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Full Day Tour of Golden Circle with Whale Watching Adventures

Highlights

  • 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.

Summary

Your Experience

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.

Ticket Info

What's Included?

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

What's Exluded?

  • Drop-off to your hotel

Ticket Delivery

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.

Validity The ticket is valid only for the date and time for which you’ve scheduled the booking.

Super Flexible Cancellation Policy

You may cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.

FAQs

Know Before You Go

Timings

The tour is available from Monday to Sunday at 8 AM and lasts about 10 and a half hours.

Dress Code

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.

Ticket Options

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.

Location

Tour starts and ends at the vicinity of your hotel, Reykjavik, 101, Iceland

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