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Make the most of your day. This full-day sightseeing tour gives you all the highlights.


  • Whale watching tour
  • Thingvellir National Park
  • Gullfoss waterfall
  • Geysir geothermal area
  • Small group experience
  • Bird watching


  • Whale watching tour
  • Golden Circle tour in a minibus
  • All entrance fees
  • English guidance

What to bring

  • Warm clothes
  • Sturdy shoes

Tour Snapshot

Availability March - Nov
Duration ~11 hours
Departs From Reykjavik
Minimum age 6 years
Difficulty Easy Suitable for most people in fair condition.
Pick Up Yes
Meet on Location No


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First, we go whale watching from Reykjavik, and then we do the famous Golden Circle in a minibus. We will visit Thingvellir national park, Gullfoss waterfall, and Geysir geothermal area.

a big boat whale watching tour near Reykjavik

Whales are beautiful animals and one of nature’s most extraordinary sights. This cruise will take about 3 hours. The abundant marine life and the crew's expertise has ensured we have sightings on over 90% of our tours.

Our whale watching tours are focused mainly on the southern part of Faxaflói, just off Reykjavík. Each day we scan the area for signs of whales as we never know for sure where we might find them. Sometimes we have to go far while at other times the whales are quite close to shore.

This classic tour will take you to three of Iceland’s most popular attractions: Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir geothermal area, and the National Park Thingvellir.


Thingvellir National Park

We start our tour with a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Thingvellir National Park. The area is famous for its great historical importance and has many awe-inspiring geological features. The Eurasian and American tectonic plates dring apart here, resulting in a thrilling rift in the middle of the park, where we can walk in between the tectonic plates. Althingi (the Icelandic parliament) was formed on these rocks in 930 AD, making it the oldest parliamentary site in the world. 

a view of walking path in Thingvellir national park

Geysir Geothermal Area

Our next stop will be the geothermally active valley where we will experience the power of Earth in the forms of erupting geysers, bubbling mud pots, and will walk in the steaming ground. We will also see Strokkur geyser, which spouts every five minutes or so and projects steaming water to a height of about 60-100 feet.

geothermal hot spring eruption view in Iceland

Gullfoss Waterfall - The Golden Waterfall

Next, we head over to Gullfoss "the Golden Fall", the most famous waterfall in Iceland. Its power is inspirational and we can stand so close to it that we feel the mist of glacial water on our faces.

We prefer to operate tours by minibus in smaller groups. This gives us the opportunity to deliver the personal service we feel you deserve.

a rainbow infront of Gullfoss waterfall

Pick-up for this adventure comes with an additional cost of 2800kr per adult and 1400kr per child. Please be ready for pick up at 8:00 am and look out for a Special Tours company minibus. If you prefer to meet on location, please arrive at Special Tours, Geirsgata 11, 101 Reykjavík at 8:30 am.

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