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✔ CLASSIC TOUR ON SCHEDULE |  13:00

✔ CLASSIC TOUR ON SCHEDULE |  09:00

Report from Elding: Due to a large group booked we sailed out on a 9 am tour today and It ended up being one of those perfect tours that everything just worked together. The tour started with a downpour, rain gear was definitely necessary for this tour and for the passengers that were not prepared, clothing wise, could use the free rain coats/overalls that we had onboard. However, when we found the whales the heavens opened up and could enjoy them without getting wet. The seas also got better and better and eventually were so calm it was like we were sailing on a mirror. Very rare conditions for us here in Iceland. We encountered a super easy going humpback whale, we could even just turn off the engines and have them off for about 20minutes whilst the chilled humpback surfaced around us. As it was just mainly travelling at the surface it didn't really show its fluke well. We had one nice high fluke that many got to capture on their phones/cameras. We then saw a minke whale that was a little less chill but we were able to see it a few surfaces before it went on its way. A wet start but a perfect finish.

- Megan Whittaker

Bird Species ID´d today: Northern Gannet, Atlantic Puffin, Common Guillemot, Razorbill, Arctic tern, Arctic skua, Northern Fulmar, Kittiwake, Eider Duck, Seagulls.

 


Today we will be operating on Þruma RIB for our 10:00 Premium tour and our lovely vessel Elding for the 09:00 and 13:00 Classic tour. Make sure to dress appropriately for the tours as it is always colder on sea than on land. Join us by booking online or contact us directly for more information (elding@elding.is / +354 519 5000).

COVID-19: Keep in mind that passengers and crew are asked to ensure their own hygiene and safety at all times. Washing hands thoroughly with soap and using a hand sanitiser is advised. Masks are not mandatory but please wear them if your wish.