Golden circle and Whale watching in Reykjavik

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The Golden Circle Classic is our bestselling day tour! Follow in the footsteps of the vikings of old as you walk down into the rift valley where the American and Eurasian continental plates are literally pulling apart at Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the birthplace of the oldest existing parliament. Witness the steaming geothermal springs as the ground trembles and hot water spouts spectacularly skywards from the famous Strokkur Geyser at...
The Golden Circle Classic is our bestselling day tour! Follow in the footsteps of the vikings of old as you walk down into the rift valley where the American and Eurasian continental plates are literally pulling apart at Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the birthplace of the oldest existing parliament. Witness the steaming geothermal springs as the ground trembles and hot water spouts spectacularly skywards from the famous Strokkur Geyser at home of the one-and-only original geyser and Iceland's most iconic natural attraction. Experience the magnificence and power of Gullfoss Waterfall, a set of glacial river cascades falling 32 meters into a narrow canyon with a thunderous roar.

After returning to Reykjavik around 15:30, the whale watching trip will begin at 17:00 meaning you will have about 1.5 hrs to enjoy the quaint old harbour with its design boutiques and coffee houses, or simply stroll around and take in all the action in the busy harbour.
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Itinerary Details

Itinerary
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Pass By: Reykjavik Terminal, Skógarhlíð 10, Reykjavík, Iceland

Tours depart from the Reykjavik Terminal located at Skógarhlíð 10. Please be sure to arrive 15 minutes prior to departure along with a printed or digital copy of your ticket/voucher.

If you have booked a hotel pickup with SmartBus™, please be at your chosen pickup location 30 minutes before the departure of the tour. Look for the Green SmartBus™ which will be outside your accommodation at within the 30 minutes of pickup.

Stop At: Thingvellir National Park, Thingvellir Iceland

Located on the northern shores of Þingvallavatn (Iceland's largest lake), Þingvellir (anglicized as 'thingvellir') is the national pride of Iceland and our first National Park. It is, for one, a key location in Icelandic history as the oldest existing parliament in the world first assembled there in 930 AD. For this reason, Þingvellir has...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Reykjavik Terminal, Skógarhlíð 10, Reykjavík, Iceland

Tours depart from the Reykjavik Terminal located at Skógarhlíð 10. Please be sure to arrive 15 minutes prior to departure along with a printed or digital copy of your ticket/voucher.

If you have booked a hotel pickup with SmartBus™, please be at your chosen pickup location 30 minutes before the departure of the tour. Look for the Green SmartBus™ which will be outside your accommodation at within the 30 minutes of pickup.

Stop At: Thingvellir National Park, Thingvellir Iceland

Located on the northern shores of Þingvallavatn (Iceland's largest lake), Þingvellir (anglicized as 'thingvellir') is the national pride of Iceland and our first National Park. It is, for one, a key location in Icelandic history as the oldest existing parliament in the world first assembled there in 930 AD. For this reason, Þingvellir has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is, therefore, a protected national park due to its unique geology and natural features. From the viewing area, the Almannagjá canyon between two tectonic plates can be seen, a visual representation of continental drift.

As the first stop along the tour, you will have an opportunity to walk through the park and use the restroom if needed.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Geysir, Haukadalur Iceland

A favourite stop along the Golden Circle is the highly active Geysir Hot Spring Area with boiling mud pits and the lively Strokkur which spouts water 30 meters (100 ft) into the air every few minutes.The area became active more than 1000 years ago and comprises more than a dozen hot hot spring holes. Although one can only see steam emerging from the surface of Geysir these days, its name was adopted to represent spouting hot springs all over the world.

Along the tour, the newly opened Geysir Center offers guests and travellers a chance to use the restroom and to catch some refreshments as well as lunch.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Gullfoss, White River, Blaskogabyggd 801 Iceland

Gullfoss Waterfall

As one of the most popular attractions in all of Iceland, Gullfoss is a waterfall located in the canyon of Hvítá river in the southwest of the country. The beautiful Hvítá river rushes southward in three steps into a narrow canyon with a breathtaking roar and grandeur. Furthermore, on clear days the magnificent Langjökull glacier, Iceland's second largest glacier, can be seen in the distance.

Guests and Travelers may use the restroom and purchase food and refreshments at this location as well.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Whale Watching, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

After a full day of sightseeing, we will drop you off at the Elding Whale Watching office. After checking in and hopping on board, you will receive warm clothing if you feel it needed and you will find several outdoor viewing platforms, a large indoor saloon with an on board café with light refreshments, basic bathroom facilities. Once underway, an on board guide will be there to will commentate on the sights and views at hand through the intercom system on board and will be available to you and happy to answer any questions you may have throughout the tour.

Duration: 3 hours

Important Details

Included
  • Knowledgeable local guide
  • WiFi on board
  • Our whale watching boats have big viewing decks and indoor facilities such as cafeteria and toilets.
  • Entry/Admission - Whale Watching
  • In-bus audio guide with a choice of 10 languages
  • Access to the Whale Watching Centre
Not Included
  • Pick-up and Drop-off at hotel can be booked as an extra service with our SmartBus™ service.
  • Food and drinks
Departure Point
Reykjavik Terminal, Skógarhlíð 10, Reykjavík, Iceland

Traveler pickup is offered
Because of traffic limitations, customers staying in postcode 101 might have to make their way to the closest pick-up spot. Your hotel receptionist can help you find out which one that is. If you are staying in a private accommodation, please contact the local supplier to know

Please note: pickup is not available from Airbnb or private housing. Please contact the operator for information information on the nearest pick up location to your accommodation.

Pick up is also available from the following hotels:
- Apartment K - Ingólfsstræti 1a
- AR Central Apartments
- Best Western Hotel Reykjavík
- Black Pearl Hotel
- Domus Guesthouse
- Flying Viking Guesthouse
- Grettisborg Apartments
- Guesthouse 101
- Guesthouse Aurora
- Guesthouse Summerday
- Laugavegur Apartments
- Reykjavik Domestic Airport
- Villa Guesthouse
- Black Tower
- Gray Tower
- Stay Apartments Einholt
- Stay Apartments Laugavegur
- Stay Brilliant
- Skarfabakki cruise terminal
- Reykjavík Terminal
- Elding Whale watching center
- Frakkastígur Apartments
- BSÍ Bus terminal
- Thomsen
- Brilliant apartments
- Apartment K - Lindargata 60
- Reykjavik 4you Apartments - Laugavegur 85
- Bergstaðarstræti Aparments
- Hotel Reykjavik Center
- Sandhotel
- Apartment K - Skólastræti 1
- Apartment K - Laugavegur 74
- Apartment K - Laugavegur 85-86
- Apartment K - Laugarvegur 46
- Apartment K - Hverfisgata 37
- Apartment K - Thingholtsstraeti 2-4
- Apartment K - Hverfisgata 14
- Phoenix Hotel
- 1912 Guesthouse
- Pávi Apartments
- B14 - Rooms and Apartments
- Konsulate Hotel by Hilton

Ports

  • Skarfabakki Cruise terminal


8:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 65 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.