Experience two of Iceland’s most incredible natural sights as you go whale watching and search for the Northern Lights with this package of two separate excursions from Reykjavik. Climb aboard your boat to search for the Aurora Borealis, a spectacular celestial display of colorful lights triggered by magnetic storms. For your second excursion, head out again by boat into Faxaflói Bay as you search for the area’s incredible marine life, including humpback whales, minke whales and harbor porpoises, among others. Both trips include hotel transport (if option selected), guides, warm coveralls and Wi-Fi on the whale watching cruise.
- Reykjavik Super Saver, combining two incredible tours at a discounted price
- 2.5-hour Faxaflói Bay cruise from Reykjavik to see the Northern Lights
- Stay on the lookout and hear myths and facts about the breathtaking natural phenomenon from an expert guide
- Spot marine life, including harbor porpoises and humpback whales, on a 3.5-hour whale-watching tour
- Learn about some of Iceland’s most majestic marine species from a knowledgeable guide
Witness some of the earth’s most sublime natural phenomena when you purchase this package of a whale watching tour and a Northern Lights excursion for one low price. Nothing can make an amazing more trip to Iceland more special than spotting a reclusive whale or a spectacular Northern Lights display, both of which you’ll have the chance to see on this combined trip.
For your first trip to see the Northern Lights, you’ll leave from Reykjavik's Old Harbour at either 9pm or 10pm depending on the time of year. Hotel pick-up begins 60 minutes prior to departure (if option selected).
Then head to your boat which will take you out onto the water for a good chance of seeing this incredible natural light show, listening as your guide shares details about what causes the phenomenon and the legends that surround them. Sightings can’t be guaranteed, but with luck you’ll witness this amazing sight.
For your second trip you will again be picked up from your Reykjavik hotel (if option selected) 60 minutes prior to departure, continuing to Reyjavik’s Old Harbor and then to Faxaflói Bay to begin your whale watching trip.
Keep your eyes peeled for the incredible range of creatures that call this bay home, including humpback and minke whales, harbor porpoises and white-beaked dolphins.Keep your camera ready to photograph these magnificent creatures
For a full description of the itinerary of each trip, please refer to the details below.
Please note: You can choose to take the tours on the same day, or across separate days during your Iceland vacation.
Northern Lights Viewing Cruise from Reykjavik (2.5 Hours)
Start with a nighttime pickup from your hotel (if option selected) then board a cruise boat and set off from Reykjavik's coast toward Faxaflói Bay for your once-in-a-lifetime Northern Lights experience. Also known as the Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights are triggered by magnetic storms that paint ribbons of green, blue, yellow, purple and red in the sky.
Pull on a pair of provided overalls, then find a comfortable spot in the viewing area. As your boat cuts through the waters, gaze around you at the darkness-cloaked landscape, and listen to your guide share fascinating facts about the lights, as well as the legends that surround them.
Sightings cannot be guaranteed as they’re dependent on weather, location and chance, but with luck and a cloudless sky, you may catch a mesmerizing show. Should you wish, warm yourself up with hot chocolate, tea and chocolate (own expense) while you keep watch.
After 2.5 hours, your tour ends with a drop-off back at your hotel (if option selected). If the cruise is canceled due to poor weather conditions, you’ll be given the option of attending the cruise on an alternative date.
Whale-Watching Tour from Reykjavik (3.5 Hours)
Begin with a hotel pickup (if option selected) and then travel to Reykjavik’s Old Harbor. On arrival, board your comfortable, whale-watching boat and take a seat on deck. Pull on a pair of overalls to shield you from the cold, and listen as your guide explains what marine life you can expect to see during your cruise.
As your boat slips away from shore and out onto the open waters of Faxaflói Bay, look out for harbor porpoises, white-beaked dolphins, minke whales and humpback whales. In the unlikely event that you don’t spot a whale, you will receive a complimentary ticket for another boat ride.
If you feel cold during your cruise, seek refuge inside the cozy viewing area, where you can thaw out with hot chocolate, coffee, tea and snacks (own expense). After your cruise, your experience concludes with a drop-off back at your hotel (if option selected).