We've been quite worried about the weather forecast for the next few days as strong northerly winds are expected. Because of that we have been looking into all possible solutions for our tours tomorrow, Monday and maybe even later in the week. Our current plan is to sail out from Grindavík as, despite the wind, the sea state in the area south of Reykjanes peninsula should be fairly good. We have had many great tours from Grindavík in the past and the promissing news our captain got from the fishermen in the area make this even more tempting than before. For those interested here is the Whale Diary from our last tour from Grindavík.
When leaving from Grindavík we depart at 9:00 and 13:00 from Reykjavík's old harbour with our buses and drive for about 45-50 minutes until we reach Grindavík harbour. The duration of the tour is longer because of the driving back and forth so our guests could expect to be back around 4-5 hours later. The pick up times are still the same, that is between 8:15 and 8:45 and 12:15 and 12:45 and the drop off right after return to Reykjavík.
This evening we will move one of our boats to Grindavík and after that we should have a better idea of the conditions in the area. Don't hesitate to contact if you want some more information, our office is open until 19:00 and the phone is open all night.
Our Tips: When leaving from Grindavík it is ideal to combine the whale watching with a visit to the Blue Lagoon because of the closeness. Our bus could drop those off at the Blue Lagoon on the way back to Reykjavík after the whale watching tour. After soaking in the lagoon the guests could take the one-way transfer back to Reykjavík.