceland’s icy waters on this sea fishing trip from Reykjavik. Whether you’re an aspiring or experienced sea angler, pull on some warm coveralls, and sail into Faxaflói Bay on a comfortable fishing boat. Then, with instructions from the crew, set up the supplied fishing rods and bait, and wait for a bite. If you’re lucky, catch species such as cod, halibut and haddock, and choose to either barbecue them on board or have them packed in a crate to take with you!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Northern Lights Cruise from Downtown ReykjavíkPrivate and Luxury

Northern Lights Cruise from Downtown Reykjavík

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Watch the skies above Faxaflói Bay light up on a 2.5-hour northern lights cruise from Reykjavík aboard a comfortable sightseeing vessel. Learn the science behind the aurora borealis during a short multimedia presentation at the Whale Watching Centre, then wrap up in a warm overall and head out on the water. Enjoy unobstructed panoramas of the water and sky from a viewing deck, or slip into the heated, indoor lounge for warm drinks. Leave the city lights of Reykjavík far behind, and take in Iceland’s finest show from the sea.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Whale Watching and Golden Circle Tour from ReykjavikDay Trips

Whale Watching and Golden Circle Tour from Reykjavik

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Embark on a full-day tour of Iceland’s iconic attractions from Reykjavik, beginning with a morning whale-watching cruise to spot minke whales, dolphins and other marine life in Faxaflói Bay. Then, admire inland highlights including Gullfoss waterfall, Thingvellir National Park, Hveragerði village and Geysir hot springs with a sightseeing coach tour around the country’s famed Golden Circle route.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Reykjavík Classic Puffin WatchingWater Tours

Reykjavík Classic Puffin Watching

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Because they tend to nest on rocky cliffs close to water, seeing puffins in their natural habitat is sometimes tricky. Increase your chances on this tour from Reykjavik that takes you out on a boat to to either Akurey or Lundey, two islands that are well known for their plentiful birdlife. In addition to puffins you have the opportunity to view eider ducks, arctic terns, guillemots, and cormorants.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Small-Group Snorkeling Experience at Silfra Fissure in Thingvellir National ParkNature and Wildlife

Small-Group Snorkeling Experience at Silfra Fissure in Thingvellir National Park

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Swim between two continents during this snorkeling tour of the Silfra Fissure in Thingvellir National Park. Choose from multiple daily departure times and head to the UNESCO-listed national park to snorkel in the turquoise lake where the North American and Eurasian plates meet. Alongside a PADI-certified guide, explore the underwater wonderland of Thingvellir National Park, part of Iceland’s Golden Circle, and receive personalized attention in a small group limited to 10 people.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Northern Lights Cruise from ReykjavikSailing

Northern Lights Cruise from Reykjavik

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Take a nighttime cruise from Reykjavik for a chance to see the awe-inspiring Northern Lights from the water. Head away from the city and gaze up at the dark sky, where Mother Nature shows off with this natural light display, also known as Aurora Borealis. The boat features outdoor viewing decks and an interior cabin where you can purchase drinks, if you wish.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

2-Hour RIB Boat Whale Watching Tour from ReykjavikJet Boating

2-Hour RIB Boat Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik

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Greatly increase your chances of seeing whales in the wild—and, in summer, puffins—on this guided boat tour from Reykjavik's Old Harbor. Riding in a Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB), with no more than 12 people aboard, means that you can travel more quickly between the best whale-spotting sites. In summer months there will also be a stop at Akurey island, a popular breeding ground for puffins.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Reykjavik Shore Excursion: Puffin Sightseeing CruiseNature and Wildlife

Reykjavik Shore Excursion: Puffin Sightseeing Cruise

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Docked in Reykjavik and want to see the wildlife? Take this shore excursion to Akurey Island, home to puffins and other native seabirds. It’s a great 1-hour cruise to see some of Iceland’s famous scenery and wildlife, while learning about the area from an onboard guide.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Icelandic Horse Riding and Whale Watching Cruise from ReykjavíkDay Cruises

Icelandic Horse Riding and Whale Watching Cruise from Reykjavík

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Ride an Icelandic horse across open moors and fields, then look for minkes, humpbacks, porpoises, and white-beaked dolphins on a whale-watching cruise from Reykjavik. This full-day experience takes in the best of the country’s wildlife and scenery, both on land and at sea. Practice Iceland’s unique tölt gait and learn how horses arrived in Iceland almost a millennium ago, then search the waters of Faxaflói Bay while enjoying sweeping views of the rugged coastline.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Imagine Peace Tower | walking tour on Viðey islandPrivate and Luxury

Imagine Peace Tower | walking tour on Viðey island

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Watch Yoko Ono’s Imagine Peace Tower ignite the sky above Videy Island on a 1.5-hour tour from Reykjavik’s old harbor, and learn how Ono created the monument to honor her late husband, John Lennon. Travel by boat to the serene island, and follower your guide through the stark terrain; slip a peace message into a well at the site, ward off the chill with a warm drink in an island café then return to the bustling heart of Reykjavik. 
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Icelandic Horse Riding and Whale Watching Tour from ReykjavikNature and Wildlife

