Whales, Lights & Circles

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  • Accommodation on twin sharing (2 persons sharing room) as per above mentioned hotels or similar on Bed & Breakfast basis
  • Flights from London Airports (*Tour is available from other UK Regional Airports)
  • Arrival/departure transfer 
  • Whale-watching
  • Northern Lights Tour by boat
  • Golden Circle Tour 

Not Included:

Above mentioned costs do not include Visa fee, unspecified meals, drinks, telephone calls, laundry, camera fees, grauity tips, insurance and any other expenses of personal nature, Single room supplements and any optional additional tours or activities during free time and not mentioned above.

Day 01: Reykjavik

Arrive in Reykjavik (Keflavik Airport) and transfer to hotel (check-in 14:00hrs), rest of the day is at leisure so you can explore the city. Overnight in Reykjavik (Meals: No Meals)

Day 02: Reykjavik – Whale Watching & Northern Lights by boat

 Your whale watching Reykjavik adventure begins at the old harbour, just minutes away from the city centre. A classic whale watching tour on our big and sturdy boat Andrea, offered all year round from Reykjavik. Experience some of Iceland’s rich and thriving bird life, as well as visit our large variety of sea-life, including minke whales, humpback whales, harbour porpoises and white-beaked dolphins among other whale species.

Enjoy sailing out in one of the largest whale-watching boats Andrea, which provides extra comfort, fantastic interior and seating areas, large outside viewing decks, a safe family friendly environment as well as café & souvenir shop on-board. Expert guides and friendly crew will welcome us on aboard, share interesting information about different kinds of whales and seabirds we might encounter on your tour and will explain how to spot whales out in the bay. With an on-board display of whale teeth, bones, baleen, plankton nets and a microscope, this tour truly is a hands-on floating Whale Watching classroom with educational & interactive focus!

And later in the evening, we will be picked you up to join the search for the magical and elusive phaenomena that is the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis. On the boat we can move around freely, inside and outside, and of course the bar is always open and warm overalls for the tour are provided too. Overnight Reykjavik (Meals: Breakfast)

Day 3: Reykjavik – Golden Circle

Today our Icelandic adventure takes us on the Classic Golden Circle one of the most popular day tours. We follow in the footsteps of the Vikings of old, as we walk down into the rift valley where the American and Eurasian continental plates are literally pulling apart at Þingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the birthplace of the oldest existing parliament.

Watch the steaming geothermal springs as the ground trembles and hot water spouts spectacularly skywards from the famous Strokkur Geyser and one of Iceland’s most iconic natural attraction, as we stand in awe of the magnificence and power of Gullfoss Waterfall, a set of glacial river cascades falling 32 meters into a narrow canyon with a thunderous roar. Overnight Reykjavik (Meals: Breakfast)

Day 4: Reykjavik – Departure 

We bid goodbye to Iceland and transfer to the airport for onward journey.

Important Note:

This is a suggested itinernary and daily details might change depending the on the best time to catch the Aurora Borealis. Any changes will be advised to you locally.

Reykjavik, Arctic Comfort Hotel • 3 Star – Arctic Comfort hotel consists of two buildings, next to each other and each building has 2 floors, there are no lifts. The ground floor accommodates the breakfast area, lounge and bar.

The hotel offers large single, double and triple rooms, as well as studio rooms. All rooms are equipped with twin beds, refrigerator, telephone, TV and private bathrooms with shower and hairdryer. You will also find a kettle along with complimentary tea and coffee. All rooms have wireless internet connections. A computer connected to internet is available for the guests of the hotel in the bar area, free of charge.

Reykjavik, Centerhotel Klopp • 3 Star – Situated right in the heart of the city and within a stone’s throw of all the lively bars, excellent restaurants, shops and museums Centerhotel Klopp is a perfect choice to explore and enjoy Reykjavik’s attractions.

Reykjavik, City Park Hotel • 3 Star – The City Park Hotel is situated near Laugardalur Park and the Reykjavik Botanical Gardens and the city’s largest swimming pool and whirlpool tub complex. There are a few restaurants in the vicinity and a regular buses service, departing from close by to downtown Reykjavik city centre with its numerous shops, bars, restaurants and vibrant nightlife.

Reykjavik, 22 Hill Hotel • 3 Star – 22 Hill Hotel enjoys a fantastic location just 100 yards away from the attractions of downtown Reykjavik with its wide range of shops, bars and restaurants. Many major landmarks are within walking distance and a walk along the waterfront offers some beautiful views of the glacier and mountains across from the harbour. And for those who wish to explore the island’s interior, Hlemmur Bus Station is only 500 km away.

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    At a Glance

    Whales, Lights & Circles

    4 Days / 3 Nights from £435

    Based on London Flight Departures

    Prices are based on 2 sharing and London departures; other regional airports serving Iceland are also available. We can offer this tour with any hotel of your choice or with an upgrade to a higher star rating hotel. 

    • Starts: Reykjavik       Ends: Reykjavik         
    • Departs: Any day
    • Hotel Rating:  3 star 
    • Meals: Daily Breakfast
    • Visiting: Reykjavik, Golden Circle & Northern Lights 
    • Countries: Iceland


    Hunting for the Aurora Borealis is a regular feature of the “Icelandic Winter”! Created by solar storms originating from the sun, these dancing lights are a mesmerising experience.

    Sailing out in search of wonderous whales and experience some of Iceland’s rich and thriving bird life and large variety of sea-life, including minke whales, humpback whales, harbour porpoises and white-beaked dolphins among other whale species.

    Stand in awe of the magnificence and power of Gullfoss Waterfall, a set of glacial river cascades falling 32 meters into a narrow canyon with a thunderous roar.

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