Dolphin & Whale Watching, Reykjavik

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Get up-close to some of the most fascinating creatures in the ocean on a dolphin- and whale-watching tour from Reykjavik. Climb aboard a speedy RIB (rigid inflatable boat) or a regular whale-watching cruiser and keep your eyes peeled for humpbacks, white-beaked dolphins, porpoises, and seasonal puffin colonies, while listening to your naturalist guide provide info about their behavior. Different tours offer different combinations of adventurous activities, so depending on your preferences you can go searching for that elusive and magical Aurora Borealis, relax in the soothing waters of the Blue Lagoon, snorkel at Thingvellir National Park, walk through underground caves, or enjoy whitewater rafting and horseback riding. Both half- and full-day tours are available.
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Where to stay in Reykjavik

In this highly walkable capital, many of Reykjavik's hotels and guesthouses offer close proximity to the city's popular attractions, bars, and restaurants. The waterfront offers an exciting dose of activity. Although Reykjavik provides plenty of accommodations to its flocks of visitors, there is a dearth of budget options in the city. Price-conscious visitors should consider staying in a hostel, with both private and dorm rooms available, or a nearby campsite. Although the campground is not as centrally located as some hotels, guests are better positioned to take advantage of the natural surroundings.
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