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Short description

Enjoy the spectacular scenery of Iceland alongside numerous puffins, mighty whales and a host of other seabirds


Recommended for:
Activity adventure | Natural world | Short break | Wildlife

With Reykjavik as your base, this short trip to Iceland offers some of the best chances in Europe to see whales, puffins and a host of other seabirds in their natural habitat, surrounded by the spectacular landscapes of Iceland's beautiful coastline.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1

Fly into Reykjavik and transfer to the Hotel Reykjavik Centrum. Service here is second to none and the adjoining French restaurant, Fjalakotturinn, is one of the best places to eat in the city.

Stay: Hotel Reykjavik Centrum (Superior)

Days 2-4
Húsavík & the Westman Islands

From your base in Reykjavik, two of these three days will be spent on full-day tours to the best spots in Iceland for wildlife viewing. The first sees you fly to Húsavík on Iceland's north coast, considered by many to be the whale-watching capital of Europe, with 97-99% of visitors spotting whales here from mid-April to mid-October. You'll visit the whale museum and join a three-hour whale-watching cruise. Sightings are of course likely to vary but humpbacks, minke whales and blue whales are all likely visitors, along with white-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises.

The second day trip is to the volcanic Westman Islands off Iceland's south coast. Enjoy a guided tour of the vast puffin colony on Heimaey Island and a walk up the side of a volcanic crater that last erupted only a few years ago. End with a cruise around the islands, where thousands of seabirds nest along the cliffs.

Stay: Reykjavik Centrum (B)

Stay: Hotel Reykjavik Centrum (Superior)

Day 5

Transfer to the airport for your flight home. If you're leaving in the afternoon, we recommend stopping for a soak at the famous Blue Lagoon along the way.


Map for Whales & puffins in Iceland


Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

5-day tailor-made journey from £1,980 incl. flights



  • Flights to Reykjavik Keflavik airport (incl. luggage and tax)
  • Return airport shuttle transfers
  • 4 night's accommodation at Hotel Centrum in Reykjavik on bed and breakfast basis
  • Whale watching in Husavik
  • Visit to Westman Islands 

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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