Full Day Tour of Golden Circle with Whale Watching Adventures
Tour the acclaimed Golden Circle of Iceland, and catch sight of several natural wonders throughout the day before you embark on a unique 3-hour whale watching cruise over the Reykjavik harbor!
- Visit three of Iceland’s most popular tourist destinations, like Gullfoss Waterfalls and Thingvellir National Park during the famous Golden Circle Tour.
- With the help of a guide onboard the bus, understand the cultural, historical and geological significance of each of the attractions.
- Witness the diverse sea life of Iceland, as you see a multitude of birds, dolphins, and whales on your whale watching cruise with an expert guide aiding you on the old fishing vessel.
Your Golden Circle tour will begin in the morning. The Golden Circle is comprised of three main natural attractions. Perhaps the largest of these is the Thingvellir National Park, overflowing with a multitude of natural landscapes. You will see several cracks and faults in the region since it the exact spot of the juncture between the Eurasian and North American plates, not to mention the rift valley on the shores of the largest lake in the country. You will then visit the Geysir geothermal area where you can witness massive eruptions of steaming hot water up to 40 meters high, courtesy of the still active geyser, StrokkuR. Afterwards, marvel at the Gullfoss Waterfall, a stunning spectacle of cool water plunging over 30 meters in height into the depths of the canyon below.
Once you return from the Golden Circle tour, you will have approximately an hour before you board the fishing vessel at 5 PM. You can explore the old harbor of Reykjavik and its numerous cafes and boutiques as you stroll around the bustling area. You will then meet your guide at the Whale Watching Center. Due to the mixing of the cold Arctic Seawater and the warm North Atlantic Ocean, the region around Iceland is the perfect feeding region. On tours, eight varieties of whales can frequently be seen, including the largest mammal on Earth, the blue whale.
On your cruise, you will see massive humpback whales, dolphins and playful minke whales. Several unique species of birds can also be found flying around and catching fish. The whale watching guide will give you much-needed insight into the various species of animals found in Faxafloi Bay. An onboard multimedia show that includes video and images will give you an excellent overview and compelling facts about the marine life. At the end of this exhilarating 3-hour expedition, you will have much better awareness and knowledge of sea life in Iceland.
- Pick-up from hotel accommodation in Reykjavik
- Professional guide
- Audioguide with a choice of 10 languages on the bus
- WiFi, tablet computers and USB Chargers at each seat
- Access to Whale Watching Center in Reykjavik
- Specially modified whale watching ship
- Drop-off to your hotel
Know Before You Go
The tour is available from Monday to Sunday at 8 AM and lasts about 10 and a half hours.
In Iceland it is always wise to dress in warm, waterproof clothes. Bring a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good outdoor shoes are recommended.
At the time of checkout, you will have the option to book tickets for both adults and children. Tickets for children between the ages of 0 and 11 are free and tickets for children between the ages of 12 and 15 have reduced pricing so please select these according to the age specified for these tickets. Please carry valid ID for all members of your party for whom you're booking reduced pricing tickets to confirm their age if required.
In Bus Audio Guide
We recommend you bring your own headphones since they will fit you best and this is better for the environment. If you forget yours, headphones can be purchased on board the bus.
Super Flexible Cancellation Policy
You may cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
Nothing quite like the mud pools and hot springs of Iceland, but the whale watching experience beats it all
Shoutout to Headout. I was super confused with all the numerous golden circle tickets available, but a rep was nice enough to explain the difference to me! Thanks for the amazing tickets, will be back very soon
Boarding the fishing vessel, I was extremely nervous but once I actually spotted a whale, it all became so much fun
How To Use Your Tickets
You will receive an email confirmation with your Golden Circle & Whale Watching ticket voucher shortly. No need to print. Just show the voucher on your phone with a valid photo ID at the time of pick up.
The ticket is valid only for the date and time for which you’ve scheduled the booking.
Tour starts and ends at the vicinity of your hotel, Reykjavik