Whale Watching Tour & Blue Lagoon Trip

Located amongst the lava of the Reykjanes Peninsula, the Blue Lagoon is next to a geothermal plant.
The steam rising from the Blue Lagoon is denser based on how cold it is.
The Blue Lagoon has many features accessible with a standard ticket, such as a waterfall, steam rooms, saunas and hot tubs.
The properties in silica mean that a face mask of it in the Blue Lagoon will do wonders for your skin.
The Blue Lagoon is a spa and a treatment centre.
At Blue Lagoon, you can treat your skin and health simply by relaxing.

Enjoy two incredible Icelandic experiences, rolled into one day; go whale-watching from Reykjavík's Old Harbour, and bathe in the geothermal, rejuvenating waters of the Blue Lagoon. This tour should not be missed by those seeking unique opportunities in Iceland’s nature.

You will begin the day with the whale-watching excursion. Your boat is waiting at Reykjavík’s Old Harbour, and you can arrange transfer here if need be. This is a large vessel, with spacious outdoor viewing areas, an indoor area with a bar, and overalls and seasickness tablets for those who need them.

Once your group has boarded, you will set out into Faxaflói Bay. As you sail further from Reykjavík, you’ll attain stunning views of the capital’s skyline, as well as its surrounding nature. This includes the tabletop mountain Esja, the Whale Fjord Hvalfjörður, the Reykjanes Peninsula, and in clear weather, the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.

Faxaflói Bay is teaming with life. The most regularly seen species are white-beaked dolphins and minke whales, although you also have an excellent chance of also spotting humpback whales and harbour porpoises. Other species occasionally seen include orcas, blue whales, fin whales, and pilot whales.

The birdlife off the coast of Reykjavík is also bountiful. You can see dozens of species, which in summer will include puffins.

If you do not see a whale or dolphin, or weather prevents you from setting out, you will have the chance to take another whale watch again for free.

Once you return to Reykjavík’s harbour, you will transfer to a coach that will take you along the barren, volcanic Reykjanes Peninsula to the Blue Lagoon. Please note that the cost of entry is not included in the price of this tour, and you will need to buy your ticket in advance to get in.

The Blue Lagoon is one of Iceland’s most visited and beloved tourist destinations. Its warm water is said to have health benefits, as do the silica masks you can apply; there are many spa treatments available, and facilities such as saunas and steam-rooms.

After spending your time enjoying the incredible effects of Iceland’s active geothermal activity, you will return to your coach, and be whisked back to Reykjavík.

Do not miss this opportunity to marvel over the whales of Faxaflói Bay and healing effects of the Blue Lagoon. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Feb. - Oct.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Activities: Whale Watching, Boat Trip, Hot Spring Bathing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Blue Lagoon, South Iceland, Reykjavík, Faxaflói, Reykjanes, Hvalfjörður, Whale Exhibition Center, Esjan, Reykjavík Harbour
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:15

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.
  • English guidance

  • All Transfers

  • Whale watching from Reykjavik

  • Entrance fee to the Blue Lagoon is NOT INCLUDED in the tour price

  • Meals

What to bring:
  • Camera

  • Swimsuit and Towel

  • Ticket for the Blue Lagoon

Good to know:

If you do not see a whale or your whale-watching tour is cancelled due to weather, you will have another opportunity to try for free.

Book your tour

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Guide to Iceland does not add any fees, and as such, can not be liable for any accidents, losses, injuries, damages, delays, expenses due to any action or inaction on the part of the operator, guide or his/her services. As the terms and conditions of each tour operator may vary, please read the terms and conditions of each operator you purchase a tour from.

Iceland excursions terms and conditions
Complimentary pick up service
We offer complimentary pick up service for our passengers 30 to 60 min prior to tour departure at any hotel/guesthouse in Reykjavik (please see individual tour descriptions for more details). We reserve the right to alter or change the itinerary according to weather and road conditions.

Change of reservation
It is possible to change a reservation up to 2 hours prior to tour departure free of charge.

Cancellations of tours must go through our office and should be sent at least 24 hours prior tour departure to iceland@grayline.is or fax +354 540 1310. Confirmations of cancellations will be sent back within 24 hours during weekdays. 

Tour departure / Complimentary pick up service / Drop off service
All day tours booked start from our office at Hafnarstræti 20, 101 Reykjavík (Lækjartorg) at the departure time given on your voucher. It is the passengers responsibility to arrive at our tour office in time to check in for their tour and to board the tour bus at the tour departure time written on their voucher. 
We offer a complimentary pick up service for all our day tours. Passengers wanting to take advantage of the complimentary pick up service are requested to wait outside their hotel 30 to 60 minutes prior to tour departure (please see individual tour descriptions for more information) in order to board the pick up bus.
Missing the pick up bus does not entitle to a refund of the price paid for the tour. 

Drop off after day tours may sometimes not be right in front of your hotel/guesthouse due to narrow streets and actual coach size used during the tour.

Passengers with special needs
If you have any special needs or requests you should notify the Iceland Excursions sales department as soon as possible. We always try to fulfill our customers wishes at all times.

It is permitted to have foldable wheelchairs in our coaches without charge. Passengers that are unable to sit in a standard coach seat must advise the company´s office prior to tour departure.

Our fleet at Iceland Excursions – Gray Line Iceland includes coaches of all types and sizes, which are all equipped with safety belts. We have a limited number of Children's Safety Car Seats available. These can be provided on request, free of charge. The safety and comfort of our customers is one of our main goals.

Iceland Excursions – Gray Line Iceland reserves the right to alter routes, itineraries or timetables should the necessity arise, including irregularities due to adverse weather or road conditions. No responsibility is taken for losses or expenses due to delay or changes of flights, injury, damaged, negligence, weather, war or other unforeseeable causes. Seats cannot be guaranteed unless booked at least two hours in advance. The estimated duration of tours as indicated on our website are standard times and can vary according to road or weather conditions. Punctuality is a key objective in Iceland Excursions – Gray Line Iceland operation. However, delays may occur for unforeseen reasons. The company cannot be made responsible for losses that a passenger may face due to delay, regardless whether the loss is direct or indirect.

Guide to Iceland cancellation policy:

Guide to Iceland charges a flat fee of 5000 ISK of each customer for online cancellations. 

Free cancellation
Free pickup
No credit card fees
No booking fees
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