Whale Watching and Aurora Borealis - AA-WW-NL

Sea and Sky

Fully licensed travel agency & tour operator

Enjoy the amazing combination of a 3-hours whale-watching boat tour and a 4-hour Northern Lights minibus tour. Two unique Icelandic experiences in just one amazing day!

Duration: ~7 hours

Available: Sep - Apr

Age limit: No age limit

Difficulty: Easy

Tour Highlights:
  • Whale watching tour
  • Seabird watching
  • Guided Northern Lights tour
  • Free Northern Lights photos

Meeting point:

The meeting location for the Whale watching tour is at the Special Tours Ticket Office, located at Ægisgarður 13, 101 Reykjavík

Bring with you:

Warm clothes, hats, gloves and scarf, sturdy shoes, a tripod is needed to get the best pictures of Northern Lights.

Please Note:

  • Northern Lights is natural phenomena and heavily dependent on weather condition and other uncontrollable factors, therefore, Northern Lights sightings cannot be guaranteed even if the tour is operated. In case of no Northern Lights, a free second departure is offered the following evening.
  • During the whale watching tour, will be observing the animals in their natural habitat. As such, we cannot guarantee sightings of any kind. But, in the case that we don't encounter any whales or dolphins, we will offer you a return ticket so you can join us again another day (within two years) for FREE!


18 990 per adult

Youth (6-15): 14 243

Operated with a Trusted Partner

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Iceland is known for incredible Northern lights and excellent Whale Watching but did you know that you can join for both these experiences right from Downtown Reykjavík? Simply meet us at the old harbour for a 3-hour whale watching adventure with amazing views of the capital and watch the whales play in the natural habitat!

In the evening, our Aurora experts will pick you up for an unforgettable night and take you to a top location to view them. When the pitch-black Arctic sky gets colored by the glorious dancing electric green waves you are sure to be amazed! The tour offers complimentary photos of you with the Northern lights so the experience will be well kept in mind, memory, and pictures.

Whale Watching

The meeting location is at the Old Harbor in the downtown area, at Special Tours Ticket Office, located at Ægisgarður 13.

The adventure begins as we head out North of the peninsula. There is no shortage of whale in Faxafjói bay and we with butterflies in the stomach we continue out.

Usually, we don’t need to wait long, it often even seems like the whales are simply waiting for us to show off their acrobatic skills. The most commons sights are the Humpback Whale and the Minke Whale both known for their curiosity and the Humpback for its incredibly picturesque jump up from the ocean. It is quite hard to imagine just a gigantic creature being able to jump this high from the sea but you will be surprised!

Spotting the whales

Spotting the whales

Other common sights include dolphins and porpoises adding a certain cuteness factor to the whole experience. Your expert guides will keep you entertained with knowledge and fun facts about the whales and other wildlife in the area and make sure you don’t miss out on when the ocean giants decide to pop up.

A whale having a feast

A whale having a feast

After enjoying the company of the ocean royals you are taken back to the old harbour where you will have time to roam around the charismatic Reykjavík, cath some dinner or do some shopping before being picked up for your Northern Lights experience of the night.

Humpbacks often raise their flukes before submerging in the deep

Humpbacks often raise their flukes before submerging in the deep

The Northern Lights

Finding the absolute best spot to view the Northern Lights can be a big challenge especially if it gets cloudy but this is where the Northern Lights expert guides come in handy. Their experience and skillful planning will make sure you are taken to the absolute best place to view the dancing colorful lights in their prime.

To make sure the experience is never forgotten complimentary photographs are offered by the guides capturing you with the auroras. That’s a moment you are going to want to keep alive!

After the magical show, the guides will safely drop you off at a place of your choosing inside the downtown Reykjavík area.

Spotting the Northern Lights

Spotting the Northern Lights