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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, 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

$128.84 Shore Excursions

Blue Lagoon

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productEnjoy a rejuvenating spa in the geothermal hot spring of Blue Lagoon Iceland. The Blue Lagoon is a popular spa destination featuring an outdoor lagoon with mineral-rich waters in a lava field. Let the warm and mineral-rich water warm you up and recharge you for your exciting trip in Iceland.Duration: 2 hoursLocation: Blue Lagoon, Grindavik, Reykjanes Peninsula

$189.53 Kid Friendly

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, 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

$395.07 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3 Days Self-Drive - Blue Lagoon, Reykjavik, Golden Circle & Grindavik

Pick up your vehicle at Keflavik International Airport after arrival and begin your adventure. Start time is flexible and can be arranged to your flight arrival time.  You will drive through the charred and blackened lava fields of the Reykjanes Peninsula and will be left in no doubt as to why it was used to train American astronauts before the moon landing. Iceland is not only foreign, it is otherworldly.The first stop will bring you to the Blue Lagoon. The warm azure water is renowned for its healing properties, as is the natural silica mud you can use as a revitalising face mask. The Blue Lagoon invigorates both your body and mind, preparing you for your road trip adventure.After you are revitalised, you'll then make your way to the northernmost capital in the world: Reykjavik! Spend the rest of the day exploring Reykjavík and settle into your hotel room in the centre of town. You'll find plenty of interesting places to see, such as the Hallgrímskirkja church, Laugavegur and Skólavörðustígur shopping streets.There are plenty of designer boutiques, quirky cafés, world-class restaurants, the Old Harbour, the Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Center, and Reykjavík's pond by the city council building, just to name a few of the places you can explore.Have a good night rest tonight and prepare for an exciting day tomorrow.After breakfast in hotel, you will head off to the Golden Circle. The Golden Circle is Iceland’s most popular tourist attraction. It includes Þingvellir National Park, Geysir and Gullfoss.The first stop is Þingvellir National Park. The geothermal valley of Haukadalur is the next stop, where you can see the geysers Strokkur and Geysir, amongst many bubbling hot springs. Strokkur puts on an unforgettable display every 10 minutes or so, erupting to heights that exceed 20 m (66 ft). Just a few kilometres away is Iceland's most popular attraction, the mighty waterfall of Gullfoss. Another popular sight of the area is the volcanic crater Kerið, which is well worth a visit before continuing to the South Coast. The rocks of this crater are coloured rusty red and fiery orange, and the water that permanently sits within its basin is an incredible, vivid blue. The colour contrast, especially when you add green-growing moss, is simply stunning.After an awesome day, head back to Reykjavik for a good rest.After breakfast in hotel, you will head to Grindavik. The area around Grindavik is much less touristy but definitely not less spectacular. Visit the boiling mud pools in a geothermal area where the landscape is very much like that of the moon. Witness the power of nature as the waves of the Atlantic ocean crash onto the lava rocks by the beach.Head for the airport to return your vehicle before your flight back home.