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

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Observe whales in their native environment before touring Iceland’s Golden Circle to see lava fields, bubbling geysers and hot natural springs. See humpback and minke whales, harbor porpoise and white-beaked dolphins.

Highlights

  • See humpback whales in their native environment
  • Observe harbor porpoise and white-beaked dolphins
  • Gaze at an extraordinary array of birds, including puffin and Arctic terns
  • Explore the Whale Center and see exhibitions on Iceland's various species of whale
  • Enjoy a scenic driving tour of the Golden Circle and see lava fields and hot natural springs
  • Admire the cascades of Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Discover where Iceland's historic Viking parliament was held at Þingvellir National Park
  • See the greenhouses heated by hot volcanic springs at the village of Hveragerði

Description

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.

Includes

Transportation by bus Whale watching tour Entry to Whale Center Guided Golden Circle tour Wi-Fi on board the Golden Circle bus
Food and drinks (can be purchased at stops en route)

Important Information

  • Please note that pick-up starts 45 minutes prior to tour departure. Please wait outside your hotel or guesthouse for the pick-up bus
  • Please note that the discount for children and youths is a family discount, and applies to maximum 2 children/youths per each full paying adult
  • Whales are wild animals in their natural habitat, and sightings cannot be guaranteed. In the unlikely event no whales or dolphins are seen during your tour, you can rebook for free

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