Whale Watching & The Golden Circle
DAY TOUR – The whale watching & Golden Circle day tour is a great way to combine Icelandic nature and wildlife. The day starts with a whale watching tour and then we will explore the famous Golden Circle off rush our.
The day starts with a whale watching tour just before 9 am on the biggest whale watching boat in Iceland. Amazing birdlife is in the Faxaflói bay (including Puffin Island during the Puffin season which is May – August) and the whales usually come very close to the boat.
After the whale watching tour you will have an hour of free time. It´s ideal to use the hour to have lunch at one of many great restaurants in the city center or at the Old Harbour.
Around 13:00 it´s time to make your way to the Harpa Concert Hall, which is within a walking distance (10 min) from the Old Harbour, as the adventure continues at 13:30 when we head for the Golden Circle. For those who have difficulty walking, it is possible to arrange pickup from the Old Harbour at 1:00PM upon request.
The Golden Circle is the most popular tour offered in Iceland. It covers famous sites such as the Geysir geothermal area, Gullfoss waterfall, the volcanic crater lake Kerið and Thingvellir National Park. As this tour is in the afternoon, we escape the high peak traffic an it gives travelers a better opportunity to explore the sites. We will also cover other less know, but beautiful, sites such as Hengill volcano and Faxi waterfall.
– The beautiful Gullfoss waterfall.
– The geothermal area, Geysir, where Strokkur erupts every 4-8 minutes.
– Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO site.
– Faxi waterfall
– Volcanic crater lake, Kerið.
– Whale watching
To sum up, in just one day, you will visit some of Iceland´s famous places and enjoy wildlife. This tour will leave wonderful memories for you to take back home after your holiday in Iceland.
For the whale watching (Old Harbour): 8:55 am. For the Golden Circle: 13:30 from Harpa Concert Hall.
15th May – 10th September.
11.5 – 12.5 hours
Bring warm clothing, especially as it can get rather cold out in the open sea.