Our team

Family ties and friendships - knowledge, experience and respect for nature

The Elding team is brought together by family ties and friendships. Three generations of family have worked together with many great employees over the years to make Elding what it is today. We also put great effort into recruiting and training new employees. Knowledge, experience and respect for nature are the most important qualities that we look for. We prioritise the need to maintain a good sense of morale and that's why our seasonal employees return year after year to work for Elding.

Working together to bring you the best tour possible

Over the years we have had great luck with employees, some of whom have been with us from the start. This includes nearly 50 full-time employees who take care of everything from running the tours to maintaining the boats. In summer our team grows to around 140 employees, as students and other personnel join the team to make our busiest season run smoothly. All of which ensures the best tours possible for you. 

Meet the Elding team!

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    Rannveig Grétarsdóttir owner and managing director of Elding.
    Email
    rannveig@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Rannveig Grétarsdóttir

    Owner & CEO
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    gretar_sveinsson
    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Grétar Sveinsson

    Owner & Chairman
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    Sveinn Ómar Grétarsson
    Email
    sveinn@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Sveinn Ómar Grétarsson

    Owner, Chief Engineer & Head of Maintenance
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    vignir_sigursveinsson
    Email
    vignir@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Vignir Sigursveinsson

    Owner, Captain & Viðey OM
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    asbjorn_jonsson
    Email
    asi@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Ásbjörn Jónsson

    Sales & Marketing Manager
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    Katrín Georgsdóttir - environmental and quality manager
    Email
    kata@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Katrín Georgsdóttir

    Environmental & Quality Manager
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    Saga Alexandra Sigurðardóttir, sales and marketing team.
    Email
    saga@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Saga Alexandra Sigurðardóttir

    Sales & Marketing Representative
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    steinunn_bjork_thorsteinsdottir
    Email
    steina@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Steinunn Björk Þorsteinsdóttir

    Accounting Manager
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    bjorg_sigmundsdottir
    Email
    bjorg@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Björg Sigmundsdóttir

    Purchasing Manager
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    gudrun_osk_fridriksdottir
    Email
    gudrun@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Guðrún Ósk Friðriksdóttir

    Senior Ticket Office & Sales
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    andrea_lind_jonsdottir
    Email
    andrea@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Andrea Lind Jónsdóttir

    Senior Ticket Office & Sales
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    Bárður Hilmarsson
    Email
    bardur@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Bárður Hilmarsson

    Captain & COO
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    Email
    leo@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Leó Kristberg Einarsson

    Captain & Shift Manager
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    Helgi Sigurðsson
    Email
    helgi@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Helgi Sigurðsson

    Chief Engineer & Maintenance
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    Hólmfríður Kristjánsdóttir
    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Hólmfríður Kristjánsdóttir

    Internal Services & Pickup Coordinator
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    gudbjorg_lilja_sveinsdottir
    Email
    gugga@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Guðbjörg Lilja Sveinsdóttir

    Accounting Representative
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    gudmundur_e._magnusson
    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Guðmundur E. Magnússon

    Captain
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    aljandro_garcia_ortega_elding
    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Alejandro García Ortega

    Naturalist Guide
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    alexia_margret_axelsdottir
    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Alexía Margrét Axelsdóttir

    Junior Ticket Office Representative
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    alfheidur_sigurdardottir
    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Álfheiður Sigurðardóttir

    Viðey Ticket Office
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    Anna Richter nautralist guide
    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Anna Richter

    Naturalist & Deckhand
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    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Birgir Smári Karlsson

    Viðey Ferry Captain
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    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Bjarni Þór Guðjónsson

    Junior Ticket Office Representative
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    bjork_hardardottir
    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Björk Harðardóttir

    Ticket Office Representative
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    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Bohdan Piven

    Crew Member
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    brynjar_karl_birgisson
    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Brynjar Karl Birgisson

    Crew Member
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    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Chiara Formolo

    Junior Ticket Office Representative
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    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Cindy Schwenk

    Naturalist & Deckhand
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    dadi_vidisson
    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Daði Víðisson

    Viðey Ticket Office
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    Eline van Aalderink naturalis guide and research coordinator
    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Eline van Aalderink

    Senior Naturalist & Research Coord
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    elsa_maria_bardardottir
    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Elsa María Bárðardóttir

    Souvenir Shop
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    emily_erskine_elding
    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Emily Erskine

    Naturalist & Deckhand
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    enorha_guimard
    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Enorha Guimard

    Naturalist & Deckhand
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    estel_sanchez_cami
    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Estel Sanchez Cami

    Naturalist & Deckhand
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    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Francesco Golin

    Naturalist & Deckhand
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    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Francisco Pires

    Naturalist & Deckhand
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    franklin_andresson
    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Franklín Andrésson

    Viðey Ticket Office
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    gretar_ofeigsson
    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Grétar Ófeigsson

    Captain & Chief Engineer
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    gudlaugur_ottesen
    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Guðlaugur Ottesen

    Captain
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    hallbjorg_erla_fjeldsted
    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Hallbjörg Erla Fjeldsted

    Chief Officer
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    johannes_kristjansson
    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Jóhannes Kristjánsson

    Viðey Ferry Captain
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    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Kári Gunnlaugsson

    Whale Safari Ticket Office Representative
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    kristofer_levi_kristjansson
    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Kristófer Leví Kristjánsson

    Chief Engineer & Crew Member
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    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Liam Van Walsum

    Naturalist & Deckhand
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    max_hoyt
    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Max Hoyt

    Ticket Office Representative
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    Megan Whittaker head naturalist
    Email
    megan@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Megan Whittaker

    Head Naturalist & RIB Captain
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    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Mélanie Magnan

    Naturalist & Deckhand
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    mike_smith_elding
    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Mike Smith

    Naturalist & Deckhand
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    milla_brandao
    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Milla Brandão

    Naturalist & Deckhand
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    Miquel Pons naturalist guide

    Miquel Pons

    Senior Naturalist & Research Coord
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    Óskar Hafþórsson

    Chief Engineer & Crew Member
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    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Óskar Pétursson

    Crew Member
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    perla_sol_danielsdottir
    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Perla Sól Daníelsdóttir

    Souvenir Shop
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    rachel_morris_elding
    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Rachel Morris

    Naturalist & Deckhand
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    reynar_david_ottosson
    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Reynar Davíð Ottósson

    Whale Safari CEO & Captain
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    sara_yr_sigurdardottir
    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Sara Ýr Sigurðardóttir

    Junior Ticket Office Representative
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    sigurdur_oli_traustason
    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Sigurður Óli Traustason

    Crew
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    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Sigurður Sigfússon

    Captain & Chief Engineer
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    snaedis_sol_ingvarsdottir
    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Snædís Sól Ingvarsdóttir

    Junior Ticket Office Representative
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    steinunn_maria_gudgeirsdottir
    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Steinunn María Guðgeirsdóttir

    Junior Ticket Office Representative
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    tena_sarcevic
    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Tena Šarčević

    Naturalist & Deckhand
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    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Viggó Örn Helgason

    Driver
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    thorarinn_siggeirsson
    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Þórarinn Siggeirsson

    Driver
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    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Þorleifur Ottó Jóhannsson

    Captain
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    throstur_olafsson
    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Þröstur Ólafsson

    Chief Engineer
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Join our team!

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We´re Hiring

Thank you for showing interest in working with us! Elding is one of the world's leading responsible whale watching companies with over 20+ years experience in the field. We're a diverse workplace and always looking to recruit positive and personable people to join our team. Please send your CV to jobs@elding.is and we'll get back to you if we have anything available.

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