Whale Watching Tours

Our most popular whale watching tours:

Whale Watching Tours
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    This is the original whale watching tour from Reykjavík! Join our highly enthusiastic and experienced team in the search for whales, dolphins and birds of Faxaflói bay! Most common wildlife encountered are humpbacks, minkes, dolphins and porpoises.

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    3:00 Hours
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    An exhilarating premium tour starting from the Old Harbour in Reykjavík, with daily departures from 1 Apr - 31 Oct. A personal, small group tour with only 12 person per boat, a specially trained wildlife guide and a certified RIB boat captain.

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    Here is your chance to see the incredible whales and dolphins of Iceland in their natural habitat. The vast fjord's vibrant life and plenitude of food bring the larger-than-life Humpback whales that call Akureyri their home.

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    A 2 hour whale & bird watching tour from downtown of Akureyri. Experience and get close to the incredible humpback whales of the Eyjafjord, starting from the capital of North Iceland.

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    A truly unique whale watching experience - the mystical midnight sun often casts a beautiful orange and pink glow to the mountains surrounding the bay and together with the wildlife it provides quite a unique perspective.

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    Experience the wildlife and nature adventure of a lifetime on our most personal whale watching tour. Our custom made RIB boats allow you to get closer the whales and puffins than any boats can offer.

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    The mystical midnight sun and the nature of the fjord provide a unique nature and wildlife experience. A truly wonderful whale watching experience in the magical summer sun and everlasting daylight.

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    Experience and get close to the incredible humpback whales of Eyjafjörður, starting from the capital of North Iceland, Akureyri. With only 12 passengers on each boat we can guarantee an adventure of a lifetime on an intimate whale watching tour.

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Other great whale watching tours and combos:

Whale Watching Tours
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    Start the Day with a trip to Lake Mývatn before watching the whales of Eyjafjörður in all their glory.

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    12:00 Hours
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    This is a 3 hr. whale watching tour from Ólafsvík in West-Iceland where orcas, sperm whales and pilot whales are the main attraction!

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    This exciting combo consists of two tours; a small boat puffin tour and a big boat whale watching tour!

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    6:00 Hours
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    whales and northern lights cruise combo
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    This combo unites some of the most popular winter attractions in Iceland - classic whale watching and northern lights from down town Reykjavík!

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    5:00 Hours
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    Combine two great adventurous excursions for a fun-filled-day with whale watching and buddy riding!

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    8:00 Hours
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    Dive in the world famous Silfra and see the amazing wildlife in Faxaflói on this fantastic combo tour. Whales, dolphins, fissures and crystal clear waters are not to be missed on your Iceland trip!

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    12:00 Hours
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    Explore the sights of Iceland with state of the art technology that gives you a true feeling of flight, before or after joining a Classic Whale Watching tour in Faxaflói bay!

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    4:00 Hours
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    View the city and surrounding area with a bird's eye before exploring the wonderful creatures that live under the sea!

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    This tour combines two fun activities that are perfect for nature and animal lovers - whale watching and horse back riding!

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    8:00 Hours
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    After exploring the wonders of the whales and seabirds it's ideal to stop by in the harbour area and have a lovely dinner before heading out to Viðey island looking at the beam of light representing world peace.

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    This tour gives you the opportunity to try out two exciting water adventures in one day! One above the surface, the other beneath..

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    10:00 Hours
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    whales & snow all year combo tour
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    This combo tour is an "open ticket" valid on a Classic Whale Watching tour with Elding and a snowmobile tour with Mountaineers of Iceland - available all year!

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    6:00 Hours
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    This tour combines the best of Reykjavík's surrounding waters. Before or after exploring the wonders of the whales and seabirds in Faxaflói it is ideal to visit Viðey Island and experience its tranquility and sense of bygone centuries.

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    7:00 Hours
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    This tour combines two true adventures on the water. After exploring the wonders of the whales and birds it it is time to set your adrenaline free - rafting down the glacial river Hvítá admiring its stunningly beautiful landscape.

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    8:00 Hours
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    Are you crazy about whales, wildlife or nature in general? - Then why not make the most of your stay and go whale watching in South and North Iceland!

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    6:00 Days
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If you're a first time whale watcher it is perfectly normal that you don't exactly know what to look for, but you should know that whale watching with Elding is a team effort and everyone on board is encouraged to help out. There are a few tips and tricks that can help you identify signs of whales and dolphins from a distance, and a few things to keep in mind when venturing out into open seas.

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What is the best time of year to see whales in Iceland? This is a frequently asked question we get a lot from our passengers when they join our tours. Surprisingly, such a simple question is not so easy to answer. It all relies on food availability at our shores and there are many factors that might influence where and when whales can find it.

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Since the mid 1990s whale watching in Icelandic waters has grown considerably and today it is one of the most popular tourist activities in Iceland. With this increased boat traffic concerns about negative impacts on cetaceans has arisen, as much in Iceland as in other whale watching areas around the world.

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