Iceland

Whale Watching Iceland

Highlights

Reykjavik and the North
Beautiful Husavik
Humpback, Minke, Pilot & Orca
Northern Bottlenose & White-beaked Dolphins

Introduction

In Icelandic waters its possible to find over 20 different cetacean species. This short break north to Iceland takes you to sea in some spectacular surroundings in search of some of these. You fly up north to Akureyri and drive to Husavik, will also have time to explore the mud pools, hot springs and wildlife haven of Lake Myvatn. Return to Reykjavik for more whale watching and experience the Blue Lagoon before flying home.

Outline Itinerary

Day
1. Depart UK, arrive Reykjavik and connect to Akureyri. Self-drive to Husavik
2. Morning whale watching from Husavik. Afternoon recommended drive to Lake Myvatn
3. Morning whale watching. Return to Akureyri and fly to Reykjavik. Overnight in Reykjavik
4. Whale watching from Reykjavik. Afternoon at leisure
5. To Blue Lagoon and fly to UK

Cost

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Departure Dates

Any departure date April - October to your requirements

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Description

On arrival you will transfer to your flight to Akureyri from Reykjavik. On arrival in the northern capital you pick up a hire car and will drive approximately 1.5h through the mountains to Husavik set in a lovely fjord.

Husavik has a small town feel and is Europe's whale watching centre. There are daily excursions from here and also a whale museum. One afternoon we highly recommend a drive across the rolling moorland road to Lake Myvatn. The lake is a wildlife haven, particularly with waterfowl and sits on the join of European and American tectonic plates. Consequently there are bubbling mud pools, craters and recent lava flows and hot springs nearby. These all make for an incredible experience.

Enjoy another whale watching cruise before returning to Akureyri and Reykjavik. Whales may be seen on a cruise from the capital and there is plenty to explore in the afternoon. Finally a visit to Blue Lagoon rounds off your short break in nature's wilderness.

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