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From Reykjavik: Golden Circle and Whale Watching Tour

4.7 / 5

14 reviews

Activity provider: Rvk Sightseeing

From Reykjavik: Golden Circle and Whale Watching Tour

Activity provider: Rvk Sightseeing

From US$ 148.04 per person

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
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Live tour guide
Audio guide included
Spanish, Chinese, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean
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.


  • 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
Full description
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
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup (unless option selected)
  • 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

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Hat
  • Jacket
  • Gloves
  • Headphones
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Waterproof shoes

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
  •   Warm overalls and sweaters can be provided if needed
  • 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 14 reviews

Review summary

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Lucky with the weather, a good guide both on the golden circle and on whale watching where we got the honor to see both whales and dolphins. Highly recommended, but remember chargers on the phone if you want to shoot / film and were rested. 10 hours is more difficult than you think when you just have to go and look at things

August 14, 2018

Golden Circle was great

The Golden Circle Tour was great. Great guide with great knowledge and a few additional worthwhile stops on the tour. The small bus with 16 people was optional. The information from the tablet in the desired language. For my company in Finnish, for me in German. The planning and the process were great. Everything went well with the pick-up. The only downer was the call during the tour that whale watching was canceled due to bad weather. It can happen, the weather cannot be influenced. If I get my money back now, there is a great recommendation.

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July 11, 2018


We got the perfect weather for the golden circle tour! Frea and Maki as our guide were very helpful. This is the tour with the best technology inside the minibus! For whale watching it's a bit boring for us because it took a long time to see the whales and also we could only see small part of it. It was under my expectation.

July 3, 2017

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