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Ticket office Elding Whale Watching

Thursday, 22 July 2021

✔ CLASSIC WHALE TOUR ON SCHEDULE |

Report from Elding: The sky was overcast and we had a light drizzle upon us when we set out from the harbour. The wind was pretty weak though so the sea was all right. Straight off the bat we found a humpback whale, which was extremely calm and stayed around the boat for a long time. It was probably sleeping or resting, but towards the end of our encounter it gave us a couple of beautiful fluke dives. Pretty close by we saw another humpback, but that one was on the move and we kept close to the original one. We observed it for almost 40 minutes and decided to let it sleep in peace. On the way back we went in zig-zags, trying to spot something, but had ti make the great humpback encounter do for this trip.

- Fróði Guðmundur Jónsson

 PREMIUM WHALE TOUR  CANCELLED | 10:00

✔ CLASSIC WHALE TOUR ON SCHEDULE 

Report from Elding: The wind had picked up from the morning tour but the drizzle had stopped. This made the waves larger but the stay outdoors more pleasurable without the rain. We marvelled at the beautiful bird life as our sea angling tour was close to the boat on the way out, which had apparently attracted all the birds! However, we had to be very patient while we waited to spot cetaceans in the bay. In the end, we found a humpback whale, which surfaced many times and kept close to the boat. Alongside it, there was a pod of about 5 white-beaked dolphins. That made for a good show, as the humpback clearly wanted no business with the dolphins and swayed around and slapped its tail a bit to try to shake them off.

- Fróði Guðmundur Jónsson

PREMIUM WHALE TOUR CANCELLED | 14:00 

MIDNIGHT WHALE TOUR CANCELLED | 20:30

Bird Species ID´d today: Northern Gannet, Atlantic Puffin, Common Guillemot, Arctic tern, Arctic skua, Northern Fulmar, Kittiwake, Eider Duck, great-black backed gull, lesser black-backed gull, herring gull.

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.