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Tour Operator: Special Tours 6 hours Travel method:   Boat Region / Starts from: Capital Region
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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! Whale Watching: We sail 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 us 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 we reach 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 we 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! We will take 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 we try our very best to give our passengers get the best possible chance and we put great effort into making the on board experience unique and memorable! The night sky and 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! We offer our passengers warm overalls for the tour and this has proven to be very popular and quite necessary in the winter months!


Special Tours Iceland app with 5 languages (English, German, French, Spanish and simplified Chinese) available for Android and Apple. It is available for all clients to download during their tour, with both text and audio information. The app will is as close to an audio guided wildlife adventure as possible

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No hidden costs
Very easy
Free cancellation until 23 hours before the departure
Cancellation fees:
+23 hours - No charge
<23 hours - 100% of total reservation value
What is included
Whale Watching tour
Northern Lights tour
Warm overalls on board!
Café & Souvenir shop
Meeting point

Meet us at the Special Tours Ticket Office 30 minutes prior to departure: Geirsgata 11, 101 Reykjavík

Meeting points:
  • Special Tours Ticket Office, Geirsgata 11, Reykjavík, 101
Important information
Dress warm!
Camera is always good, but remember to enjoy the moment!
All our tours are weather dependent and subject to cancellations. We advise you to give us a call on the day to check the tour status.
We can never guarantee sightings as we are working together with nature, but we provide a service to sail out and search for the natural wonders, the whales or northern lights. However If you dont spot anything on your tours we will allow you to join us again if possible.