Whales & Golden Circle Classic

This tour combines some of the most popular attractions in Iceland. After exploring the stunning sites of the Golden Circle you get to enjoy the wonders of the whales and seabirds of Faxaflói bay!

Time: 08:00 – 20:00
Available: 15 May – 30 September
Duration: 10,5 hrs. approximately

You will be picked up at your hotel or nearest bust stop by Gray Line’s shuttle bus in time for the Golden Circle tour. Visit some of the very best known historical sites and natural phenomena in the country; Þingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall, and Geysir geothermal area.

Þingvellir National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Iceland’s most significant places in terms of nature and history and is the place where the first Parliament ‘Alþingi’ was founded in 930 AD. It is home to Iceland’s biggest natural lake, Þingvallavatn, where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates are drifting apart creating a unique landscape. Gullfoss is a double cascade waterfall that thunders down the narrow Hvítárgljúfur canyon and Geysir geothermal area is where you can witness the hot spring Strokkur erupt with scalding water every 5 minutes or so.

After seeing the Golden Circle, you will be dropped off at Elding’s ticket office before the whale watching tour sets off at 17:00. See the whale and dolphins that reside in Icelandic waters year-round and enjoy views of Faxaflói bay’s surrounding areas; Snæfellsjökull glacier / volcano, mount Esja, the Reykjavík skyline and much more. The four most common whales we see in the area are the minke whales, humpback whales, harbour porpoises and white-beaked dolphins. Many seabirds frequent our tours as well and in summer we even often spot Puffins (May-August).