Icelandic Horse Riding and Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik

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Enjoy unforgettable adventure in Iceland’s great outdoors on this 5.5-hour horse-riding and whale-watching tour from Reykjavik. Follow your guide through Iceland’s lava fields on horseback and gain insight into the country’s native horse breeds. Explore trails through the wild moorland and enjoy panoramic views over the rugged terrain. Afterward, hop aboard your high-speed boat and cruise out onto the waves. Watch the water for sightings of whales, porpoises and dolphins, and keep your eyes on the skies for birdlife. With your camera to hand, capture Iceland’s wildlife through your lens.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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Reykjavík Sea Angling GourmetDay Cruises

Reykjavík Sea Angling Gourmet

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Take a 3-hour sea angling tour from Reykjavik and learn the best techniques for the sport. Board a traditional wooden fishing boat. Visit some of the best fishing grounds in the area and enjoy whatever you catch as part of a gourmet lunch on board. Then, enjoy a puffin-watching excursion before returning to shore.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Westman islands day tourDay Trips

Private Westman islands day tour

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Explore the stunning southern coast of Iceland on this full-day private excursion to the island of Vestmannaeyjabær, with door-to-door pickup and drop-off from your Reykjavik hotel or cruise port. Highlights include a stroll through the island’s picturesque fishing village, a close-up peek at the active volcano of Eldfell, and a visit to a puffin nesting colony.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Whale Watching and ATV Adventure from ReykjavikFull-day Tours

Whale Watching and ATV Adventure from Reykjavik

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Get off-road on an Icelandic fell and take in the country’s unspoiled coast on a full-day whale watching cruise and quad bike adventure from Reykjavik. Learn to maneuver your bike, then spend an hour roaring over rugged hills. Trade the bike for a boat across Faxaflói Bay, and watch for minke and humpback whales, porpoises and white-nose dolphins as you cruise alongside puffin colonies and swooping seabirds. 
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Half-Day Whale Watching and Northern Lights Combo TourSailing

Half-Day Whale Watching and Northern Lights Combo Tour

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Many Northern Lights tours turn west to Iceland’s interior—but this one sails out of Reykjavik Harbor for a combination whale and Northern Lights spotting sea journey. It’s a great way to see two of Iceland’s most beautiful offerings, and you’ll travel on a boat with viewing platforms, an indoor bar, and free Wi-Fi. Viewings of whales or the lights cannot be guaranteed, but trips can be rebooked  without an extra charge.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Reykjavík Premium Puffin tour | close up and personalJet Boating

Reykjavík Premium Puffin tour | close up and personal

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Hugely increase your chances of seeing puffins in the wild on this guided tour from the Old Harbor in Reykjavík. Traveling aboard a custom-made rigid-inflatable boat (RIB) means you get as close as possible to the islands of Faxaflói Bay where puffins come to breed in the summer. While watching the clownish birds, your guide offers insight into their behavior, as well as those of the other resident seabirds, such as auks and gannets.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon Full-Day Tour from ReykjavikDay Trips

Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon Full-Day Tour from Reykjavik

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Ride a boat on iceberg-dotted Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon and visit waterfalls on a 14-hour trip from Reykjavik. Admire Iceland’s stark countryside on a drive south, visit the Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls, and see the black-sand desert near Jokulsarlon. Then, walk by the lagoon before a 30-minute cruise around its glacial icebergs, estimated to be 1,000 to 1,500 years old. Your tour includes air-conditioned transport, plus central Reykjavik and select city hotels pickup and drop-off.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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New Year's Eve Fireworks Cruise in ReykjavikNew Years

New Year's Eve Fireworks Cruise in Reykjavik

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See in the New Year in style on this 1.5-hour New Year’s Eve fireworks cruise in Reykjavik. Hop aboard your vessel in Reykjavik’s harbor and wrap up warm against the winter chill. Cruise out onto the waves and admire panoramic views over the Icelandic capital’s city lights twinkling in the darkness. Relax in the indoor saloon or step onto the open decking, and head far out into Faxaflói Bay in comfort. As midnight approaches, sip Champagne with friends old and new and raise your glass to the future!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Day Trip from Reykjavik: River Rafting on the Hvítá RiverFull-day Tours

Day Trip from Reykjavik: River Rafting on the Hvítá River

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Embark on a white-water rafting adventure in Iceland with a trip down the Hvítá River. On this full-day trip from Reykjavik, navigate Class II rapids that wind through an ancient volcanic landscape and the impressive Brúarhlöð canyon. Jump from a canyon cliff into the refreshing waters for an extra thrill, and unwind in the base camp sauna at the end of your journey.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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