Reykjavik Whale Watching & Northern Lights: A Perfect Combo
Imagine hiking through the trails of massive mountains amidst the lap of nature, experiencing the steaming lava fields, or kayaking in the icy cold water with ice chunks floating all around you with seabirds crossing over your head, yes, Iceland is all about exploring the untouched natural beauty. It is indeed a land of fire and ice giving you once in a lifetime experience of witnessing the extremes. There is no doubt that you get to experience the geological contrasts in one place in Iceland. So, taking it to the next level and combine one of the best two things in Iceland that will make your jaw drop and give you an amazing experience? Get on this tour to Reykjavik Whale Watching & Northern Lights – a perfect package to opt when on a vacation with your family or friends.
Start Your Day with Whale Watching and End Up Dancing with The Northern Lights
Explore the Marine Wildlife Closely
If you are a curious traveler with a deep passion to discover naturally well-protected places, then this tour is exactly for you! Hop onto the boat and leave to the harbor to meet and greet the whales in the Reykjavik’s Faxafloi Bay. Get closer to nature and know more about the Marine Wildlife with the experts that accompany you onboard. Watching whales in coastal waters of Iceland starts with departing from the Reykjavik’s Old Harbour to reach the area that has the most probability to witness minke whales, harbor porpoises, white-beaked dolphins, or humpback whales. So, get ready and carry the essentials in your backpack to have an experience of the lifetime.
Experiencing the Northern Lights in the Icelandic Countryside
Iceland, which is located at the edge of the arctic circle makes a perfect destination to witness the naturally occurring phenomenon – Aurora Borealis. Hop on to the tour from Reykjavik and hunt to find the perfect view of the dancing lights against the dark background. After spending time watching the whales in the wide-open sea, witnessing the dancing lights is extremely soothing and relaxing too. The elusive Northern Lights presents a beautiful sight, an example of art and science coexisting. You will see the majestic ribbons of green, red, white, or purple that flutters above your head all over the sky. So, this could be a perfect end to a fantastic day.
English Speaking Professional Whale Watching Guides
English Speaking Professional Northern Lights Guides
Heated indoor cabins with toilet facilities
Warm flotation overalls
Boat Tour from Reykjavik
Seasickness tablets if needed
Free WiFi on board
What to bring
Headwear & Glvoes
Good to know
- Sold on board: Light snacks, sandwiches, coffee, tea, beer and soft drinks.
- All whale watching & northern lights tours are subject to weather conditions and sightings cannot be guaranteed. We reserve the right to cancel the tour due to bad weather conditions.
- If there are no sightings on the tour use tour ticket to join us on the next available day.
It is possible to book a pick up for the tour for extra price. Please let us know if you want us to pick you up at your hotel.
- Pick ups must be booked with a minimum of one hour before the tour departure time. All pick ups booked after that will be discarded.
You will go off the boat in Reykjavik between the whale watching part of the tour and the northern lights part of the tour.
The duration of the whale watching part of the tour is around 3 – 3,5 hours and the duration of the northern lights tour is approximately 2 – 2,5 hours.
The departure of the northern lights part of the tour depends on what month you book the tour. The reason for this is that during the high winter time it gets dark outside sooner and therefor we can start the tour earlier in the evening.
September & March 15th to April 15th: 22.00
- October – March 14th : 21.00
- The summer tours are usually on a faster boat so the time on the spotting area will be the same during summer and winter – it’s just sailing to that point and back to harbor that will be shorter during summer time.
- You should be at the departure point at least 30 minutes before scheduled departure.
- Our ship is comfortable and warm and suits very well for Whale Watching & Northern Lights.
If you don’t see a whale or northern lights on the tour, you have the option to take the tour again for free.
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Most frequent questions and answers
The meeting point for the tour is at Reykjavik Harbor
You should schedule to be at our departure point at least 30 minutes before scheduled departure.
Please let us know if you want us to pick you up at your hotel.
Pick-ups must be booked with a minimum of one hour before the tour departure time, all pick-ups booked after that will be discarded.
Adults: 2.200 ISK
Youth 7-15 years: 1.100 ISK
Kids 0-6 years: FREE
Check the booking engine to see if your accommodation is available for pick up. If not, find the closest designated pick up location using the map below:
Yes, you will go off the boat in Reykjavik between the whale watching part of the tour and the northern lights part.
We recommend that you walk around and explore the city & grab a dinner before you go on the northern lights hunt in the evening.
The northern lights part of the tour is operated on a boat as well as the whale watching part of the tour.
If the tour gets cancelled due to weather you can choose between rescheduling the tour for another departure or receiving a full refund.
Free cancellation up to 1 day before the tour. If you cancel within 1 day notice, a 100% fee will be charged.
However, we always ask you to cancel the tour as soon as possible so we can adjust the schedule for the day depending on how many people will be joining the tour.
Light snacks, sandwiches, coffee, tea, beer and soft drinks are sold onboard.
We have almost 100% sightings on this tour. However, if you don’t see whales on the tour you can reschedule the tour free of charge for the next available day.
Our northern lights experts take a very good look at the forecast for each night and therefor we have almost 100% sightings on this tour. If the northern lights forecast is not good for the evening, we will cancel the northern lights part of the tour and you can choose between rescheduling or getting a full refund.
Yes, and you definitely should! The setting on the tour is full of amazing, scenic views.
This is, of course, a personal choice, we have often had pregnant women on our trips. This tour is listed as easy so if you do not feel uncomfortable on a boat, this tour should be ideal for you.
If you are unfortunate enough to miss out on them on our tour, we offer you to rebook the tour free of charge on another day of your trip.
If you are unfortunate enough to miss out on the northern lights on our tour, we offer you to rebook the northern lights tour free of charge on another day of your trip.