EL-01 Elding Whale Watching (& Puffin Island)


Summer season is great for whale watching, as the wildlife in the bay is at its highest peak. This is the time when the migrating whales and birds entertain us with their magnificent presence in the happy company of the resident whales. Commonly seen are minke whales, white-beaked dolphins, harbour porpoises and humpback whales. During the puffin season, mid May to mid August, we stop by one of the puffin islands for a closer look at these charismatic birds.

Price: 8000 ISK / 50 Euro

Season: 1 April to 31 October
Duration: 2.5-3.5 hours
Tips: Bring your sunglasses!

You can book through our online booking system, send us an e-mail at elding@elding.is or give us a call +354 519 5000.


Pick-up: Pick-up is available from hotels and guesthouses in Reykjavík area for an additional 1000 ISK / €6. The pick-up starts 45 min before departure.  


Terms and connditions of Elding RWW
Important to keep in mind when going out at sea…
o         Please be aware that we are sailing in the open Atlantic Ocean. The weather in Iceland can be unpredictable and can change rapidly, therefore the captain can decide to cancel the tour on short notice for safety reasons.
o         Please be aware that the weather on land can be totally different from the condition at sea. The captain always estimates the sea conditions based on informaion from the Icelandic Weather Report, the Icelandic Maritime Administration and years of experience.
o         Please be aware that people are very dissimilar regarding sea sickness, please ask for sea sickness tablets if you think that you are sensitive for sea sickness. We provide them free of charge.
o         Please take good notice of the safety information that is provided in the beginning of the tour. This is very important for your own safety.
o         Please be aware that the tour is run in wild nature and we can not control what or when we spot the animals. We do our best and use our expertise in the area but there is no guarantee and do not refund the ticket price due to no sighting. We however offer our passengers complimentary tour if there are no sightings on the tour (complimentary tickets are only valid for return passengers).
o         On board we offer warm overalls, raincoats and blankets, but we strongly recommend to dress warmly as the arctic wind at sea can be chilly, even on the warmest days.
o         Our crew members do their best to assist you on the tours so please turn to one of them if you are not feeling well, need information or need any assistant.
o         Please always walk backwards down alls stairs on board the boat and hold on the handrail.
o         Please be aware that the deck/floor on the boat can be weat and therefore slippery.
o         Please always hold on to something solid to maintain your balance, as the boat is constantly moving and there is a possibility of falling.
o         Please take good care of all children, children under 12 years old are required to wear life jackets during the tour.
o         Our priority is our passengers’ safety, comfort and pleasure. All safety regulations and demands of the Icelandic Maritime Administration are met and fulfilled. Members of the crew are skilled and experienced; they have gone through the STCW training at Maritime Safety and Survival Training Centre in Reykjavik.
We hope that you will enjoy our service.