The organizers of Reykjavik Open have secured special discounts off various services for participants. At the following link, you'll find a booking option for the Flybus at a discount
The organizers of Reykjavik Open have secured special discounts off various services for participants.
At the following link, you’ll find a booking option for the Flybus at a discount price. The Flybus drives from Keflavik Airport to your hotel of choice.
As a bonus there are various tours on offer at a discount price. Feel like a Glacier Adventure? Going Lava Tube Caving? Or visiting the Blue Lagoon? Check out the following link!
april 15 (Saturday) - 30 (Sunday)
The 2017 Reykjavík Open guests get a special discount at Reykjavik's original whale watching operator, Elding Whale Watching. Two types of tours are on offer
The 2017 Reykjavík Open guests get a special discount at Reykjavik’s original whale watching operator, Elding Whale Watching.
Two types of tours are on offer during the summer months, both of which are offered to our guests at a 10% discount. To use the discount, visit their website to book the tour, and use the promotional code “chess” at the Checkout page.
Both tours commences at our ticket office in the Old Harbour in downtown Reykjavik where you can exchange your pre-paid voucher for admission tickets. Only few minutes walk from Harpa Concert Hall.
Reykjavík Classic Whale Watching
Merely steps away from the ticket office you will find our Visitor Centre, facilitated on board a converted fishing vessel permanently placed by the pier, which is where you will meet our crew for the day. From that point you will be show to our whale watching vessel where the tour takes place.
Once on board the tour boat you will find several outdoor viewing platforms, a large indoor saloon with an on board café where you can buy light refreshments, basic bathroom facilities and a cloak room where you can borrow one of our blankets or overalls on colder days.
Express whale watching on RIB boats
An exhilarating express tour starting from the Old Harbour in Reykjavík everyday from 15 April to 31 October. This is a small group tour only 12 person per boat with specially trained whale guide and certified RIB boat captain.
Search for the wildlife and explore seas on the adventure of a lifetime on our express, small groups whale watching tour. The specially engineered RIB boats get you close and fast to the whales and puffins, boats are stable and safe.
After our whale tour we sail back to Reykjavík, where we will take ride along the cities shore line, viewing it from the ocean. Including a stop at the harbour side of Iceland´s most famous building, the mesmerizing Harpa Concert Hall.
Summer season (1 April – 31 October) is great for whale watching, as the wildlife in the bay is at it’s highest peak! This is the time when the Minke whales are at their most abundant, along with White-beaked dolphins, Harbour porpoises and the occasional Humpback whales.
The weather can change quite frequently in Iceland and therefore we reserve the right to alter routes and itineraries by sailing from other harbours in the nearby area where the weather or sightings are more favourable each time, which could result in a slightly longer tour. Please consult with our ticket sales staff if you are on a tight schedule.
Please be aware that the tours are run in wild nature and we can never guarantee sightings on a particular tour. The estimated duration of tours are standard times and can change according to conditions at sea. Although our success rate is high, the cetacean abundance is unpredictable and varies with the food availability of our shores.
Elding Adventure at Sea
Elding Whale Watchingelding@elding.is Ægisgarður 5, Reykjavik\'s Old Harbour
Reykjavík's Old HarbourÆgisgarður 5, 101 Reykjavík
For those who are thinking about going and haven’t decided on a hotel yet, we have a special deal for you! 15% discount of the prices of the very fine Icelandair
For those who are thinking about going and haven’t decided on a hotel yet, we have a special deal for you!
15% discount of the prices of the very fine Icelandair Hotels: Hotel Marina (downtown – short walk to Harpa) and Hotel Natura (where Fischer stayed!)
To use the discount, please use the following booking links.
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina
16 (Sunday) 1:00 am - 29 (Saturday) 11:50 pm
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