The Golden Circle Tour with Whale Watching from Reykjavik

Go whale watching and see the famous Golden circle of Iceland. This is an unforgettable combination tour where you'll be experiencing the whales, birdlife and nature of Faxafloi bay, coupled with a visit to three of Iceland's most beautiful natural attractions, that together comprise the Golden Circle of Iceland.

The most frequently seen whales in Faxafloi bay are dolphins, porpoises, minke whales and humpbacks. Among birds that may be spotted are various gulls, gannets, cormorants an the Arctic tern. As a part of your tour you also have access to the floating Whale Exhibition Centre at Reykjavik Harbour.

The other tour in this combination takes you to the Golden Circle, comprised of Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall and the Geysir hot spring area. Thingvellir is a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, where you can walk between the continents of Europe and America.

Next there is the majestic Gullfoss waterfall, Iceland's most famous waterfall. It is located in the popular rafting river Hvita and plummets down 32 meters into the river gorge. You can stand close enough to the edge of the waterfall to feel the water on your face.

Last, but not least, is the Geysir geothermal area, with its hot pools and the hot springs, the most famous being Geysir and Strokkur. The former no longer erupts but the latter is a mighty one, erupting every 4-8 minutes at an average height of 15-20 meters, sometimes as high as 40 meters. Truly a breathtaking sight.

Hotel and guesthouse pickups will be 8:15 - 8:45 and the tour will start at 9:00 from the old Reykjavik harbour. You'll then return to the harbor at 12:00.

Don't miss the wonderful wildlife of Faxafloi bay and Iceland's most beloved sites! Go whale watching and see the Golden Circle on this popular combination trip. Check availability by choosing a date.

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Tour information:
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.
  • Pickup from Reykjavík

  • Whale watching tour

  • Entry to the whale exhibition

  • Golden circle tour

  • Drop off to your hotel

What to bring:
  • Warm clothes

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