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Reykjavik: 3-Hour Sea Angling Gourmet Experience Tour

1. Reykjavik: 3-Hour Sea Angling Gourmet Experience Tour

Enjoy a 3- to 3.5-hour sea angling tour from Reykjavik and breathe the salty air of the fishing grounds of Faxaflói. A must for first-timers and experienced anglers alike, you will be joining in a fantastic Icelandic tradition. The fishing grounds in Faxaflói have attracted Icelandic fishermen for centuries, and the captains of these tours know the area like salty sea dogs. They will take you to the best spots for catfish, cod, haddock, mackerel, and pollack. And what you catch, you keep! The crew will cook the fish that is caught on the boat's BBQ with homemade sauce and potatoes.  Just breathing in the fresh air, being out on the open ocean, and catching your first fish of the day makes this an experience you’ll never forget. All equipment is provided, and there is no need to worry about your sea skills, as the captain and guide will teach you the best fishing moves, if you don't know them already.

Reykjavik: New Years Fireworks Midnight Cruise

2. Reykjavik: New Years Fireworks Midnight Cruise

Join an amazing evening yacht cruise on the Amelia Rose to celebrate the New Year and say bon voyage to 2023. The luxury yacht Amelia Rose leaves the harbor at 10:30 PM, and returns approximately half an hour after midnight. The view from the sea gives you the chance of seeing the world-famous fireworks over the city and the surrounding towns. If the skies are clear, you might be able to catch the Northern lights too! Receive a complimentary glass of Champagne as midnight approaches and, as the clock strikes 12, raise a toast to the New Year. Three panoramic decks will ensure that you will get the best view possible of the fireworks, the Reykjavík coastline, and if the skies are clear hopefully catch the Northern lights too.

Reykjavik: Northern Lights Motor Yacht Cruise

3. Reykjavik: Northern Lights Motor Yacht Cruise

Sail along the beautiful coastline of Iceland from Reykjavik Old Harbor and then head out to Faxaflói Bay to experience the city lights from a different perspective. Step aboard a comfortable motor yacht for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The main objective of your tour is to get away from the lights to get a glimpse of the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) in the darkness of the ocean! Climate conditions permitting, see the natural phenomenon caused when particles from the sun hit the earth’s atmosphere to create a stunning choreography of lights in the sky. Get your cameras ready for some spectacular photo opportunities - the vessel is very stable, making it very convenient when taking photos. Your experienced crew will keep an eye out for Aurora Borealis activity to find the best route to take. Sit back and enjoy the scenery from the vast darkness behind the small islands of Faxaflói Bay, including the island of Viðey where Yoko Ono's Imagine Peace Tower lights up the night sky from October 9 to December 8 (and on a few other days of the year). See the Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Center with its distinctive colored glass façade inspired by the basalt landscape from a different angle. Marvel at The Sun Voyager ode to the sun statue by Jón Gunnar Árnason and the famous house of Höfði where an agreement was signed in 1986 to end the Cold War.   Escape the crowds and benefit from a comfortable yacht cruise with fewer passengers, as group sizes are limited to enhance customer satisfaction and create a more intimate experience. If it gets chilly, wrap up in the warm blankets provide and enjoy hot drinks or refreshments that can be bought from the bar while waiting for the Northern Lights to appear.

Reykjavik: Midnight Sun Whale Watching Tour

4. Reykjavik: Midnight Sun Whale Watching Tour

Whales are the most mysterious of creatures, and some of the best whale watching in the world is just off the coast of Iceland’s capital, where the ocean currents create excellent viewing conditions. Climb aboard a whale watching boat operated by the only environmentally certified whale watching company in Iceland, and explore the southern part of Faxafloi Bay in the Midnight sun of the summer months. On the 3.5-hour tour you will get up-close to whales such as playful minke, as well as see abundant sea birds, dolphin and harbor porpoise. Whales are seen on more than 95% of summer tours, often surfacing within a few meters from the boats. To ensure that the animals are not disturbed, boats sail at a constant speed towards the whales' habitat. This is part of a sustainability policy, trying to minimize oil use and pollution. Guides have all gone through an extensive training program, based on exclusively developed guiding principles. They will provide valuable information about the wildlife and scenery in an entertaining way. And as a successful whale watching tour is a team effort, the crew work closely with passengers to spot the whales, helping you feel an important part of the experience.

