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$102 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik Old Harbour

Whales are the most mysterious and fascinating of creatures, and some of the best whale watching in the world is off the coast of Iceland, where the ocean currents create excellent viewing conditions. Climb aboard a whale watching boat operated by an environmentally certified whale watching company in Iceland, and explore the southern part of Faxafloi Bay off Reykjavik’s old harbor.On the 3-4 hour tour you will have the chance to sail out onto the beautiful Faxaflói bay, with great views of mount Esja, Akrafjall and the areas surrounding the bay.  Common whales and dolphins spotted in Faxaflói are: Humpback Whales, Minke Whales, White Beaked Dolphins and Harbour Porpoises. Whales or Dolphins are seen on more than 90% of summer tours and 80% of winter tours. In the unlikely event you do not see a whale or a dolphin you receive a complimentary ticket to join us again. To ensure that the animals are not disturbed, boats sail at a constant speed towards the whales’ habitat. This is also part of a sustainability policy that tries to minimize oil use and pollution. Guides have gone through an extensive training program, based on exclusively developed guiding principles. They will provide entertaining and valuable information about the wildlife and scenery. And as a successful whale watching tour is a team effort, the crew works closely with passengers to spot whales, helping you feel an important part of the experience. Note that you the tour may depart from other harbours such as Grindavík, Keflavík, Sandgerði or Hafnarfjörður (especially in winter 1 November – 31 March). This is to ensure that guests have an opportunity to see whales even though sea conditions in Reykjavík are too rough. The tours can run for up to 5 hours with transportation in the event that the tour leaves from other harbours. Whales commonly seen from the other harbours are Orcas, Humpbacks, Blue whales (however they are quite rare), Minke whales, dolphins, porpoises and even pilot whales!

$98 Day Trips & Excursions

Reykjanes Peninsula with Blue Lagoon Upgrade from Reykjavik

Get a little bit of everything Icelandic on this varied tour which includes two geothermal sites, dramatic coastlines and quaint, historic towns. Between the lava fields and geothermal hot spots, you will really get a feeling of the life and power of this young land.It’s hard to explain the charm of this cozy, family-friendly tour because half of the attraction is the beautiful scenery you pass, starting with the endless lava fields and the quaint and historic small town Eyrarbakki, which you pass through en route to the legendary Strandakirkja church. You can see the ground cooking at two different geothermal areas: Krýsuvík and Gunnuhver, and enjoy delicious lobster soup in Grindavík. Take in the magnificent coastline and dramatic breaking waves by the Reykjanesviti lighthouse, and finally, step out on the “Bridge Between the Continents” which connects the American and Eurasian tectonic plates - all while surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of the Reykjanes peninsula. If you want, the tour can drop you off at the Blue Lagoon to relax after the day’s adventures.Admission to the Blue Lagoon is not included. It must be booked and paid in advance with Blue Lagoon directly.

$230 Day Trips & Excursions

Day Trip to the Golden Circle and Blue Lagoon from Reykjavik

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Thingvellir National Park, Thingvellir, South RegionPlace where tectonic plates meets in national park. As well is Þingvellir historical for Icelandic nation with oldest democratic park in planet. Þingvellir is protected by UNESCO. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Strokkur, Geysir, South RegionPlace memorized lifetime for each and one traveller visiting Geysir on this tour. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Gullfoss, Blaskogabyggd, South RegionGullfoss is waterfall, wonder of nature. At once is it on our tour eastern place from Reykjavik we are visiting. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Kerid Crater, Selfoss, South RegionLong time lonely crater Kerið become to be touristic attraction. Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Blue Lagoon Iceland, Grindavik, Reykjanes PeninsulaAdmission is purchased by traveler or tour operator. Not included on Viator, or other commercial websites due to various reasons. Note. Travelers have also option to swim in Secred lagoon. Please contact after booking so we can find together best solution for each and one. Duration: 2 hours

$192.31 Outdoor Activities

Reykjanes Circle Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Gunnuhver Hot Springs, Grindavik, Reykjanes PeninsulaOne of the most active hot springs in IcelandDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Reykjanes Lighthouse, Reykjanesbaer, Reykjanes PeninsulaOldest lighthouse in IcelandDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Bridge Between Continents, Reykjanes PeninsulaThe continental rift between North-America and Europe. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Brimketill, Grindavik, Reykjanes PeninsulaLavapool out by the ocean where trolls used to bathe. Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Blue Lagoon Iceland, Grindavik, Reykjanes PeninsulaWe stop at the blue lagoon for pictures. If people want to go for a swim in the blue lagoon they need to book at the blue lagoon website tickets. (Book it at 15:00)Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Kleifarvatn Lake, Reykjanes PeninsulaBeautiful lake on the Peninsula. Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Krysuvik, Reykjanes PeninsulaHot spring Duration: 20 minutes

