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HOFNIN JULY 17TH 2021

Wednesday, 13 October 2021

Due to unfavorable sea conditions, all our whale watching tours today have been cancelled. The safety and comfort of our passengers is our number one priority, and we do hope you understand that this decision was made with that in mind. For more info contact us via email at elding@elding.is or by phone at +354 519 5000.

  • CLASSIC WHALE TOUR | 09:00
  • PREMIUM WHALE TOUR | 10:00
  • CLASSIC WHALE TOUR | 13:00
  • PREMIUM WHALE TOUR | 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 TOUR | 09:00

Report from Eldey: Today was a beautiful day, with sunshine all over Faxaflói but - as shouldn´t come as a surprise from Iceland - also quite a bit of wind. We sailed past Hvalfjorður, the ´whale fjord´, all the way to Akranes, and further into the bay to search for signs of whale or dolphin activity. On the way we saw lots of beautiful seabirds, such as eider ducks, common guillemots, and a northern gannet. The whales and dolphins on the other hand were more difficult to spot. The beauty, but at the same time the challenge of looking for wildlife is that we never know what we will find and where the animals are. We therefore offered our passengers the opportunity to come on another, complimentary tour to get a second chance at hopefully seeing the blow of a minke whale, the tail of a humpback, or the jumps of dolphins. 

 

- Eline van Aalderink

PREMIUM WHALE TOUR | 10:00

Report from RIB : It was sunny and calm on Reykjavik this morning when we left the harbour, but once again Icelandic weather is unpredictable and much more choppy than expected. We tried to go further out but we felt like it would be uncomfortable to continue, specially for the way back, that the wind was picking up and that it would be very difficult in those conditions to explore good areas. We turned back and offered to our passengers the possibility to reschedule or to have a refund.

- Miquel Pons