Whale Watching and Golden Circle

PICTURES FROM THE TOUR

WHAT TO EXPECT IN THIS TOUR

Make the most of your day by combining these two Icelandic must-sees, Whale Watching and the Golden Circle.

TOUR DETAILS

Whale Watching Reykjavik, Iceland

Your trip starts with a whale-watching tour from Reykjavik, where you’ll get a chance to see whales and dolphins in their natural environment just out from Reykjavik on Faxaflói bay.

Rich Birdlife of Faxaflói Bay

The bird life of Faxaflói bay is rich and diverse all year round. The largest flocks are seen in late winter, when Capelin migrates to the area, drawing in thousands of birds and whales to gorge on this life-giving nourishment.

Whales of Iceland Exhibition

After Whale Watching Reykjavik, you can visit the “Whales of Iceland Exhibition” which is the largest exhibition of its kind in Europe, featuring around twenty-five life-size specimens of whales that live in the waters around Iceland.[1]

Golden Circle Tour

The following whale watching you’ll head out on the Golden circle tour that covers Iceland’s biggest natural attractions, including Þingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, and Geysir geothermal area. Explore the amazing and untaped places of Iceland.

Þingvellir National Park

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Þingvellir National Park, is one of the most significant place in Iceland in terms of nature and history. It is the birthplace of the Icelandic Viking age Parliament Alþingi (930 AD), where laws were made and medieval justice was carried out.

Þingvellir is home to lake Þingvallavatn, Iceland’s largest natural lake, and is the place where the tectonic plates of America and Eurasia meet and drift apart.

Gullfoss Waterfall

Gullfoss waterfall is one of the most popular natural attractions of the Golden Circle trip. Standing next to the double cascade waterfall as it thunders down into the narrow Hvítárgljufur canyon is an unforgettable experience.

Geysir Hot Spring Area

At Geysir geothermal area, one of the highlights is the hot spring Strokkur which erupts with scalding water every 5 minutes.

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