Volcanic Veins & Whale Watching

All year Daily About 7 hours Your hotel / guesthouse in Reykjavik EASY Min 6 years old

Tour description
€156 per person

Enjoy a day of lave tube caving and whale watching. A great mix of nature and wildlife.

First the tour heads to Leidarendi lava tube. Leidarendi lava tube is considered to be a subterranean wonder world. The entrance is a small pit that leads down into the cave; the cave itself runs in both directions and connects in two parts so it runs as a line with a circle in the middle. There you will see natural stalactites and different rock formations making this a beautiful experience. The cave’s name translates to “End of the Journey”. Cave Leidarendi is about 900 metres long and it is situated near a volcanic crater south-east of the town of Hafnarfjordur. It was first mapped in 1992.

The cave’s ceiling and walls are broken or collapsed in very few places and it is therefore easy to navigate. Sometimes the cave’s ceiling gets a bit low so you might have to crawl for a short distance.

After leaving Leidarendi cave we drive to Reykjavik marina where you will have about half an hour between tours. You can buy something light for lunch at the whale watching boat or you can bring a packed lunch. The whale watching tour departs at 13:00.

The whales we most commonly spot include minke whales, white-beaked dolphins, harbour porpoises and even the majestic humpback whales. A wide variety of seabirds can also be observed on this tour. The guides use their experience to help you to know where to look to locate the wildlife, describe what is seen and use their scientific knowledge to answer your questions.

The boats have spacious and finely decorated public areas with huge windows and a café providing refreshments for your convenience. The extra larger viewing deck boasts a fantastic panoramic view and is a great place from which to capture the fantastic scenery around.

Tour highlights

  • Leidarendi lava tube
  • Whale watching
  • Bird and other wildlife at sea

Did you know?

This is a perfect for those who are curious of what lays underneath!

Included

  • Pick up from your hotel / guesthouse in Reykjavik.
  • Guided caving tour.
  • Flash light, gloves and helmet for caving tour.
  • Whale watching tour.

Good to know

Pick up from hotels / guesthouses starts up to 30 minutes before scheduled departure time.

We recommend warm clothes, sturdy shoes and a packed lunch.