Whale Watch Iceland

Whales & Northern Lighs Iceland

September to April annually

Join us for a completely unforgettable experience in Iceland. Whilst Whale Watching has traditionally been a Summer activity in Iceland, the last 2 winters have proven that the incidence of sightings in the winter is very good too, at about 70%. Now you can see Whales and the Northern Lights at the same time!

Highlights of this tour package include:

  • Northern Lights Hunt by boat
  • SuperJeep Northern Lights Hunt
  • Whale Watching Boat Trip
  • 3 nights in central Reykjavik
  • Golden Circle SuperJeep Tour; Pingvellir Rift Valley, Gullfoss waterfall and Strokkur Geyser
  • Visit Blue Lagoon

Sample itinerary

DAY 1 - Fly to Reykjavik, Northern Lights Hunt by Boat

Fly to Reykjavik and take flybus transfer into the centre. After dinner you have your first excitement lined up which is a Boat cruise to try and see the Northern Lights. 

Hunting the northern lights from the ocean is an amazing experience. Sail away from the coastline of Reykjavik and hopefully see the Aurora Borealis out on the North Atlantic ocean with beautiful mountains and the city lights in the background. 

This 2-3 hour Northern Lights cruise includes warm overalls to wear, heated seating areas inside and an expert guide on board to explain the Northern Lights. If you are not lucky enough to see them you have the chance to go out again the next evening at no extra cost. (availability allowing)

Overnight in Reykjavik

DAY 2 - Golden Circle SuperJeep Tour, Pingvellir Rift Valley, Gullfoss Waterfall and Strokur Geyser

This guided SuperJeep Tour is a must for anyone that has not been to Iceland before. You will walk in a dramatic mini rift valley created by Tectonic plate movement, gaze at the thundering Gullfoss waterfall which can totally freeze in winter, and marvel at the Strokkur Geyser which erupts every 5 mins. 

If you are lucky and the weather conditions are right the guide sometimes take you up in the SuperJeep for a short drive actually on the Glacier.

Finally time allowing the guide will also add a visit to the stunning blue-green volcanic basalt lake Kerid, before your return to Reykjavik.

For those of you looking for a bit more adventure there is the option to add on the optional extra of a 1 hour snowmobile thrilling ride over the Langjokull Glacier. (See below)

Evening at leisure and overnight in Reykjavik.

DAY 3 - Whale Watching Tour, SuperJeep Northern Lights Hunt

Morning at leisure to enjoy Reykjavik. 

Early afternoon you will be picked up for your 3hr Whale Watching trip. The boats offer comfort, a warm interior and a large outside viewing deck. The captain and crew, point out where to spot the whales and give interesting information about the different kinds of whales and seabirds you can expect to see. 

The guides also take specimens from the ocean on each tour and show them to our passengers on an on-board screen using special microscopes. Here the ocean comes to life as you get to see and feel objects such as baleen plates, whale teeth and whale bones.

Warm overalls are provided to keep you warm and dry and there is a bar where drinks and snacks can be purchased. 

This evening you will be taken out from Reykjavik in a Super-jeep into the wilderness for a final search of the Northern Lights. Given cloudless skies sightings can occur from autumn to early spring. The elders say that the colder the nights the more vibrant & intense the colours will be. Swirling and swaying overhead, displays are usually greenish yellow but white, red and pink lights also frequently appear. 

Please note the maximum number of passengers in the SuperJeep is 6 in order to give you a very personal and individual tour. This is in sharp contrast to the coach tours that are available through other companies, or the very large SuperJeep Tours with 12 people in.

For those looking for an extended evening this trip can be extended to include a visit to the black volcanic beaches and a Lobster Feast as an optional extra. (Please see below)

Overnight at Reykjavik.

DAY 4 - Visit Blue Lagoon, Transfer Airport for flight home

After breakfast check out before a flybus transfer to the Blue Lagoon, one of Iceland's most famous sites whose geothermal waters are particularly good for your skin. Here you can bathe in the warm bright blue waters, put Silica mud on your face or try out the Sauna and Steam rooms which are carved into the lava. 

You can easily while away a couple of hours away and there is also a choice of restaurants with lovely views of the Lagoon. We would also recommend the in-water massage treatments which are just heaven!

Afterwards your flybus transfer will take you to the airport for your flight home.

Price per person: From £1,235

Includes Flights with one cargo bag per person, 3 nights Accommodation with breakfast at Hotel Reykjavik Centrum, Airport Transfers, Superjeep Northern Lights Hunt, Boat Northern Lights Hunt, Whale Watching Trip, Golden Circle; all with guides

Break available Mid Sept-early April inclusive

Departure Airport:

  • Gatwick, Heathrow, Manchester, Luton (All days)
  • Glasgow (Mon-Thurs, Thurs-Sun, Fri-Mon only for direct flights)
  • Edinburgh (Thurs-Sun only for direct flights)
  • Birmingham (Mon - Thurs only for direct flights)
  • Belfast (Fri-Mon, Thurs-Sun only for direct flights)
  • Bristol (Mon-Thurs, Thurs- Sun, Fri-Mon only for direct flights)
  • Dublin (Thurs-Sun only for direct flights)
  • Aberdeen (Sun-Wed,Fri-Mon only for direct flights)
  • Stansted (Sat-Tues only for direct flights)

Accommodation

Hotel Reykjavik Centrum

Hotel Reykjavik Centrum is a relatively new hotel in the heart of the city, opened on April 1st 2005. It is located on one of Reykjavik’s oldest streets, Adalstraeti, in a newly renovated building, the oldest part of which was built in 1764.

During its construction, the remains of a Viking longhouse from the Settlement Period were found. Among the finds excavated at the site were Iceland’s oldest human remains, dating from approximately 870 AD.

The hotel has 89 rooms, each fitted with modern amenities, such as satellite TV, telephone, Internet access, mini-bar, radio, iron and board, hair dryer, safe and tea & coffee set. All rooms have ensuite bathroom with either a shower or a bath.

Contact us for upgrade options for your hotel.

Options and upgrades

1 hr Snowmobiling on Langjokull glacier added onto Golden Circle Superjeep tour

For those looking for a bit of a thrill you can add on a one hour snowmobile drive on Langjokull glacier onto your Golden Circle SuperJeep Tour. 

Shared Snowmobile between 2 people: Price Per Person: From £145

Upgrade to Visit the Black Beaches and Lobster Feast to Northern Lights Hunt

For those looking to extend the Northern Lights Hunt first you will drive to the black volcanic beaches on the southwest coast of Iceland where you take in the raw but beautiful landscape whilst looking out for the Northern Lights. 

Afterwards your guide will take you to Stokkseyri where you will enjoy a lobster feast. 

After dinner the hunt continues for the Northern Lights before dropping you off at your hotel around midnight. Your guide is trained to read the weather, the clouds and the solar activity but unfortunately we cannot guarantee a show. Keep your fingers crossed and hope for the best while you enjoy a super jeep tour out of the beaten path. 

Please note the maximum number of passengers in the SuperJeep is 6 in order to give you a very personal and individual tour. This is in sharp contrast to the coach tours that are available through other companies, or the very large SuperJeep Tours with 12 people in.

This only runs on a Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

Upgrade Price per person: From £130

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