Whale watching & the Imagine Peace Tower

Season: 10. Oct - 8. Dec Operates: Daily Duration: About 11 hours Departs from: Ægisgardur at the old Reykjavik Harbour Difficulty level: VERY_EASY

Tour description
€148 per person

This tour delivers the ultimate Icelandic experience with an exciting afternoon of whale watching, and an evening visit to see Yoko Ono’s Imagine Peace Tower on Videy island, just out from Reykjavik.

The day starts with an afternoon whale watching, leaving from Reykjavik Harbour at 13:00. The whale watching tours mainly focus on the area of Faxafloi bay, although this can change according to the weather and the tours may therefore last anywhere between 3-5 hours. The most common species to be spotted on the whale watching tours are Minke Whales, White-Beaked Dolphins and Harbour Porpoises, and although sightings are never guaranteed, success has been high on previous tours.

After the whale watching tour, there is enough time to walk around the Reykjavik Harbour area and even enjoy an evening meal before the second part of the journey starts. Upon arriving at the peaceful and quiet Videy island, you will have a guided walk to the Imagine Peace Tower and learn about this magnificent work of art. The tower was built by Yoko Ono in memory of her husband John Lennon as a representation of world peace. The view of Reykjavik by night certainly does not spoil the overall experience, and with any luck, the northern lights may even appear.

Tour highlights

  • Whale watching near Reykjavik – excellent sighting success on previous tours
  • The most common cetacean in the area are the Minke whales, White-Beaked Dolphins and Harbour Porpoises
  • The quiet and peaceful Videy island
  • The Imagine Peace Tower

Did you know?

Imagine Peace Tower is a tall shimmering tower of light, built in memory of John Lennon by his wife Yoko Ono. It is lit every year from Lennon’s birthday on October 9th and until December 8th, the anniversary of his death.

Included

  • Guided whale watching tour.
  • Guided tour to Viðey island.
  • Use of warm overalls
  • The use of crampons if needed.

Good to know

Pick-up is not included in this trip, but is available for an additional fee.

The weather in Iceland can be unpredictable so please dress warmly and according to weather. Hats, gloves, base layers and sturdy walking boots are recommended.

The whale watching tour is subject to weather, so please note that it could be cancelled at short notice.

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