Take part in an adventure at sea with an unforgettable trip into the world of whales and sea birds. Whales most frequently seen on tours with Elding are the Minke whales, Orcas, Humpback whales, Dolphins and Porpoises.
Whale watching tours are scheduled from the old harbour in Reykjavik at 09:00 from beginning of April through September.
If the weather conditions are too bad or if we believe the whale sightings will be better with departures from Grindavik, Sandgerdi, Keflavik or Hafnarfjordur which are small towns on the Reykjanes peninsula, we will change the departure place but only to do the best we can for our customers.
On tours with departure from Reykjavík SE and SW part of Faxafloi is covered. When departure is from Sandgerdi or Grindavik the area of the south and West Coast of Reykjanes peninsula is covered, often with a visit to Eldey Island.
Whales most frequently seen on tours with Elding are the Minke whales, Orcas, Humpback whales, Dolphins and Porpoises. In these areas we see many different species of seabirds such as the gannet, puffin, guillemot razorbill, cormorant, gulls, kittiwake, terns and many more. Eldey island is home to a Gannet breeding colony of 16,000 pairs.
We have a special play area for children inside the boat. There kids can have fun with plush whale and puffin toys, colouring books, and children´s books on whales and sea birds in may languages.
Seasons From 1 April through 30 September
Duration: 3 hours
Departure days: Daily
Departure time: 09:00
Departure points: Departure from Reykjavik harbour.
Pick up: Pick up from hotels and guesthouses in the greater Reykjavík area is available for ISK 1000 per person / ISK 500 per child.
Return Details: 11:30-12:30
ISK 3500 for children aged 7-15. Free for children under 6.
Can be booked until 2 days before departure.
Tasty snacks and refreshments are available on-board.
The crew members are skilled and experienced with STCW training from the Maritime Safety and Survival Training Centre in Reykjavik.
Please note that for safety reasons, we reserve the right to cancel the tour with short notice if weather conditions are unfavourable. In such cases you will be contacted at your hotel.
The success rate of whale-sightings is extremely high. In the unlikely event that you don´t see a whale, you´re offered another tour for free.
An unforgettable travel experience