For visitors who have never been to Reykjavik, my first and foremost tour recommendation is The Golden Circle Tour which includes the Thingvellir National Park, Geysir, and Golden Falls. We very much enjoyed that tour in 2019 during our visit, you can see our pictures and report on that tour here. The Blue Lagoon is also an expensive but must-do activity. You can learn about that tour, which we also did in 2019 here.
For this trip we wanted to do something different, so we chose to go whale watching in Reykjavik. This amazing city has so much to offer and we enjoyed a morning walk along the sea front before our whale watching tour. There is an old port ruin there and an exotic junkyard art house that is the home of and Icelandic Film director Hrafn Gunnlaugsson.
However, the highlight of the day was the whale watching tour. We saw about 20 or more Minke whales and two or three humpbacks.
Following our whale watching, we had time to explore the town on our own and make the 3 mile or so walk back to the ship. We enjoyed the best fish and chips in town (not the worst pizza), got to see the symphony hall, the famous Viking boat sculpture, and even the White House where Gorbachev and Reagan met for the Reykjavik Accords. I added at the end of this article a video of the whales, taken by the whale watching company during our tour and shared on their online page.
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