Southern Region, Iceland
Whale Watching & Dolphin Tours

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Iceland’s Golden Circle & Whale Watching Full-Day Tour

1. Iceland’s Golden Circle & Whale Watching Full-Day Tour

Enjoy a 2-part tour of Iceland to experience some of its top attractions, including a morning cruise to observe humpback whales, harbor porpoise, and white-beaked dolphin. Add on a Golden Circle express tour in the afternoon for a full-day of fun. On the unforgettable whale watching tour you will observe whales in their native environment, and see local birdlife, such as puffins, Arctic terns, gannet and many varieties of gull. Killer whales and humpback whales are common sights in Iceland in winter, while minke whales, porpoises, and dolphins are frequently seen all year round. After the whale watching tour, you will be picked up from the harbour at 12:30 for the Golden Circle afternoon tour. Start your bus tour at the Þingvellir National Park to see where the Icelandic parliament Alþingi was established in the year 930 AD. Geologically it is remarkable, with tectonic plate boundaries that form a breathtaking scenery. Next, visit the impressive Gullfoss Waterfall, and the spouting hot springs of Geysir and Strokkur. Although the afternoon coach tour is an express tour, you will see some of the best historical sites and natural phenomena in Iceland. Before your return to Reykjavík, pass the astonishing village of Hveragerði, known for its greenhouses heated by hot volcanic springs.

From Reykjavik: Golden Circle and Whale Watching Tour

2. From Reykjavik: Golden Circle and Whale Watching Tour

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.


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What people are saying about Southern Region, Iceland

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 45 reviews


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

Golden Circle Tour was great - wonderful landscape!

The Golden Circle Tour was great - the landscape and the special sights were great. Whale watching was a bit frustrating, we only saw a few dorsal fins, but that's nature - you can't force it. The whale watching was postponed due to the bad weather and was easily rebooked.

What an incredible day filled with wonderful tour guides and views!

My family adored this tour, we saw beautiful views and even got to experience some local things that aren’t the main “tourist packed” areas of the Golden circle! I would 10/10 recommend it to anyone interested in seeing the Golden circle!

Great trip to the whales. Then 3 highlights from the Golden Circle seen. It was wonderful to be able to experience so many impressions in one day. Thank you!

Despite no whales. A great day and one I’d recommend.