Viðey ferry update:

Please note that the Viðey ferry with departure from the Old Harbour in Reykjavík has been suspended until further notice. 

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Sunday, 12 September 2021

Today we will be operating on our lovely vessel Eldey for the Classic Whale Watching tours. Make sure to dress appropriately for the tours as it is always colder on sea than on land.

The seas will be rough today, so as always, we have sea sickness tablets available free of charge at our ticket office. Join us by booking online or contact us directly for more information (elding@elding.is / +354 519 5000).

✔ CLASSIC WHALE TOUR ON SCHEDULE | 09:00

X PREMIUM WHALE TOUR CANCELLED | 10:00

X CLASSIC WHALE TOUR CANCELLED | 13:00

X SEA ANGLING TOUR CANCELLED | 13:00

X PREMIUM WHALE TOUR CANCELLED | 14:00

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 are recommended in areas where keeping distance from others is not possible.

CLASSIC WHALE WATCHING TOUR | 09:00

Report from Eldey: A storm was on its way and supposed to hit us this afternoon, but the morning was fine. There was not a high swell in the ocean but it was for sure windy and it rained a lot. Our captain spotted a few harbour porpoises but they were relatively far away so we kept on going out to the bay. We then encountered about 6-7 white-beaked dolphins, jumping out of the water and darting through the waves as they were feeding. Only about 500 meters ahead, we saw the blow from 2 humpback whales, staying very close to each other. They were almost definitely the same pair we have been spotting the last few days, but we did not get to see their flukes to confirm that. However, they behaved in the same way, coming very close to the boat and staying very calm in general, making it very easy for us to watch them in their glory. Around 3-4 more white-beaked dolphins were jumping a little around them, making the humpbacks roll a few times in the water trying to get rid of them. We said our goodbyes to the humpbacks and the dolphins and headed to harbour a little early as the signs of the coming storm were already starting to show themselves.

- Fróði Guðmundur Jónsson