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Elding Adventure At Sea

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Address: Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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+(354) 519 5000
08:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 21:00

Elding is a tour supplier in Reykjavik offering whale watching and other...

Elding is a tour supplier in Reykjavik offering whale watching and other adventures at sea all year round. We are conveniently located just off Reykjavik's old harbor.

The various types of whales commonly sighted include minke whales, white-beaked dolphins, harbor porpoises and the popular humpback whales. We will be accompanied by sea birds such as gannets, puffins, guillemots, cormorants, gulls, kittiwakes, arctic terns, and many more. Check our online Whale Diary for daily updates on whale sightings.

To make our tours even more comfortable, we provide our passengers with warm (and floatable) overalls and raincoats. For safety reasons, all children under 12 years of age are required to wear life jackets during the tour.

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What blast! Hang on tight and enjoy the amazing scenery from across the waves.

Well, we didn't see any whales, I'm told it was a bit early in the year.......but like so many things in Iceland one is at the mercy of the elements and nothing from the northern... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Well, we didn't see any whales, I'm told it was a bit early in the year.......but like so many things in Iceland one is at the mercy of the elements and nothing from the northern lights to the elves is guaranteed to be seen! That said there are dolphins around and many interesting sea birds. The views on a clear... More 

Thank Yahdahdee
Lanreath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our afternoon out with Elding. We saw a pod of dolphins and a minke whale. We were lucky to have a very enthusiastic guide who knew her stuff. Would have been nice to see more whales but that's the chance you take

Thank winnickfarm
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I want to tell you that the whale watching experience we just had (20/05 - 13.00) was an absolute disaster. Firstly we were very late informed that we were leaving from another harbor, adding 1h to our travel time. Secondly, the fact that we had this tour in such poor conditions, is really making us feel like you just wanted... More 

Thank Niels S
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Super few hours spent whale watching. Helpful staff. Warm overalls provided so perfectly cosy and comfortable. Super guide, And a free return trip given when there was little whale action. On second trip, we saw whales and porpoises thanks to the vigilance of staff who were determined to make the trip successful.

Thank Marnie F
Munich, Bayern, Germany
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Actually we wanted to do a whale-whatching-tour in Olafsvik or Grundarfjördur on the Snaefellsnes peninsula, which are known for whale whatching, but there it was booked out for the next 3 days, though we were there in low season (April). So we decided to do the tour with Elding in Reykjavik. The boat was good, the staff was nice and... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The friendly, knowledgeable and very enthusiastic staff made the experience of seeing whales and dolphins in nature an even bigger experience. A great experience for both children and adults.

Thank BettinaNL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I went whale watching with Elding, it consisted of a 3 hour boat trip during which we saw porpoises, a pod a white beaked dolphins and a minke whale. The whale was exceptional- we got a close up view for about 10-15 minutes. We were provided with all-in-one water and weather proof overalls which were really handy.... More 

Thank JM2136
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were so lucky with beautiful sunshine and got to see six beautiful whales in their natural environment! We also got to see a pod of dolphins and some pawpaws'! I learn so much about whales with the great tour guide we had that pointed out all the whales and seemed to really enjoy her job! Would deffo recommend this!... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What an amazing night! It was a short walk from our hotel so we didn't need bus pick up and drop off, although they do offer it. They have a nice waiting area indoors so you can grab and drink and hang before you board. After boarding, we put on our jumpsuits to protect against the cold, got some hot... More 

Thank Michelle T
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This was good. Not wow but a good well organised trip. The boat is great and everything is well organised. The only problem was if you go on a big boat you just don't get that close. Also the captain seemed to like pointing the boat straight ahead when we did stumble upon any whales etc so if you were... More 

Thank Tim W

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