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101 Reykjavik | Old Harbour, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Northern Lights Viewing Cruise from Reykjavik
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Iceland Super Saver: Northern Lights Cruise plus Whale-Watching Tour from...
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RIB Express Whale Watching
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  • Average7%
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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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101 Reykjavik | Old Harbour, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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"whale watching"
in 78 reviews
"boat trip"
in 40 reviews
"northern lights"
in 255 reviews
"top deck"
in 23 reviews
"warm overalls"
in 23 reviews
"first night"
in 36 reviews
"smaller boat"
in 8 reviews
"cancelled due"
in 29 reviews
"marine biologist"
in 6 reviews
"puffin tour"
in 12 reviews
"minke whales"
in 18 reviews
"hot drinks"
in 12 reviews
"cold night"
in 7 reviews
"light pollution"
in 13 reviews
"aurora forecast"
in 6 reviews
"cloud cover"
in 13 reviews
"camera settings"
in 11 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Very nice, no wind evening (5 - 8 PM) on the 10th of May 2018 enabled us to go beyond the normal up to 20 km outside of Reykjavik. The ship was modern and fast with an excellent crew and we stopped in the middle...More

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specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello, and thank you for your review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your sea angling tour with us and will pass the compliments along to the crew from your tour. While we do not normally see whales on our sea angling tours, it...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very nice experience, we traveled with Sara (the guide) and Ari (the captain of the boat) both of them kind and friendly people, Sara has the knowledge to share and Ari the experience to make the travel safe despite the weather conditions. We were lucky...More

Thank Andrea S
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specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Andrea, Thank you so much for your review - we're glad that you had a good time with us on the puffin tour, and will pass the compliments along to Sara and Ari. We always see puffins and a variety of bird life on...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Friendly guide and captain, beautiful sunny day and we managed to see several whales! Highly recommended!More

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specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Marco, Thank you for your review! We're glad that you enjoyed your whale watching tour with us and will pass the compliments along to our captain, guide and crew. While we can never guarantee sightings of wild animals, we've been having some fantastic tours...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

One hour ride - saw some puffins on the island and flying into the water. Crew was knowledge Tour as expectedMore

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specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello, and thank you for your review. We're glad that our tour met your expectations and will pass the compliments along to our puffin crew. We take you to the islands that the puffins nest on so it's common to see them on the island,...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful whales, and gorgeous puffins. If you don’t see a. Whale during your trip, you get to come back for free. I saw the whales on the third day and they were spectacular!More

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specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Patrick, Thank you for your review! We're glad that you enjoyed your tour with us to see the whales and puffins. You are absolutely correct - if nothing is seen on your whale watching tour, you are invited to come and try again for...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Went on 9am classic whale watching tour and Puffin tour in May. On whale watching: Saw 1 Minke whale and 1 dolphin for about 2 seconds each. Otherwise was an uneventful trip. Staff were very friendly and very knowledgeable but unfortunately the guide was difficult...More

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specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Angela, Thank you for your review - we are sorry to hear that the whale watching did not meet your expectations, but happy to hear that you enjoyed your puffin tour and will pass the compliments along to the crew. We will look into...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

There were Lundas, the Stuff was friendly and very flexible, the weather knew it had to be renewed. We enjoyed this adventure.More

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Thank András R
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specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear András, Thank you for your review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your puffin adventure with us and will pass the compliments along to our staff. The Lunda (Lundi in Icelandic and Puffin in English) are now here for their breeding season and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great way to spend an evening with friendly local experts. You will catch Cod mostly, which are fun to jig for and taste great.More

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specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Mike, Thank you for your review! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your Sea Angling tour with us and will pass the compliments along to our crew. Cod is one of the most common fish that we catch and we think that they...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loads of fun, even if we wouldn’t have seen whales- which we did, it would have been worth it. Professional, friendly staff. Super fast, new boat. Hold on to your hat! And what a thrill when we saw the first backfin of a whale above...More

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Thank Magdalena J
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specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Magealena, Thank you for your review! We're glad that you enjoyed your tour with us and will pass along the compliments to our guide and captain. Our newest boat, Dagmar, is a high-speed RIB boat and we are having a lot of fun with...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

When you're out cruising for whales you need a captain who'll be on the look-out and in contact with the other ships about sightings. A captain who knows you wanna see some whale and searches for it, and a crew who know what they're a...More

Thank elisabeth j
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specialtoursiceland, Front Office Manager at Special Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Elisabeth, Thank you so much for your review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour with us to see the whales and will pass along the compliments to our captain, guides and crew. We work with other boats in the bay to...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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Katie S
3 August 2017|
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Response from specialtoursiceland | Property representative |
Hello Katie, Thank you for the question-it depends on which boat you are going on. For both of our whale watching boats there is plenty of space to bring a stroller on board, but the boat that we use for puffin express is a... More
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