Icelandic Whales & Northern Lights from Reykjavik


On this combination tour, you will start with a Classic Whale Watching tour in the afternoon and join our Northern Lights Cruise in the evening. A package deal at a great price! This combo includes some of the most popular excursions in Reykjavík!

Tour info

5 hours
Group Size
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Meeting Point
Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

This magnificent combo tour unites some of the most popular winter attractions in Iceland! You start the day with a 3 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. The views and landscape on the horizon are not to be missed as they are astonishing in the winter glow! The 2 hr. magical evening cruise departs at 21:00/22:00 (depending on the season), taking you into the Southern part of Faxaflói bay, away from the bright city lights. Heading out into the open bay under the vast starry sky is a wonderful experience and the northern lights are something you don't want to miss!

What’s included?

  • Two tours (3 hr. whale watching & 2 hr. northern lights cruise)

  • Sighting guarantee (or come again another day free of charge)

  • Access to Wildlife Exhibition

  • Excellent Live Commentary in English

  • Link to Pictures Taken by Crew (if any)

  • Use of Warm Overalls and Blankets

  • Food & Drinks (available to purchase on board)

  • Pickup / Dropoff (can be arranged for a fee)

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 5h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Efforts are made to invite passengers to stay 2 meters apart from others whenever possible, but guests are asked to wear a face mask during the tour for their own safety. You can purchase a mask in our ticket office before departure. Hand sanitiser dispensers are available on board.

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Operated by:

Elding Whale Watching

About operator:

Elding is a tour supplier in Reykjavik offering whale watching and other adventures at sea all year round. We are conveniently located just off Reykjavik's old harbor. The various types of whales commonly sighted include minke whales, white-beaked dolphins, harbor porpoises and the popular humpback whales. We will be accompanied by sea birds such as gannets, puffins, guillemots, cormorants, gulls, kittiwakes, arctic terns, and many more. Check our online Whale Diary for daily updates on whale sightings. To make our tours even more comfortable, we provide our passengers with warm (and floatable) overalls and raincoats. For safety reasons, all children under 12 years of age are required to wear life jackets during the tour.

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