Water activity

from Reykjavik:Whale Watching & Northern Lights Combo Cruise

3.8 / 5

17 reviews

Activity provider: Reykjavik Sailors

from Reykjavik:Whale Watching & Northern Lights Combo Cruise

Activity provider: Reykjavik Sailors

From US$ 152.23 per person

Experience the best of Iceland on a Whale Watching and Northern Lights combo tour. Look for whales in their natural environment off the coast of Reykjavik during the day and then hunt for the Northern Lights at sea after dark.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Audio guide included
Chinese, English, French, German, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible


  • Find giants in their natural environment in Atlantic Ocean
  • Spot Minke whales, Humpback whales, and Dolphins
  • See Mother Nature light up the sky
  • Experience moments so beautiful they leave you speechless
  • Listen to an informative commentary from experienced guides
Full description

Look for whales and other marine animals in their natural environment on a whale-watching cruise from Reykjavik. Get the chance to spot minke and humpback whales, harbor porpoises, and white-beaked dolphins. Then, enjoy a cozy cruise in the evening time as you go in search of the Northern Lights.

Sail into Faxaflói bay in search of various wildlife species. Take in the spectacular views of the mountains and islands around Reykjavik as well as the wonderful birdlife.

Then, escape the city lights in the evening to find the best site to see the Northern Lights. Climb aboard for a 2-hour cruise and keep cozy in the heated indoor bar, or put on provided warm overalls to look at the stars from the outdoor deck.

  • 3-3.5-hour whale watching tour
  • 2-3-hour Northern lights tour
  • Experienced and professional guides
  • Free ticket to join again in case of no sightings
  • Warm flotation overalls
  • Free WiFi on board
  • Heated indoor cabins and toilets on board
  • Complimentary seasickness tablets available
  • Audio guide with headphones in English, German, French, Spanish and Chinese
  • Food and drink (can be purchased onboard)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Important information

What to bring

  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • Please be aware that due to environmental reasons during certain times of the year your trip may be delivered on a shared boat with one of the activity supplier's partners. The activity supplier is committed to ensuring the environment is kept pristine by making sure fewer boats are on the water.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 /5

based on 17 reviews

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Bei der Whale Watching Tour hatten wir leider nicht wirklich Glück und haben nur ganz kurz eine Rückenflosse gesehen. Außerdem hatten wir recht starken Seegang. Das muss man mögen bzw. aushalten können - uns hat es aber gerade deswegen trotzdem sehr viel Spaß gemacht. Die Nordlichter Tour war total toll. Wir durften wunderschöne Nordlichter bewundern! Die Organisation war super und die Guides waren auf beiden Touren sehr freundlich und kompetent.

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October 4, 2022


You must be lucky. If there are no whales to be seen or the Northern Lights do not appear, it is bad luck. On the other hand, your ticket is valid indefinitely and you can come back. Everything was clear and clear and easy to find

December 22, 2021

Except for the fact that we only saw a few dolphins.

November 25, 2021

Product ID: 123542