GOLDEN CIRCLE AND WHALE WATCHING
Two of Iceland's top five in one day
For an unforgettable action-packed day, take Iceland´s most iconic tour, the Golden Circle, and afterwards head out to sea for some whale watching. 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 08:00 and the tour lasts approx. 7,5 hours.
Departure for our whale watching trip is at 17:00, which means that those going on the 08:00 Golden Circle Tour will have an hour-and-a-half on their own before boarding the whale watching boat. 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 head off for the whale watching from Reykjavík harbour. In the bay a large variety of whales, dolphins and birds can be found, 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 of experience for 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.