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From Reykjavik: Golden Circle and Whale Watching Tour

Product ID: 72108
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Watch the geyser of Strokkur erupt from the geothermal landscape of Iceland's famous Golden Circle, and then look for whales and dolphins in Faxafói Bay with an amazing full-day combo tour from Reykjavik.
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Duration: 11 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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Pickup optional

Pickup begins 30 minutes prior to the tour start time. Please be ready and on the lookout for a green Smartbus. As each driver usually has a few stops to make, it can take up to 30 minutes to finish the pickup service; there is no need to worry if the bus is not there exactly on time. Pickup is available from most hotels, hostels, and guesthouses. Please note that in the city center, some areas are restricted to buses, and therefore buses can only stop at nearby bus stops. If you need directions to your nearest bus stop, please visit this website: www.busstop.is. Please note that pickup is not available from Airbnbs or private residences; for these cases, it is recommended you select the nearest hotel address or bus stop and request pickup from there.

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  • See the Strokkur geyser erupt
  • Get majestic views of Gullfoss waterfall
  • Walk through history in Þingvellir National Park
  • Look for the gentle giants of the Atlantic Ocean on a 3-hour whale watching cruise
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Experience the epic scenery of Iceland's Golden Circle and look for whales in their natural environment with this amazing full-day combo tour.

Climb aboard a bus equpped with GPS tablets and audio guides in every seat and drive to Þingvellir National Park, where the world´s first democratic parliament was established. Watch the geyser of Strokkur erupt from the geothermal landscape and marvel at the powerful cascades of Gullfoss waterfall. Get back to nature on the 8-hour tour, and then return to Reykjavik to get an hour to explore the old harbor before your 3-hour whale watching cruise.   

Climb aboard a boat especially modified for whale watching, and look for minke whales, humpback whales, white-beaked dolphins and harbor porpoises in Faxafói Bay. Relax in the knowledge that the guides are actively invloved in the protection of the animals.

Learn fascinating facts about the marine life at a multimedia show in the whale watching center, either after or before your cruise.
  • Transportation by bus with free Wi-Fi and USB charger per seat
  • In-bus audio guide in a choice of languages
  • Admission to the sights
  • 3-hour whale watching cruise aboard a boat with big viewing decks and indoor facilities, including a cafeteria and toilets
  • Access to the whale watching center
  • Guaranteed whale sightings. If you do not see any whales, you will offered another whale watching tour at no extra charge
  • Hotel pickup (if option selected)
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Your tour starts from Reykjavík Terminal, centrally located at Skógarhlíð 10, 105 Reykjavík. please be at the terminal 15 minutes before your departure time.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Children aged 0 to 11 years old can join free of charge. Children aged 12 to 15 years old get a 50% discount
• No minimum numbers apply
• There is no age limit to take part
• Dress according to the weather. Wear warm and waterproof clothes. Bring a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good outdoor shoes are recommended. Warm overalls and sweaters can be provided if needed
• Bring your own headphones for the audio guide as they will be more comfortable and better for the environment. Earphones are available to purchase on board the boat if needed
• You will get a minimum of 30 minutes at the Geysir Hot Springs, Gullfoss Waterfall and Þingvellir National Park
• The whale watching cruise is 3 hours long

From US$ 147.63 per person

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Product ID: 72108