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Reykjavík, Iceland
Whale Watching and Golden Circle Combo Tour
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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Experience the majesty of nature by sea and land on this full-day whale-spotting boat trip and express Golden Circle tour from Reykjavik. Look for whales and other marine life on a morning whale-watching cruise, and in the afternoon, visit Gulfoss, Geysir and Thingvellir National Park, the three iconic sites of Iceland’s Golden Circle. Admire the double waterfall at Gulfoss; see the geothermal pools and Strokkur waterspout at Geysir; and view the tectonic rift at Thingvellir as your guide explains the science and facts behind these natural wonders.
  • Spend the morning on a whale-watching boat trip
  • Enjoy an afternoon touring Iceland's geological attractions
  • Visit the Gullfoss waterfall and the Geysir hot springs
  • Hotel pickup included
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Professional guide
Hotel pickup
Air-conditioned vehicle
National Park fees
Whale Watching boat tour
WiFi on board bus
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Vonarstræti 10, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

Recommended for following hotels: Centrum Hotel Reykjavik Black Pearl Reykjavik Kvosin Downtown Hotel Hotel Hilda CenterHotel Plaza City Center Hotel

Departure Time

9:00 AM

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Lækjargata, Reykjavík, Iceland

Recommended for following hotels: Baldursbrá Guesthouse

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9:00 AM

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Lækjargata 4, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

Recommended for following hotels: 1919 Radisson Blu Konsulat Hotel Apotek Hotel Borg Hotel Loft Hostel CenterHotel Thingholt

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9:00 AM

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5325+4PG, Reykjavík, Iceland

Recommended for following hotels: Exeter Hotel

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9:00 AM

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Sculpture & Shore Walk 101, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

Recommended for following hotels: Ion City Hotel The Reykjavik Edition

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9:00 AM

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Ingólfsstræti 1, 101, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

Recommended for following hotels: 101 Hotel Canopy by Hilton CenterHotel Arnarhvoll CenterHotel Klöpp CenterHotel Skjaldbreid Frón Hotel Room with a View

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9:00 AM

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Ægisgarður 5c, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

Meet the tour at Elding office by Ægisgarður, Reykjavik Old Harbour. You must arrive at least 15 minutes before the tour is scheduled to start.

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9:00 AM

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Eiríksgata 2 101, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

Recommended for following hotels: Eric the Red Guesthouse Aurora Leifur Eiriksson Loki Guesthouse Sunna Guesthouse Holt Hotel Odinsve Hotel

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9:00 AM

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Snorrabraut 24, 101, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

Recommended for following hotels: Skuggi Hotel CenterHotel Laugavegur Von Guldsmeden

Departure Time

9:00 AM

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Laugavegur, Reykjavík, Iceland

Recommended for following hotels: 100 Iceland Hotel 101 Guesthouse 4th Floor Hotel Alda Hotel Reykjavik OK Hotel

Departure Time

9:00 AM

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Snorrabraut 37, Reykjavík, Iceland

Recommended for following hotels: Reykjavik Hostel Village Snorri Guesthouse

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9:00 AM

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Þórunnartún 6, Reykjavík, Iceland

Recommended for following hotels: Fosshotel Reykjavik Storm Hotel

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9:00 AM

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Laugavegur 120, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

Recommended for following hotels: CenterHotel Midgardur Fosshotel Lind

Departure Time

9:00 AM

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Klapparstígur 5, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

Recommended for following hotels: Reykjavik Residence Hotel Swan House

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9:00 AM

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Leave your central Reykjavik hotel by air-conditioned vehicle and travel to the harborside for your whale-watching cruise. Board your boat, settle on the outdoor deck or inside the cozy cabin, and listen to the onboard commentary about Iceland’s marine life as you start your cruise.

Keep watch for minke and humpback whales, species known to frequent the local seas, and look for other local residents, like white-beaked dolphins, harbor porpoises and puffins.

After your cruise, dock at the harbor and enjoy an afternoon tour of Iceland’s land-based wonders. Drive first to the rugged, UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park, famous as the site of Iceland’s 10th-century parliament assemblies and as the meeting place of the American and Eurasian tectonic plates.

Continue to the Gullfoss Waterfall, one of Iceland’s most beautiful sights, and ogle the double-tier of cascades, before traveling on to the Geysir area to marvel at its bubbling pools, steam vents and the Strokkur geyser, a waterspout that can shoot up to 98 feet (30 meters) in height.

Your tour finishes in central Reykjavik.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line Iceland
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Whale Watching and Golden Circle Combo Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Whale Watching and Golden Circle Combo Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Whale Watching and Golden Circle Combo Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Whale Watching and Golden Circle Combo Tour.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Whale Watching and Golden Circle Combo Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Whale Watching and Golden Circle Combo Tour.

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Fantastic time was had. Hotel pick...
SARAH B
, May 2014
Fantastic time was had. Hotel pick up and transfers very well organised and bus clean and drivers very professional. The Whale Watching trip was amazing,very knowlegable and concientious crew. Geysir tour very good. Great experience.
star-5
Great tour saw some minke whales. Great...
Deanne S
, Oct 2013
Great tour saw some minke whales. Great experience.
star-5
We had a great day out in a fabulous...
Mark S
, Sep 2013
We had a great day out in a fabulous country, unfortunately we only glimpsed at one minke whale, but the boat trip was great, we were very impressed that wet weather gear was provided on-board. The Gullfoss and Geysir tour was amazing, we saw so much in one afternoon, would have liked to spend more time at several of the locations, but we now have a very good Idea of what we would like to see on our next visit ! the guide was great, very knowledgeable with a good mix of jokes and banter
star-5
The tour was great!!!! The logistics...
AdrianAtacador
, Sep 2013
The tour was great!!!! The logistics was very easy.
star-4
Ship did not get close enough to see...
Susan G
, Aug 2013
Ship did not get close enough to see puffins clearly. Lots of whales and dolphins. No transportation available back to city center or bus station.
star-4
A great day! A very relaxing...
Jessica H
, Jul 2013
A great day! A very relaxing afternoon excursion during our stay in Reykjavik. In the three hour tour, we saw several Minke whales and a few dolphins. We passed Puffin Island, though were only able to see them from a distance. Our guide was great at pointing out the whales, keeping everyone engaged, and pointing out the major landmarks as we sailed further out of the harbor. We passed Mount Esja, could spot the location of the Blue Lagoon, and passed the mountain that was the inspiration for Journey to the Center of the Earth. Truly a great day!
star-5
A very good trip, with good...
Nicholas John C
, Jul 2013
A very good trip, with good sightings of minke whales, dolphins and numerous bird species. Recommended!
star-4
The tour was very professionally...
Nicola M
, Jun 2013
The tour was very professionally organised and the crew of the ship could not have been any more helpful. Unfortunately, we only got one glimpse of a harbour porpoise but guess that's just luck of the draw! It can get quite rough out there, so if you are in any way prone to seasickness, I would highly recommend taking pills before travelling.
star-4
very good, informative and even...
Mrs I J T
, Jun 2013
very good, informative and even managed to see whales and dolphins this time, did a tour with another company 2yrs ago but no whales actually nothing but seagulls.
star-2
the whales watching tour is good but...
hong v
, May 2013
the whales watching tour is good but the Geysir express tour is much below average as the guide is not good ( sorry we knew that ones has to make the living but we can barely understand the guide)

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