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Elding Adventure At Sea

#7 of 49 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Reykjavik Features Animals
Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 519 5000
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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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  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
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Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We 'saw' whales, all 4 kinds.... but I hardly saw anything because the animals were all 'straight ahead at 11 to 1 O'clock' and a huge family of four sat in front ... and the boat was never turned broadside... so I hardly saw anything...More

Thank simershein
Reviewed 2 days ago

I decided to go whale watching with Elding. No fault of theirs but after 3 hours of freezing and rolling around the bay we only managed to see one small minke whale from a distance. Overall they ran the tour well but it was a...More

1  Thank Nicholas B
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a great family trip to see the puffins on and around the small islands in the Reykjavik bay. The weather wasn't great, so the company offered sea sickness pills and chose a route with minimal waves. We had the option of wearing exposure...More

Thank CJ H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A nice trip just straight ahead out from the harbour in to the ocean. We were lucky with a calm day, otherwise sea-sickness probably would appear. A lots of mink whales, just the back of them. No head or back fin. Mink whales are quite...More

Thank Sofia B
Reviewed 1 week ago

At the time of writing (June 2017) this tour cost €117 per person booked online via the Grayline tours website. This included pick-up from the nearest hotel, which in our case was right across the road (we were staying in an AirBnB apartment.) The tour...More

Thank MarcDaly2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

When we signed up for this trip there were suppose to be 15 to 20 people on the fishing boat. Only 4 people signed up for the trip. In Iceland the government covers the loss of revue for trips that don't have enough passengers. They...More

Thank Whiffenpoof
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went on the puffin tour. You need 30 minutes to get there and 30 minutes return. So far, so good. But the problem is that they stay only 15 minutes with the puffins. That's far too short. The island is not full of puffins...More

Thank breen581
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The whale watching was great with Humpbacks, Minke whale, Harbour Porpoise and White beaked dolphins. The guides are informative and very good! All credit to them. I found the tour a little bit short though. It´s a 3 hour tour but the thing is that...More

Thank Antee78
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide was fantastic and this was just a great trip. We saw humpback whales, minke whales, dolphins, and porpoises. Would definitely go again!

Thank beth ann k
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highly recommend, amazing guide. We stumbled onto this at the dock because the tour fit with our schedule. It exceeded our expectations. We saw multiple types of whales. But my friends and I agreed that our guide Sabrina was amazing. She was informative, entertaining, and...More

Thank becks297
EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Elding Adventure At Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear becks297, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our tour. We're glad you stumbled upon our office at the Old Harbour and very pleased to hear that the tour exceeded your expectations! Hope you enjoyed the wildlife sightings and services provided...More

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can you book for just one person?
17 May 2017|
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Response from winnickfarm | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can book for how many people you want to go
Has anyone been on the Smyril line ferries around Iceland? I am researching it and can't find much on it? Sorry to jump into this forum but seems like it's the only way to find any information Cheers
25 April 2017|
Response from EldingAdventureAtSea | Property representative |
Hello Kerrinny, The Smyril Line is a ferry between Iceland, Faroe Islands and Denmark - it does not travel around Iceland. Check their schedule online: smyrilline . com/sailing-schedule Best regards, The Elding team
Will the whales be there in July?
28 February 2017|
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Response from EldingAdventureAtSea | Property representative |
Dear skiNebraska, We can expect to see Minke whales, dolphins, porpoises and even Humpback whales in July! See our whale diary for further reference at elding.is/whale-diary All the best, The Elding Reykjavík team