Reykjavik: Whale Watching in Faxaflói Bay & Live Lava Show

5. Reykjavik: Whale Watching in Faxaflói Bay & Live Lava Show

Whale Watching departure at 09:00 & Lava Show at 14:00 Whale Watching departure at 13:00 & Lava Show at 18:00 Lava Show at 12:00 & Whale Watching departure at 14:00 1. Lava Show - 50 minutes The only live LAVA SHOW in the world! Are you fascinated with lava, volcanoes, and geology? Would you like to see red-hot lava up close in a safe environment? Are you embarking on a journey through Iceland, the land of ice and fire? If the answer is YES, you need to experience LAVA SHOW Reykjavik. It is the only live lava show in the world and has become one of the must-see experiences in Iceland! Just look at the incredible reviews! The address is Fiskislóð 73, Reykjavík 101, Iceland An incredible and unique experience In order to recreate a miniature volcano eruption, they superheat real lava from the 1918 Katla eruption and once molten, pour it into a showroom full of people. It is an incredible, unforgettable experience. In an instant, the showroom heats up to a toasty temperature. And as the audience sits safe in their seats yet only a few feet away from the flowing lava, it is mesmerizing to see, hear, smell and feel the incredible heat that radiates from it. It truly is a sensational experience! The show begins with a short welcome by the host and then a short educational video about Icelandic volcanism, the volcanoes close by - with special emphasis on the largest volcano eruptions in Icelandic history and the volcanic dangers surrounding the capital area Once the lava starts flowing into the showroom, the host literally starts PLAYING WITH THE LAVA! It is an entertaining, unique, and educational experience, completely different from everything else you've ever experienced. And after the show, you truly see the rest of Iceland with different eyes and a newfound appreciation for nature. It really is a must see experience. 2. Whale Watching Tour Experience the best Iceland has to offer with spectacular Whale Watching opportunities. Our tours offer a unique experience and we do our best to make this a lifetime experience for you. A Whale Watching adventure departing from Old harbour in downtown Reykjavik. We sail into Faxaflói bay in search of Minke and Humpback whales, Dolphins, Harbour porpoises and Killer whales (a rare sighting). On this tour, you will also experience the spectacular views of the mountains and islands around Reykjavik as well as the wonderful bird life. On board we have warm overalls, heated spacious indoor cabins, a nice bar and free WiFi. NOTE: You should schedule to be at our departure point at least 30 minutes before scheduled departure. Please be aware that due to environmental reasons during certain times of the year our trips may be delivered on a shared boat with one of our partners. At Reykjavik Sailors, we are committed to ensuring the environment is kept pristine by making sure fewer boats are on the water.

Reykjavik: Premium Whale Watching with Flexible Ticket

6. Reykjavik: Premium Whale Watching with Flexible Ticket

Experience the whales and wildlife of Faxaflói bay on a small-group whale watching tour. Board a specially designed RIB speedboat so that you can enjoy up close and personal views of whales, dolphins, and more. The boats are small yet powerful and capable of covering a large area in search of wildlife during a 2-hour tour. The RIB boats are equipped with brand new high-quality suspension seats designed to increase safety and comfort during the adventure. During the summer months (May - August) this tour includes puffin watching as the colorful birds nest just outside the city's harbor. After the whale safari, head back to Reykjavík while enjoying a ride along the city's shoreline. Experience unique views of some of the cities most famous landmarks from the sea.

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What people are saying about Western Region, Iceland

Great tour guides, great experience all around! The weather was cloudy and rainy so our original date changed, but we did see the lights (although faintly) and enjoyed the warm cabin and drinks. They have beers, sodas, hot chocolate, etc. I enjoyed seeing the night sky so clearly. Not all phones will get good pictures but what's important is viewing it with your own eyes. :)

What an amazing experience from start to finish! We were very lucky to see the northern lights! Everything about the trip was superb - great boat with lots of blankets, hot and cold drinks and chocolate available to buy and really knowledgeable hosts.

Brilliant trip on a beautiful boat : saw the lights too!! Lovely bar area and very clean : thanks.

Clean,cosy jacht ,nice staff.We saw the Northen light,unforgivable experience.

Incredibly nice tour guides and an unforgettable experience