Reykjavík Classic Whale Watching & Northern Lights Cruise
This COMBO unites some of the most popular winter attractions in Iceland.
Duration: 5-7 hrs. in total
1-30 September at 13:00 and 22:00
1 October - 14 March at 13:00 and 21:00
15 March - 15 April at 13:00 and 22:00
You start the day with a 3-5 hr. whale watching tour at 13:00 with departure from the Old Harbour in Reykjavík. The most common species seen in Faxaflói bay in winter are the Minke whales, dolphins, porpoises and Humpback whales - although we sometimes also spot Orcas, Fin or even Sei whales. Check our Whale diary
for details on past sightings and information about future tours. After exploring the wonderful seabirds and marine life of the bay, you return to the harbour in time to shop, have dinner or stroll the streets of Reykjavík.
The approx. 2 hr. magical evening cruise departs at 21:00 or 22:00, depending on the season (see calendar for availability), taking you into Faxaflói bay. Heading out into the open bay under the vast starry sky is a wonderful experience not to be missed. Our success rate is quite high as we carefully assess the weather and aurora forecasts at hand each and everyday to give you the best chance of spotting the Auroras. Check our Northern Lights diary
for previous sightings and details on upcoming tours.
Please note that if you select pickup for this combo, you will be collected at your hotel or bus stop nearest to your hotel for the Whale Watching and only returned after the Northern Lights Cruise.
For optimal viewing and your enjoyment the tours are weather dependent.
- 13:00 / 13:00 /
- 5:00 hours
- Hot tip
- Dress warmly and don't be shy to also put on our warm overalls!
- English guidance
- Wifi on board
- Entry to Visitor Centre (floating museum)
- Pickup is available for extra charge