$260 Cultural & Theme Tours

Reykjanes Peninsula day tour of geology, culture and history

The magnificent geologyThe tour starts at Reykjavík, where we pick you up at your preferred location. Our first stop, after driving from Reykjavík through Hafnarfjörður across the lava field in the middle of the peninsula, is the mysterious and unique Kleifarvatn Lake. Here, we make two stops to tell stories and explain the geology of the lake and its distinctiveness. Then, we drive by the east side of the mountain ridge Sveifluháls, south to the geothermal area of Seltún, a captivating place of rhyolite colors, geothermal smoke, and boiling mud. And then, before we turn west on the coastal road to view the Krísuvíkurberg cliffs, we stop by two interesting but different volcanic craters — an explosion crater named Grænavatn (Green Lake) and the more impressive Eldborg (Fire hill).The infinitive struggle between the volcano and the oceanAs we take the dirt road to the cliffs, we dig deeper into the geology and examine the place that visually describes the battle between the volcanos and the mighty Atlantic Ocean. The cliffs of Krísuvík are an excellent example of the ongoing struggle. We also touch on the hilarious story and fate of the Turkish pirates that came ashore near the cliffs some centuries ago, intending to capture farmers and their families into slavery. From the cliffs, while driving to our next stop at the old fishing station Selatangar.Geothermal power and renewable energyFrom the old fishing station Selatangar, we head for the new and modern fishing town of Grindavík. We take an hour’s break at a restaurant for lunch, an excellent time to go over the history of the towns on the Reykjanes Peninsula, both as fishing towns and for their part in modern day Iceland.  After lunch, we loop around the mountain Þorbjörn and drive by the Svartsengi Geothermal Power Plant and its famous byproduct, the Blue Lagoon. Here, we explain how Icelanders have taken advantage of their natural resources for their own benefit as well as that of the planet and how it has saved tons of money.  Nearby, we visit and stop by Eldvörp, the row of craters that stretches over an area of 10 kilometers. These craters are quite unique and even still warm, smoking, and evaporating. The visit is a rare experience to get close to volcanic heat and craters, and to understand how eruptions are often created with fissures.To the tip of ReykjanesFrom Eldvörp, we drive to the south-west tip of the peninsula and the Reykjanes Lighthouse. We also make a brief stop at the ghostly Gunnuhver hot spring and geothermal area. As we head towards the small villages of Sandgerði and Garður, we make a stop at the Bridge between continents where you can walk from the North American tectonic plate to the Eurasian one or, in a matter of seconds, walk from Europe to America. At the end of our tour, on our way back to Reykjavík.

$2305.35 Private & Custom Tours

Iceland Private 6-Day Tour from Reykjavik

DAY 1After your hotel/airport pick up we will start with a trip to the REYKJANES Peninsula, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and you will see magnificent volcanic springs in the town of Krysuvik, fishing village of Grindavik with its crashed boats, then feel the power of nature at the GUNNUHVER spring and at the end of the day we will move to a rising crack between the two earth plaques/Europe and America/. Accommodation Reykjavik.DAY 2 A trip to the northern part of Iceland where we will stop at the hottest springs in Iceland - DEILDARTUNGUHVER, also at the magic waterfalls HRAUNFOSSAR and BARNAFOSS, where a giant HAVITA river flows out of a huge lava field and creates these amazing waterfalls. After this amazing experience we will move to the nearby lava cave where you will be able to see this natural uniqueness. On the way to the accommodation we will stop at the sight of the Glanni waterfalls. Accommodation near Borgarnes.DAY 3 Moving west on the SNAEFELLSNES peninsula, where we will see the most beautiful waterfall of Iceland Kirkjufell which was also in the Game of Thrones series, drive along the famous SNAEFELLSJOKULL iceberg, cross the magical black beach and see the bird's eye ARNARSTAPI, visit the forgotten town STYKKISHOLMUR and see the picturesque wooden church BUDIR . After great feelings from remote parts of Iceland, we return to Borgarnes.DAY 4Today, we will head to Iceland's "Golden Circle" with the first stop at the Þórufoss waterfall from the Game of Thrones series also as the UNESCO World Heritage National Park THINGVELLIR and where the first democratic parliament of the world was founded in 930. You will also see Iceland's most beautiful waterfall - GULLFOSS, the famous GEYSIR , who gave his name to all the geysers, younger STROKKUR and later we also visit the volcanic crater Kerid, which is flooded with a small lake where the concert of the famous Icelandic singer Bjork was held in 2011. Accommodation in the surroundings of Selfoss.DAY 5We will head to the southern coast of Iceland to watch the world-famous HEKLA volcano and look at fantastic SELJALANDSFOSS waterfall at which you can walk around. We will take a swim in the hot springs directly beneath the well-known Eyjafjallajokull volcano, which exploded in 2010, visit the village of VIK, end the journey in the most southern part of Iceland DYRHOLAEY surrounded by beautiful black beaches and cliffs with a breathtaking view of the Atlantic which was also a famous location in the Game of Thrones series. On the way back we will stop at the Glacier - SOLHEIMAJOKUL, Hotel in ReykjavikDAY 6Sightseeing tour of the capital of Iceland -  Reykjavik, whose panorama is dominated by HALLGRIM CHURCH, and time to relax in the afternoon at the most visited place in Iceland - the BLUE LAGOON thermal baths associated with unforgettable bathing in mineral water. Hotel in Reykjavik.