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. 

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Here are a few ways you can get in contact with our team. We'd be happy to assist in any way we can and try our best to respond within 24 hrs. (with the exception of weekends and holidays). Please read through our FAQ page, send an e-mail or call us directly if you have any questions.

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Meet the Elding team!

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    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Grétar Sveinsson

    Owner & Chairman
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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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    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 Operations Manager
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    andrea_lind_jonsdottir
    Email
    andrea@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Andrea Lind Jónsdóttir

    Accounting Representative
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    Anna Richter nautralist guide
    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Anna Richter

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

    Ari Stefánsson

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

    Ásbjörn Jónsson

    Sales & Marketing Manager
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    Bárður Hilmarsson
    Email
    bardur@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Bárður Hilmarsson

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

    Benjamín Harðarson

    Driver
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    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Birgir Smári Karlsson

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

    Björg Sigmundsdóttir

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

    Björk Harðardóttir

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

    Björn Bragi Sigmundsson

    Chief Engineer
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    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Bohdan Piven

    Captain & First Mate
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    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Brynjar Karl Birgisson

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

    Davíð Hjaltason

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

    Einar Örn Einarsson

    Captain
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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 Coordinator
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    Etienne Ménétrey
    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Etienne Ménétrey

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

    Grétar Ófeigsson

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

    Grétar Þorgeirsson

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

    Gunnar Guðjónsson

    Captain
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    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Guðlaugur Ottesen

    Captain
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    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Guðmundur E. Magnússon

    Captain
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    Email
    gudrun@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Guðrún Ósk Friðriksdóttir

    Project Manager
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    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Hallbjörg Erla Fjeldsted

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

    Helgi Ágústsson

    Captain & First Mate
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    Helgi Sigurðsson
    Email
    helgi@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Helgi Sigurðsson

    Chief Engineer & Maintenance
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    Hlynur Jóhannsson
    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Hlynur Jóhannsson

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

    Hólmfríður Kristjánsdóttir

    Internal Services & Pickup Coordinator
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    joel van aalderink
    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Joel van Aalderink

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

    Jóhannes Kristjánsson

    Viðey Ferry Captain
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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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    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    +3545195000

    Kolbrún Gissurardóttir

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

    Leó Kristberg Einarsson

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

    Lilja Rún Sigurðardóttir

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

    Max Hoyt

    Project Manager
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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
    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Miquel Pons

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

    Örn Gaura Ellingsen

    Driver
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    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    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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    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Pedro Teixeira

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

    Ragnar Óli Ragnarsson

    Captain
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    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Rob Hyman

    Senior Naturalist & Deckhand
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    Saga Alexandra Sigurðardóttir, sales and marketing team.
    Email
    saga@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Saga Alexandra Sigurðardóttir

    Web & Marketing Representative
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    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Sara Ýr Sigurðardóttir

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

    Sigurður Sigfússon

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

    Sigurður Sigurðsson

    Chief Engineer & Chief Officer
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    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    +3545195000

    Unnar Karl Stephensen Árnason

    Deckhand
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    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Þorleifur Ottó Jóhannsson

    Captain
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    Email
    elding@elding.is
    Telephone
    00354 519 5000

    Þröstur Ólafsson

    Chief Engineer
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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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