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Whales & Auroras

Whales & Auroras

We offer you Iceland´s favorites combo – whale watching & northern lights package! You can join both tours on the same day, or split them up between days – whatever is convenient for you!

Come and take the popular combo in Reykjavik, Whale watching and northern lights hunting.

Whale Watching: Sailing out for whale watching all winter long and the tour takes about 3 hours, departing from the old harbour in Reykjavik. You will see the city from the seaside, perfect for photography and the surrounding areas, mountains are beautiful. In good weather conditions you can see all the way to Snæfells-glacier in the west of Iceland. It takes about 30-45 minutes to reach the whale watching grounds and on the way your guide on board will tell you all about the history of the area, facts, stories and answer any questions you might have. When reaching the whale watching grounds you will hear more about the whales and help the guide spot them out, they can come close to the boat or be further away and usually you see one of these, or sometimes all; Minke Whales, White-Beaked Dolphins, Harbour Porpoises and the great Humpback Whale from time to time.

Northern Lights: In the winter months, and even as early as September, the most magical displays of auroras will often appear in the skies of Iceland! Taking you out on sea, just outside Reykjavik city, away from the lights so that you can enjoy every moment of it. This is a hunt for the Northern Lights, and the sightings can never be guaranteed - but after years of experience and with a little luck passengers get the best possible chance and a great effort is made into making the on board experience unique and memorable! The night sky is beautiful as well as seeing the city lights from sea, and on the boat you can roam around, inside our outside as you please - and the bar is always open! During the tour passengers are offered warm overalls and this has proven to be very popular and quite necessary in the winter months!

This tour is operated by a DaytripFactory Partner.

Location: Reykjavik old harbour

Duration: Whale watching 3 hours, Aurora hunt 2-2.5 hours.

What to bring: Warm water proof clothing, sturdy shoes, gloves.

Tour operator: DaytripFactory Partner