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From Reykjavik: Whale Watching Tour by Speedboat

1. From Reykjavik: Whale Watching Tour by Speedboat

Get back to nature and look for whales off the coast of Iceland aboard a brand new RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) equipped with 12 suspension seats to enhance your comfort and safety. Make your way to the meeting point in the old harbor of Reykjavik and put on the provided warm waterproof overall, life jacket, googles and your own whale watching scarf. Depart from the harbor and pass the Harpa Concert Hall and Sun Voyager sculpture. Continue to Faxaflói Bay, where up to 23 species of whales, along with dolphins and seals can often be found. Look for the magnificent creatures in their natural environment and encounter sea birds of various species. Keep a look out for the puffins that come to lay their one egg on the many islands in Faxaflói Bay as you cruise up close. Ask your guide any questions you have and hear interesting facts about the whales and other wildlife.

Diving Silfra Day Tour

2. Diving Silfra Day Tour

At Silfra fissure, in National Park Thingvellir, your guide will walk with you to the platform and give you a dive briefing before gearing up. Since the water is between 2 and 4°C the dives are conducted in dry suits and therefore you must have dry suit experience. All necessary equipment including undergarments that will keep you warm and comfortable underneath the dry suit are provided. Please bring warm clothes for the time on land and thick socks as well as your diving and dry suit certification card.

Reykjavik: Puffin Watching Tour

3. Reykjavik: Puffin Watching Tour

Discover the puffins of Iceland on a wildlife watching tour by RIB Boat, These boats cover a larger area and get closer to the puffins than on a conventional vessel. Watch the birds as they nest, dive and fly, and learn about their characteristics as you cruise around the rocks and cliffs. Make your own way to Reykjavik Old Harbour in the early morning and meet the captain of your RIB. Listen to a short safety briefing, put on your provided coveralls, climb aboard, and take hold of the grab rail as your boat sets off. Take in the views of Faxaflói Bay as your RIB zips out over the ice-cold waters. As you cruise, watch for Iceland’s wildlife, including the many species of sea birds that frequent the bay and its islands in summer. As well as puffins, gannets, auks, fulmars, and Arctic terns all visit the local waters. Bump over the waves toward the rocky islands and sea cliffs, and sail up close to the rocks and inlets to view the puffins that nest here between May and August. As you watch the puffins, listen to interesting facts about the species from the expert guide and captain. Hear about their natural behaviors and diet, and snap photos of them nesting, diving, and flying as you sail around the little inlets.  After about an hour on the sea, arrive back at Reykjavik harbor where your puffin watching cruise ends.

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 47 reviews

Its really nice to dive in winters in Iceland :-) - but you have to know the water is the same as summer but the outdoor temp is maybe minus (below 0). So keep in mind - thats not a tropical dive :-) :-) The guides were very professionals. Because of the cold dive, its more important to be perfect with everything. They do their best. I bet it. They are really pros. :-) The dive was very unique - you have to be here to feel it. No words to describe it :-) In winter time the temp is low - i had 2 base layers on me + 1 T-shirt, 3x winter socks, and they gave me a thermo layer. So it was not fair enough... I have felt cold after 10 minutes underwater... This is Iceland Dive :-) Be prepare for it. On the surface I feel cold too. :-) This is the true. BUt its worth it. (You have to understand my feelings about cold: in spring time (month of May) i had a dive (dived?) in Azores (Ponta Delgada), in 17 celsius degrees water with wetsuit (7mm) - I felt cold too there... So its maybe my behave

Amazing experience, that was less cold than expected! Unbelievably clear and blue water. David was a fantastic guide that explained everything clearly and made us all comfortable. Definitely wear some warm clothes under the provided undersuit, and and few pairs of socks!

Thrilling ride out to see the cute little puffins. Guide was very knowledgeable about their habitat and lifestyles of those adorable 10 inch birds. Nice to be able to drift closer to the critters on the zodiac-like craft.

Great service, as a diver you really don't have to do much besides diving! Nice guides who organize everything.

A really cool experience. Eeva is a patient and nice guide.