Day 2: Reykjavik City Tour, Whale Watching and Sky Lagoon
At 09:00, meet your tour guide, who will show the group the highlights of Iceland’s exciting capital. Learn about life in the city from the very beginning of settlement in Iceland to the present day. We stop by the church of Hallgrimskirkja and drive through the university district, past the Nordic house and the National Museum. In the city center, we stop by the City hall, which juts into the small lake of Tjornin. Nearby are the Lutheran Cathedral and the House of Parliament. We also drive by the harbor to observe fishing vessels of different sizes, whale hunters and whale watchers. Reykjavik has many public works of art, mainly sculptures. The latest addition to Reykjavik is the concert/conference hall of Harpan (the Harp), built on the town center’s northern waterfront, whose dramatic design captures and reflects the city’s light, ocean and sky with a thrilling effect.
In the afternoon, enjoy the spirit of whale watching, getting as close as possible without disturbing the animals. You might see dolphins, humpback, orca, blue, and mink whales during this 3-hour cruise. Let a guide direct your attention as we travel across Faxafloi Bay, where a blend of warm and cold ocean currents creates spectacular whale-watching opportunities. Afterwards, visit the Whales of Iceland exhibition with life-sized whale models and a virtual reality experience.
The Sky Lagoon is Iceland’s latest geothermal lagoon spa experience, where the ocean meets the sky. Immerse yourself in the warm and rejuvenating waters of an oasis near the city center of Reykjavik. Enjoy this authentic and remarkable place through an unforgettable and inspiring spa experience.
Overnight Location: 4-star Fosshotel Reykjavik or similar in Reykjavík
Driving distance: (50km / 31mi)