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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

This day tour is going to start Reykavik, the capital, passing through Nesjavellir road. This offers a chance to view a remarkable volcano formed naturally. We are also going to make a stop in Nesavellir geothermal region; here, the capital becomes increasingly hot. From there, we will move on to Þhingvellir national park which is situated on two techtonic plates. The Western part is the American plate while the Eastern one is the EuroAsian. Þhingvellir National park is commemorated and remembered. The significant feature here however, is an ancient parliament and church. It is worth noting that in the English language, Þhingvellir means assembly plains. Continue the tour to the town of Laugarvatn and then to Geyser. A lot of tourists are unaware of the term Geyser which is actually Icelandic. Therefore, Yellowstone acquires its name from Iceland's natural phenomena. In actual fact, the genuine Geyser, which is ancient is no longer active; however, visitors and locals noticed that activation could be enhanced, to make it vibrant again. A few metres from Geyser is Strokkur. it blows up every 6-8 minutes.  Our visitors will take a break in the Geyser area for some coffee or brunch and thereafter, we will proceed to Gullfoss, which features some of the loveliest waterfalls. This will be our eastern point of this day tour. Therefore, on the way back, we are going to make a stop in Kerið crater which is open for visitors 24 hours each day. The next stop we make will be in Hveragerði town and from there, we will drive to the South West of the Icelandic coast to the Reykanes peninsula where we will find the blue lagoon at the edge of Grindavík town. The blue lagoon is an exceptional area offering natural wonders. Located against a lovely lava valley, the warm, creamy blue waters invite us to take a dip in this world-popular geothermal pool. When the outside is 50C, making it chilly, this 300C dip can offer a wonderful treat. Also, lathering on the silica mud which is rich in minerals is believed to work wonders on the skin! This is going to be our last stay on this tour. If you like, go on an optional tour to experience and view elves and dwarfs in Hafnarfjörður! (not included in price) Choose whether to stop or not in areas related to Icelandic legends, since spirits and beings are not proven to exist.

$2296.13 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.

$2642.28 Private & Custom Tours

7-Day Private Tour of ICELAND

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/.  DAY 2 A trip to the northern part of Iceland where we will stop at the hottest springs in Iceland - DEILDARTUNGUHVER, waterfalls HRAUNFOSSAR and BARNAFOSS, After this amazing experience we will move to the nearby lava cave where you will be able to see this natural uniqueness. DAY 3 Moving west on the SNAEFELLSNES peninsula, where we will be able to see the most beautiful waterfall of Iceland Kirkjufell, 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 .DAY 4 Today, we will head to Iceland's "Golden Circle", the first stop at the Þórufoss waterfall, than the UNESCO 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, his younger brother 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. DAY 5This time we 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. DAY 6 On this day we will drive through the national park at Skaftafell and stop at Lake Jökulsárlón, where some of the most spectacular scenes of the James Bond movie Die Another Day were filmed. Watch how the largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajökull, flows into the lake, forming icebergs. You will get the opportunity to see the famous Diamond beach and take the exciting optional boat trip through the icebergs on the lagoon in one of boats. On the way back we will stop at the Glacier - SOLHEIMAJOKUL, which we will be able to touch with your hands.  DAY 7 In the morning, a sightseeing 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-rich thermal water.

$19499.81 Private & Custom Tours

Luxury 6-Day Private Tour of ICELAND

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.