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Address: Aegisgardur 7, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Phone Number: +354 555 3565
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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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US$79.00*
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Not very successful in winter

Unfortunately you must be prepared to go to sea for 3 hours and see nothing but water in the winter months if you take a whale watching tour in Faxafloa Bay. Cosy overalls were... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Unfortunately you must be prepared to go to sea for 3 hours and see nothing but water in the winter months if you take a whale watching tour in Faxafloa Bay. Cosy overalls were provided to keep you warm and there was a snack shop for hot drinks. The guides tried to find whales or dolphins but its just not... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with Elding on the whale watching tour at the start of our trip in November. We knew from the start that November is not the best time to see whales but we were there for a week and thought we would go anyway and see if we spot any. Didn't see any whales unfortunately but you can not predict... More 

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EldingReykjavik, Manager at Elding Adventures At Sea - Tours, responded to this review

Dear karnak46, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on our tour. We're sure glad you understand the wildlife factor of the tour and managed to enjoy the sailing despite not seeing any whales or dolphins. It sure is unlucky not to spot anything several times, but that's nature for you! Hope to see you back soon.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Pick up from hotel was great and once on board we were given warm overalls which helped keep on the cold whilst on the upper deck. We did see the lights although through cloud so well worth the trip.

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EldingReykjavik, Manager at Elding Adventures At Sea - Tours, responded to this review

Dear Steph W, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our tour. We are glad you got to see the lights even through clouds! All the best, The Elding team More 

New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

November is really not the right time to go for whale watching...however the saving grace was that we saw some dolphins and wonderful scenery...Elding has a nice policy as does Grayline that if you dont get to see the whales or the northern lights, your tickets are valid for two years (provided you are going back to Iceland!!)...The lady guide... More 

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EldingReykjavik, Manager at Elding Adventures At Sea - Tours, responded to this review

Dear Shalinik, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our tour. We have to agree, this month of November wasn't amongst the best ones, but every year is different. We hope that you will be able to make use of your complimentary ticket and hopefully with better luck. The people downstairs at the bar are not trying... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went on our Northern Lights cruise through Elding on Friday 25th November. It was one of the only evenings that week that it ran due to poor weather and sea conditions so we were very lucky! Upon boarding the boat (which was a large boat!!), we were shown to an area downstairs where we could suit up in one... More 

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EldingReykjavik, Manager at Elding Adventures At Sea - Tours, responded to this review

Dear Lydbo86, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our tour. We are happy to read that you got to see the lights and that you enjoyed your tour! Thank for your nice comments and for recommending us. All the best, The Elding team More 

Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked this in the U.K. and was really looking forward to it. The brochure advised that they couldn't guarantee seeing wildlife but we booked anyway as you can't ask nature to perform in cue. We left in the morning whilst it was dark and saw a beautiful sunrise above Reykjavik but no whales, but thought ok there was no... More 

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EldingReykjavik, Manager at Elding Adventures At Sea - Tours, responded to this review

Dear SuziBee67, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our tour. We are sorry that you were disappointed by the lack of sightings on your tour and hope that the nice sunrise and nice views have made up a little bit for it. While it is true that winter is not the best season to see whales,... More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Elding does not disguise the fact sightings aren't guaranteed, and it is well worth taking a punt. We were treated to beautiful views of mountains, sea and so on. Had a fantastic time spotting guillemots and harbour porpoises. This was a tour with Guillemere (sp) who was friendly, humourous, knowledgeable and extremely passionate about whales and their welfare. We loved... More 

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EldingReykjavik, Manager at Elding Adventures At Sea - Tours, responded to this review

Dear Hannah F, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our tour. We are glad that you had a nice first tour with us even though there were no sightings. Thank you for the nice comments about our crew members! All the best, The Elding team More 

Sutton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well run operation by Elding Tours. Informative commentary by Megan. We were offered extra-warm suits which we declined as we were well wrapped-up. Pleasantly surprised by the on-board drinks prices which were slightly less than in town. Draught beer as well. There can never be any guarantee that you will see anything but we were quite lucky. Coincidentally we... More 

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EldingReykjavik, Manager at Elding Adventures At Sea - Tours, responded to this review

Dear David C, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our tour. We are glad that you were lucky with the sightings on your tour and at the Sky Bar the following night. Thank you for the nice comments on our crew members and services. All the best, The Elding team More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whilst not in the prime season for spotting whales we took a chance and it was well worth the gamble. We saw what was probably the last Minke Whale to leave Icelandic waters for milder climes, this autumn. We also saw pods of White Nosed dolphins. The puffins had all gone for the winter but there were dozens up Black... More 

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EldingReykjavik, Manager at Elding Adventures At Sea - Tours, responded to this review

Dear Phil S, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are glad you had a nice tour with us with sightings of whales, dolphins and birds! We thank you as well for the nice comments about our crew members and our services. All the best, The Elding team More 

Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great trip on 20th November. The Northern Lights were out in all their glory. Hanna was a great host for the evening. 21st November we ventured out again whale watching. We were lucky enough to see white beaked dolphins who put on quite a show. The day was an amazing experience. Beautiful views of the mountains and coast line.... More 

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EldingReykjavik, Manager at Elding Adventures At Sea - Tours, responded to this review

Dear Steve0366, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our tour. It looks like you were lucky on both your tours! We are very happy to read that and we thank you for the nice comments about our crew members! All the best, The Elding team More 

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