Whales are a species of fully aquatic mammals often referred to as being the "gentle giants of the sea". They come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and species and many of those species make their home in the coastal waters of Iceland.
Iceland as a country that has a long-standing history with whales. Vikings would hunt these animals for food and resources as far back at the 12 century. While whaling still exists in Iceland today there are also a number of companies who dedicate themselves to the preservation of these animals and their habitats.
Whale watching tours typically leave from the Reykjavik old harbor and take approximately three hours, however, there are also many tours that depart from places such as Húsavík or Akureyri in the north. Many companies go out on large specialized boats with wide viewing platforms and specially trained staff who are able to answer any of your questions. Some companies may also decide to go out on RIB boats which offer a much more high-speed adventure and an ability to get a little bit closer to the action.
Puffins are a species of aquatic birds who are widely regarded as the "clowns of the sea" thanks to their brightly colored beaks.
The birds are highly adept at not only flight but also swimming and digging. They build their nests by burrowing into cliff faces during their mating season where over half of the worlds total population of puffins comes to Iceland to breed. While Puffins are highly regarded for their colorful faces they actually shed these beaks after the mating season revealing their true beaks underneath which are duller in color.
Puffin watching tours will typically leave from the Reykjavik old harbor and a puffin watching tour will usually take around one hour. Companies usually offer choices of going out in one of the high-speed RIB boats which allow you to get closer to the birds and spend more time with the wildlife or they may go out in a small oak boat for a more peaceful experience
At BusTravel, we offer exciting whale watching tours and puffin sightseeing opportunities in Iceland. Take a look at our selection of day activities on our website today.
If you are visiting Iceland why not participate in an adventurous whale watching Iceland boat trip. This type of activity is a great experience for animal lovers and tourists alike. We offer the best whale watching tours conducted while on board a boat that departs from one of many harbors in Iceland.
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At BusTravel, we offer a range of combination tours near the sea that include whale watching and puffin sightseeing tours. When booking one of these exceptional whale watching Iceland Reykjavik day trips, tourists can expect to spend a great amount of time near the shore or on a boat for a chance to interact with Iceland’s popular sea creatures.
It is advised to bring along a pair of extra clothing in case of unpredictable weather out at sea, a hat or sunscreen for protection again the sun during summer months, as well as a comfortable pair of shoes. For more details please take some time to read about what will be provided to you during the tour as well as some important information regarding each trip when you click on a specific tour option on our website. You can also read the itinerary for each day tour by clicking on the package below.
Not only is Iceland shores home to whales, but it is also known to be a natural habitat for the beautiful species of puffins. These black and white seabirds are typically found along the coastline around Iceland. At BusTravel Iceland, we offer great puffin watching tours that allow you to view these birds in their environment.
The best time of year for tourists to book a puffin tour in Iceland is during the breeding season, starting in May right through to August. This is because puffins begin nesting around the sea during the warmer months as female puffins prepare to lay their eggs.
Be sure to book your spot one of these once in a lifetime whale watching tours in Iceland and puffin sightseeing trips. Contact us for more details about the trip or take a look on our website for available dates and tour prices.