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Address: BSI Bus Terminal, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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+354 580 5400
08:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 21:00

Whale watching tours are operated from the old harbour in Reykjavik. The...

Whale watching tours are operated from the old harbour in Reykjavik. The whales most frequently seen on tours with Elding are the Minke whales, Humpback whales, Dolphins and Porpoises other speces are sometimes spotted.Each trip takes about 2,5 - 3,5 hours - do join us. We look forward to seeing you!

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Special Tours - saw lots of dolphins but no whales

It was my friend's 60th birthday and her special wish was to go whale watching. Even though it was February the weather conditions were very calm and the boat trip itself was... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was my friend's 60th birthday and her special wish was to go whale watching. Even though it was February the weather conditions were very calm and the boat trip itself was interesting as we saw lots of dolphins. However, by all accounts, whales are not often seen during the winter months and I think it's a bit of a... More 

Thank CheekyLondon
Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an excellent experience even though we didn't get to sea any whales etc but the captain did try we were out for nearly 4 hours friendly staff great views a must on your to do list even offered another trip free as we didn't see anything and you could have booked any trip great day

Thank Alan B
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16 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Nothing to see on trip. Most of whales have gone by November. But boat was well organised. Spoke to lots of other tourists and none had seen any whales or dolphins either

Thank mybonnybee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

To me, for the price, the gamble is not worth it. During my trip, we saw a few dolphins, but no whales. Of course, caveat emptor...I knew there was a chance. What stinks is, if you are lucky and see dolphins and even a whale, you have to also hope that you are at the right place on the boat... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We booked this through special tour Iceland - the pickup was meant to be between 12-12:30 we were picked up finally at 12:55 - that was after a few phone calls chasing them up to see what was going on. We got there and there was a huge queue going round the corner so waited in that for 10 mins... More 

1 Thank Dylan D
Chelmsford, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

The whale watching tour was a really good 3 hour trip. The staff on the boat are all very professional, and the main guide on the bridge was brilliant at getting everyone involved whilst also being very informative. The crew do their utmost to find you wildlife, and on our trip we saw harbour porpoises, white beaked dolphins and two... More 

Thank Tim P
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Chances are slim for seeing whales. $200 boat ride basically. Small boat is a rough but fun ride around bay.

Thank Patti M
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We booked this Elding Whale watching tour through Reykjavik excursions which was very efficient. The bus picked us up from our hotel promptly and took us to the harbour. We got on the Elding Whale watching boat and were offered seasickness tablets of which I took one since I'm prone to seasickness. We also got to wear thick red suits... More 

Thank ALKR_4
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

On exchanging our voucher for tickets we were offered travel sickness tablets. This was a warning of things to come. We were first admitted to a static boat with an exhibition which was quite interesting for a short time. Tour members were then assigned places on adjacent boats for the journey. We were offered all in one insulated waterproofs. We... More 

1 Thank Philip S
Richmond, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

This was a fun excursion! It was considered a rough day when we went out but I did not get seasick. With that said, I have never seen so many people with barf bags! We enjoyed the fresh air and wildlife. Maybe next time we will see a whale!

Thank Debbie B

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