From Reykjavik: Whales and Northern Lights Boat Tour

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Experience two of Iceland's most iconic attractions on a combined tour: whale watching and the northern lights. Cruise Faxaflói Bay in the day admiring whales, and witness the lights in the evening.


  • Experience the beauty of Faxafloi Bay by day and at night on a boating tour
  • Look for minke whales, harbor porpoise and other wildlife in the bay's waters
  • Benefit from warm seating areas and overalls for maximum comfort levels
  • Take a night cruise to see the Northern Lights from the water on Faxaflói Bay
  • Stay connected and share your experience with the boat's free on-board Wi-Fi


Enjoy two of Iceland's most iconic and interesting natural attractions and see whales in Faxaflói Bay by day before admiring the Northern Lights at night. Enjoy this tour and see two famous attractions in one day to make the most of your time in Reykjavik with this boat tour. Depart from Reykjavik's Old Harbour for an approximately 3-hour whale watching cruise in Faxafloi Bay. Take some stunning photos of the city and surrounding mountains and scenery as you set sail. See views that can extend as far as Snæfells Glacier in the west of Iceland on a clear day. Reach the whale watching area in approximately 30 to 45 minutes, listening to your guide's explanations along the way. Hear more about the whales on arrival, and look for the magnificent creatures with the help of your guide. Keep a look out for minke whales, white-beaked dolphins, harbor porpoises and the great humpback whale. Be mesmerized if a curious whale comes close to the boat. Return to the boat in the evening and look for the magical Northern Lights in the sky. See the lights throughout the winter months depending on the conditions, and even as early as September. Get outfitted in your warm overalls and cruise out to sea just outside Reykjavik city center. Benefit from being away from the artificial lights to enjoy every moment of the Northern Lights. Feel free to move around the boat, both inside and outside, and purchase drinks from the always-open bar.


Warm overalls (includes children's sizes) WiFi & heated indoor seating Experienced guide on both tours Free ticket to try again if nothing is seen on your tour App available in English, German, French, Spanish, and Chinese

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