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Golden Circle & Whale Watching

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This is an action-packed day where you first take Iceland´s famous Golden Circle Tour that showcases three of Iceland´s most beautiful natural wonders and drive through some of the country´s most picturesque landscape. Back in Reykjavik in the late afternoon we board a whale watching vessel and head out to sea to hopefully spot some of those gentle giants of the sea. What a day!

Departures

8:00

Availability

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Duration

Approx. 10:30 hours

Guiding language

English

In-bus-audio guide

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From a spouting geyser to spouting whales in a blink of an eye.

For an unforgettable action-packed day, take Iceland’s most iconic tour, the Golden Circle, and afterwards head out to sea for some whale watchingStep on board our all new bus fleet, equipped with computer tablets in each seat. On the tablets you can use our GPS Sensitive In Bus Audio Guide, available in 10 languages. So, if you wish to know interesting facts about Iceland and the places you will visit on the tour in a language that you are likely to be comfortable with, that is very possible. Onboard you will also find a USB Charger and free WiFi. Should you have any questions during the tour or about our small country, you can ask the host who will happily assist you.

The Golden Circle is made up of three of Iceland´s most treasured natural wonders: The beautiful Þingvellir National Park, where the continental plates have been pulling apart and where the world´s first democratic parliament was established; the spectacular spouting geyser, Strokkur; and the powerful Gullfoss Waterfall that thunders 32 metres down into a deep canyon. This tour showcases some of Iceland´s most picturesque countryside and unspoilt nature. Departures for the Golden Circle Tour are at 08:30 and 19:00 and the tour lasts approx. 8 hours.

Departure for our whale watching trip is at 17:00, which means that those going on the 08:30 Golden Circle Tour will have around an hour before boarding the whale watching ship. Here’s the perfect opportunity to explore the quaint old harbour with its design boutiques and coffee houses, or simply stroll around and take in all the action in the busy harbour.   

On your return to Reykjavik it´s off whale watching from Reykjavík harbour. In the bay can be found a large variety of whales, dolphins and birds that happily enjoy the long days and bright nights of the Icelandic summer. The minke whales are playful and in large numbers, along with the quick and quirky white-beaked dolphins, the cute harbour porpoises and the huge humpback whales.

We have more than 15 years experience of guiding and operating whale watching tours in the Faxafói Bay, so you can be certain that we love and respect the whales and other wildlife in our native bay. Our trips always bear in mind the wellbeing of the whales and we are also active participants in the protection and research of whales.

All of our whale watching tours start from our ticket office on the Ægisgarður pier at the Old Harbour in Reykjavík. Your whale watching guide will meet you in our Whale Watching Centre located on board an old fishing vessel that is permanently moored at the pier.

Before or after the tour you can enjoy the onboard multimedia show that includes images and videos providing lots of fascinating facts about the whales and marine life in Icelandic waters.

Details on the Golden Circle & Whale Watching tour

Price & Availability: See booking window on right.
Available all year round (depending on weather)
Teenagers 12-15 years 50% off & children 0-11 years old free
Min: No minimum number of participants.
Age limit: No age limit
Bring with you: Dress according to weather. In Iceland it is always smart to dress in warm and waterproof clothes, weather changes are swift so expect the unexpected.  Bring a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good outdoor shoes are recommended.*
In-Bus-Audio-Guide: We recommend that you bring your own headphones, simply because they will fit you best. It is also great for the environment.If you don´t have your headphones, with you or forgot to bring them, no worries we sell earphones on board.
Duration: Approx. 10 hours including a minimum 30 minute stop at Geysir Hot Springs, Gullfoss Waterfall and Þingvellir National Park and approx. 3 hours on the Whale watching boat

*If you don’t have warm clothing we will supply you with a very warm overall and more gear, as well as having some sweaters to lend on the Whale watching boat.

 

What's included:

  • Free tour pick-up from your accommodation in Reykjavík
  • Knowledgable local guide
  • Admission to the sights
  • Free Wi-fi and usb charger for each seat.
  • In bus audio guide with a choice of languages
  • Our specially modified whale watching ships all have big viewing decks as well as indoor facilities such as cafeteria and toilets.
  • Access to the Whale Watching Centre
  • Wireless internet on board
  • “Whale Guarantee” If we find no whales on your tour you get another free try on our classic Whale watching tour.
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Tour Highlights

Þingvellir

Þingvellir is a site of historical, cultural, and geological importance and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Iceland. It is a National Park since 1930 and a UNESCO world heritage site, hosting the old Þingvellir parliament. It lies in a rift valley that marks the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

Geysir

Geysir, southwestern Iceland is the first geyser described in a printer source and the first known among Europeans. Geysir is in Haukadalur valley, also home to Strokkur geyser. Eruptions at Geysir can be up to 70 metres. Strokkur now erupts every 8-10 minutes from 15-20 metres up to 40 metres high.

Faxaflói Bay

Faxaflói is a bay in southwest Iceland, between the peninsulas of Snæfellsnes and Reykjanes. Reykjavík is situated on its southern shore. Faxaflói has been a source of nourishment of the people living on its shores where fishermen went out in small boats to fish for dinner.

Gullfoss

Gullfoss is a waterfal that flows from Hvítá glacial river. It plummets down 32 meters into a canyon measuring up to a 70 meters deep. The waterfall's existence is the result of a hard fought legal battle in 1907 by the first Icelandic environmentalist, Sigríður Tómasóttir.

Brúarhlöð

Brúarhlöð is a narrow canyon in Hvitá River, just south of the famous Gullfoss Waterfall. The gorge is famous for its spectacular rock formation. The name of the rocks in Bruarhlöð is Breccias or Hyaloclastite.
The canyon is popular for white-water rafting and if we are lucky we might spot a cliff jumper or a raft boat coming down the glacier river gorge.

Almannagjá

Historically, Almannagjá was a campsite for the people of the Parliament (Alþingi) every summer. Hence the name meaning Everyman's Gorge. Through it runs the Öxará river, cascading down a waterfall forming the infamous Drekkingarhylur, where adulterous women were thrown into the abyss to drown.

"Reykjavik Sightseeing"

We took the 8 hour bus trip to see as much as we could in a short period of time. The bus was modern and comfortable. The tour guide was informative and we saw some very different landscapes. Parts of Iceland are unique and there are opportunities for awesome pictures. A favourite was watching the Geyser erupt every 8-10 minutes. Very interesting.

- Kim K, May 2017

"South coast classic"

Just got back from the tour! We went on a large bus that was in pristine condition and always at a comfortable temperature. Though large, the tour felt more intimate than other large bus tours we had been on. The group may have been smaller and both the guide and driver reached out and connected with everyone on the tour. Both answered questions and were very happy to chat about Iceland and Icelandic culture. The audio guides were a nice addition

- Torra S, May 2017

"Wonderful waterfall tour"

We did the southern Iceland tour that included the glacier hike and visiting three waterfalls. The bus was smaller than other companies, but had free wifi and individual tablets with information about various sights along the way. Our guide was excellent and went with us through a stream into the hidden waterfall area. He also took many pictures of us. I would highly recommend this company and would book them again.

- cornell82, May 2017