Reykjavik Whales & Golden Circle Afternoon

1. Feb - 30. Nov Daily About 10 hours Your hotel / guesthouse in Reykjavik Very easy

Enjoy a fun filled day of sightseeing and whale watching, where you can see the amazing whales that live in Faxafloi Bay and the breathtaking sights of Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir geothermal area.

The day starts with a 3-hour whale watching tour with Elding, where you can learn plenty about the whales that live around the shores of Iceland, see Reykjavik city from a different perspective and enjoy a guided tour of the marine life. The tour operators work closely together with the passengers and other boats in the area to scan the waters, resulting in sightings of whales and/or dolphins on over 90% of the tours.

You will be picked up at the designated bus stop nearest to your hotel by our shuttle bus between approx. 45 min. prior to the whale watching tour departure starting at 9:00/14:00 (depending on the season) from Reykjavík’s Old Harbour. After exploring the wonders of the whales and seabirds Faxaflói offers you return to the harbour around 3 hrs. later. At 12:30/17:30 you’ll be picked up by the Gray Line shuttle bus in front of our ticket office in time for the Golden Circle Express tour. You will be visiting some of the very best known historical sites and natural phenomena in the country; Þingvellir, Gullfoss, Geysir as well as the hot spring town Hveragerði. After the Golden Circle tour you will be returned to the bus stop nearest to your hotel.

Tour highlights

  • Whale Watching in Faxafloi Bay
  • The Golden Circle
  • Thingvellir National Park
  • Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Geysir Geothermal Area


  • Professional English speaking guide
  • 3-hour whale watching tour
  • Use of overalls on board
  • 8-hour Golden Circle minibus tour
  • All entrance fees

Good to know

Pick up from hotels/guesthouses starts up to 45 minutes before scheduled departure.

Please note that there are no meals included in this tour, so it is advisable to bring your own lunch if possible. You can also purchase light refreshments during the whale watching tour and a full meal during the Golden Circle tour.

The weather in Iceland can be unpredictable so please wear warm and waterproof clothing and sturdy walking boots.


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