An unmissable Icelandic experience at sea - this tour is your best chance to observe incredible whales and dolphins in their natural environment.
Search for Aurora Borealis away from the city lights, on this thrilling winter cruise. Northern lights are best displayed under dark, clear skies. You can find these conditions from September until the end of April in Reykjavík.
Sighting success is 99%, however the cetacean abundance is unpredictable and varies with the food availability of our shores.
Most common species are Humpback whales.
If no whales or dolphins...
Here is your chance to see the incredible Eyjafjord Humpbacks in their natural habitat. The tour departs from the floating pier by Hof Cultural and Conference Center in the heart of down town Akureyri.
This tour combines some of the most popular attractions in Iceland in winter time. After exploring the wonders of the whales and seabirds it's ideal to start the hunt for the norther lights when it's getting dark in the evening.
The tickets are valid for a roundtrip.Please remember to wear warm clothing and sturdy shoes.
Departure from Skarfabakki pier, about 5-10 min. drive from the city center. Bus nr. 16 drives directly from Helmmur square bus station.
This tour combines some of the most popular attractions in Iceland. After exploring the wonders of the whales and seabirds it is ideal to enjoy the stunning sites on the Golden Circle.
Elding has a wide range of boats that we use on various tours. We also have a Visitor Centre or the Whale Watching Centre, located on board a former fishing boat in Reykjavik Old Harbour, now transformed into an exhibition, souvenir shop and café.
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Elding Whale Watching offers the most talked-about whale watching and sea adventure tours in Iceland. With decades of experience, we provide responsible whale watching tours, year round.
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We did the fishing trip in August. First of all the boat and the crew were great (I've read some reviews of other companies where this wan't the case). I had never cuaght a fish in my life but within 10 mins all four of us had caught at least one fish and by the end of the 1h30 fishing we proably caught 30+ fish between us. We kept the bigger ones (Cod and mackerel) and threw loads back. The captain filleted some of the catch on the boat and cooked there in a BBQ on the way back and we took the rest of the catch home
I had an hour before I had to go back for my flight, and did the puffin cruise. It was great. The naturalist was friendly and knowledgeable, and we got to spend most of the time watching the puffins, because their island was really close to the old wharf. I wish I'd had more time to do the full whale watch (which also includes sea birds), but this was a great last thing to do.
We booked a morning Whale watching tour with Elding and it turned out to be very rough seas and no whales or dolphins were spotted, obviously the tour is dependent on the animals themselves so this couldnt be blamed on the company. They were great though, we were offered complimentary tickets to go again and all along the way the staff were great and we were pre warned about the rough weather that caused a lot of people to be sick. We went back two days later for the afternoon trip and this was amazing as we saw many dolphins and also minke whales, was a very successful trip and well worth going again to see the animals in their natural habitat
We booked a Northern Lights tour with Elding and were really pleased with the experience. The boat was big and comfortably accommodated the group. They provide warm one piece coveralls that help keep you warm while you look for the lights. The guide was friendly and helpful, quickly pointing out where to look as the clouds rolled away and the lights began to play across the sky. She also took pictures that she later posted on Facebook so that those of us without proper cameras could have evidence of our experience...
We saw the Northern Lights last night (6/2/2016) just off Reykjavik with Elding Sea Adventures - fantastic!! We were only 5 minutes in to the 2 hour cruise and there they were! Great service and a night to remember forever!
We were very lucky with the weather for whale watching and for searching for the Aurora Borealis. Saw the lights but were fairly static. You can't control nature. Still a good trip. A member of the crew recited some Icelandic poetry. Didn't understand a word but it was FABULOUS. Would love to know where to find poems. Whale watching, unfortunately no whales, but plenty of white beaked dolphins. Long tailed ducks, gannets. A great experience. Can't wait to go again. Would highly recommend both of these tours...
We sailed with Elding on 12th December and followed two Orcas in the Bay, which was an amazing experience. The spotter was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable and the Skipper of the boat respectful of the whales. Although we got fairly close to them, he ensured we gave the Orcas plenty of space and turned off the throttle to reduce the noise level. The company also requested that visitors did not buy whale meat in the City in order to reduce the level of whaling in the area. The flotation suits, which fitted over our coats, are an absolute must as it was naturally very cold. All in all this was an incredible experience with an experienced environmentally friendly company.
We had a great time on this Northern Lights night cruise. We were lucky enough to see some good displays in the sky almost as soon as we set sail. Megan, our guide, was very well informed and great at spotting the signs of emerging displays.
The boat did pitch a little even though the sea was calm so we were glad we had accepted the free sea-sickness tablet offered at the start of the trip so that we could enjoy the journey without feeling off-colour.
A good trip as it incorporates a boat trip, possible sightings, information and a nice hot chocolate and rum drink!
I went on this boat tour with two of my friends. I live close to the harbor and on a Sunday afternoon we decided to book a tour with Elding to go whale watching since we have never gone before. When we came to the boat there was a friendly Elding staff waiting for us and welcomed us to the...
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Status tour 9:00: CANCELLED
Due to a bad storm with hurricane like gusts and therefore highly unfavourable sea conditions, we do have to cancel the Whale Watchi...
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Status tour 9:00 and 13:00: CANCELLED
Due to bad weather conditions, we do have to cancel the Whale Watching tour at 9 am this morning. The tour at 1 pm is also canc...
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Sometimes we don't have to venture far off shore in search for wildlife!
This morning we encountered what seemed to be an injured Northern Bottlenose Whale INSIDE the Old Harbour in Reykj...
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We have added an extra whale watching departure on 31 December 2017 at 9:30 AM from Reykjavík. On our last few tours we've seen a couple of different Humpback whales as well as some dolp...
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