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“whale watching”(80 reviews)
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Special Tours operates sea adventures from Reykjavik city centre with over 20 years of experience. Whale Watching tours all year round and then Northern Lights by Boat, Puffin Watching, Sea Angling, Reykjavik by Sea and a New Years Fireworks Cruise...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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101 Reykjavik | Old Harbour, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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+354 560 8800
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Reviewed yesterday

Cruise was great, very hospitable feeling where everyone was offered overalls to protect from the cold. Saw some lovely dolphins - the crew went all out to “chase” these. Didn’t see any whale though, which was a pity. Highly recommend

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were worened the seas were ruff and given sea sickness pill. I did not get sick but my (adult) daughter, as well as many other people were sick. I enjoyed the boat ride. The overalls really help keep warm but I wish I wore...More

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Thank kmundstock
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very nice tour. Helpful with camera settings. The coveralls were hard to get on but very warm. They honored the cruise to be repeated if we didnt see the lights indefinitely.Crew very nice.

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Thank mlang1014
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great tour! Very informative. We did not see whales but still a great time. Beautiful scenery. Would recommend.

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Thank Jessica F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Northern Lights Boat Tour: Booking was easy and they are very responsive to emails. Checking in was a bit confusing and hectic since you have to go to the booth first to get your receipt to get on the boat. So arrive early per instructions....More

Thank TravelBug4702
Reviewed 3 days ago

Whale watching, Northern lights by boat, and Golden Circle. All 3 tours were well organised, fun informative guides.

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Thank elainedawn26
Reviewed 3 days ago

It was Really fun, saw the northern lights learned some history about Einar Ben. The boat was cozy on the inside!

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Thank tjmusic24
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was part of a air/hotel package booked through Icelandair. The waters were rocky and the Northern Lights were a no show. After about 2/12 hours they brought the bought back in. It was awful. The tour operators claimed the lights were there but were...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Thank you for being so accommodating - I had originally planned to come in January with my family of 3 then changed the plans to come in October with just 2 of us - changed from Saturday night to Monday night boat tour - then...More

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Thank Curious724278
Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I took the tour three times before we saw the northern lights. They staff was very friendly and helpful. There was no additional charge for the added tours because we did not see the Aurora on our first two visits. I would...More

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Kali A
2 October 2018|
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Response from specialtoursiceland | Property representative |
Hello Kali, Thank you for the question! Our Classic Whale Watching boat takes up to 198 passengers. The boat was originally used as a ferry and had capacity for 241 passengers. We have remodeled the boat and decreased the... More
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monkeylove3386
7 November 2017|
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Response from specialtoursiceland | Property representative |
Hello, and thank you for your question - our larger boats do have a bar area where we sell coffee, hot chocolate, tea, snacks, sandwiches, alcohol etc. The smaller boats (our puffin express and RIB whale express boat) do not... More
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Mel H
16 October 2017|
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Response from specialtoursiceland | Property representative |
Hello Mel, We do not have parking spaces assigned to us, but there is plenty of parking nearby. There is a free parking lot very close to us and several pay to park lots nearby. If you want to stop by our ticket office... More
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