A range of boats for the best tours possible
Elding has a total of sixteen boats that we use on our various tours.
We have 12 boats stationed in Reykjavík, capital of Iceland. Hafsúlan, Elding and Eldey are our main Whale Watching and Northern Lights tours boats, Elding II is mainly used for incentive and exclusive tours, Maggi Dan for our Sea Angling and Puffin watching tours and Gestur as the Viðey ferry. We also have five RIB's named Þruma I, II, III, IV & V that are used for our scheduled "express" Whale Watching and Power tours but also incentive tours upon request. Fífill is our Visitor Centre which has an onboard café, souvenirs and whale exhibition - entry is free to all Elding guests.
We have four boats operating various tours out of Akureyri in North Iceland. Hólmasól is the most recent to the Elding family and is used on our whale watching and northern lights tours along with Skrúður. We also have two RIB's named Sólfar I & II that are mainly used for our Express Whale Watching but also private and incentive tours upon request.
Enjoy your tour in comfort
All our boats have inside and outside areas (except the RIB's). They are equipped with restrooms, on-board cafés and safety equipment. So, during the tours you can either relax in our indoor saloons or enjoy the view from our outdoor viewing platforms. To make the tour even more comfortable we provide warm, buoyant overalls, rain coats or blankets.
Safety is our top priority
Safety is a top priority for us, and we take every possible precaution to guarantee a safe and enjoyable tour. Crew members have gone through STCW training from the Maritime Safety and Survival Training Centre and regularly attend courses in maritime safety and lifesaving.
Our boats undergo strict inspection in compliance with rules and regulations of the Icelandic Maritime Administration. Safety vests are naturally available for all passengers to wear, but we require that children 12 years and younger wear them at all times during the tour.