Description of this tourAn excellent tour package in down town Reykjavik that combines Whale watching in Faxafloi bay, a ride with an eco-friendly electric Tuk Tuk and a visit to the newest and largest whale exhibition in Europe.
The tour commences at Elding's ticket office by the Old Harbour in downtown Reykjavik, where you can buy tickets or exchange a voucher for a prepaid trip. A guide will meet you in the Whale Watching Centre, which is facilitated on board an old fishing vessel permanently placed by the pier. Before the tour you can enjoy the onboard multimedia show that includes images, videos and facts about the whales and marine life.
After exploring the wonders of the whales and seabirds Faxaflói offers, you return to the harbour and jump on an electric Tuk Tuk that will be waiting for you at the harbour. You will explore the surroundings of The Old Harbour, such as Grjótaþorpið (or Rock Village) – a beautiful example of an old neighbourhood with narrow cobblestone streets and some of Reykjavík´s finest houses from the 19th century, the City centre and the old cemetery in one of Reykjavík´s oldest neighbourhoods.
The ride will end at the newest and largest whale exhibition in Europe, Whales of Iceland which is located in the heart of Reykjavík’s harbour area. This year-round indoor exhibition features life-size models of all 23 whale species found in Iceland´s coastal waters, as well as man-made skeletons of whales in a spectacular interactive environment. This innovative exhibition features an interactive Minke whale and information stations that enhance and educate visitors about each whale. The exhibition space is stunning, the whales are the centrepiece and the atmosphere is like no other. Feels a bit like walking underwater.
- 3 hour whale watching tour
- 30 min. Tuk Tuk ride
- Entrance to the largest whale exhibition in Europe