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Whales & Auroras

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6 hours
Very Easy
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Special Tours in Reykjavik Harbour

See the majesty of Iceland's wildlife on part 1 of this tour which takes you out to sea whale watching. Then experience the magic of Iceland's nature and see the northern lights light up the sky on the second part of this combo tour.

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What to expect?

Whale Watching Reykjavik: We sail out for whale watching all year long and the tour takes about 3 hours, departing from the old harbour in Reykjavik. You will see the city and surrounding areas and beautiful mountain scenery from the seaside, perfect for photography. In good weather conditions you can see all the way to Snæfells Glacier in the west of Iceland. It takes us about 30-45 minutes to reach the whale watching grounds and on the way your guide will tell you all about the history of the area, facts, stories, and answer any questions you might have. When we reach the whale watching grounds you will hear more about the whales and help the guide to spot them. The whales are sometimes very curious and come close to the boat as we respect their presence. Our whale watching grounds include Minke Whales, White-Beaked Dolphins, Harbour Porpoises and the great Humpback Whale.

Duration : 3-3.5 hours

Northern Lights by boat: In the winter months, and even as early as September, the most magical displays of auroras will often appear in the skies of Iceland! We will take you out at sea, just outside Reykjavik city, away from the lights so that you can enjoy every moment of it. This is a hunt for the Northern Lights, and the sightings can never be guaranteed – but after years of experience and with a little luck – we try our very best to give our passengers the best possible chance and we put great effort into making the on-board experience unique and memorable! On the boat you can move around freely, inside our outside as you please – and the bar is always open! We offer our passengers warm overalls for the tour and this add-on has proven to be very popular and even quite necessary in the winter months.

Duration : 2-2.5 hours

What is included?

Guided boat tour
Free ticket to try again in case of no sightings!
Warm floatable overalls provided for your comfort (overalls also available in children’s sizes!)
Wi-Fi, coffee shop and souvenirs on board

What do I need to bring?

Dress warm! Camera is always good, but remember to enjoy the moment!
And if you are using your smart phone to photograph the northern lights, we suggest downloading the app that will allow you to capture the moment.

Additional information

These tours are subject to correct weather conditions and sightings cannot be guaranteed. We reserve the right to cancel the tour due to unfavourable weather conditions if need be. Take a look at our terms & conditions for further information.

If the northern lights boat tour is cancelled, but aurora conditions are favourable, we offer a replacement northern lights tour by bus, plus a chance to join the boat tour the next available day (even if you see the lights on the bus)

If the tour does not operate at all (boat or bus) during your stay due to unfavourable weather conditions you are of course entitled to a refund.

If you join the tour (boat or bus) and there are no sightings you will get another ticket to join us on the next available day. This ticket is valid indefinitely – so if you dont have another chance this time around we welcome you back when you visit Iceland again! (This goes for the Whale Watching as well)

Please note these are two separate tours, and do not have to be done on the same day. Please contact the supplier to confirm the dates you prefer after booking.

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
    • Cancellation Policy: Fee of 100% if cancelled 24 hours before event or less.
    • Quality Assurance: Travelade only works with selected local partners we trust to provide high quality service.

Meeting Point

The meeting point is at our ticket office in the Old Harbour - Ægisgarður 13, 101 Reykjavík.
We recommend arriving at least 30 minutes prior to departure for check-in and boarding.
Pick up available for extra charge, starting 60 min before departure

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