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Elding Adventure at Sea

2,259 reviews
Reykjavik, Iceland
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About Elding Adventure at Sea
Elding is a tour supplier in Reykjavik offering whale watching and other adventures at sea all year round. We are conveniently located just off Reykjavik's old harbor. The various types of whales commonly sighted include minke whales, white-beaked dolphins, harbor porpoises and the popular humpback whales. We will be accompanied by sea birds such as gannets, puffins, guillemots, cormorants, gulls, kittiwakes, arctic terns, and many more. Check our online Whale Diary for daily updates on whale sightings. To make our tours even more comfortable, we provide our passengers with warm (and floatable) overalls and raincoats. For safety reasons, all children under 12 years of age are required to wear life jackets during the tour.
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Humpback, orca, blue, and minke whales patrol the Reykyavik coast, but you’ll have to leave the shore for the best chance of spotting them. This whale-watching cruise goes deep into the natural habitat of Iceland’s whales and dolphins, getting as close as possible without disturbing the animals. Let a guide direct your attention as you travel across Faxafloi Bay, where a blend of warm and cold ocean currents creates spectacular whale-watching opportunities.
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$92.00 per adult
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Because they tend to nest on rocky cliffs close to water, seeing puffins in their natural habitat is sometimes tricky. Increase your chances on this tour from Reykjavik that takes you out on a boat to to either Akurey or Lundey, two islands that are well known for their plentiful birdlife. In addition to puffins you have the opportunity to view eider ducks, arctic terns, guillemots, and cormorants.
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$59.00 per adult
Whale Watching including Gullfoss and Geysir Express Tour from Reykjavik
36 reviews
Experience the majesty of nature by sea and land on this full-day whale-spotting boat trip and express Golden Circle tour from Reykjavik. Look for whales and other marine life on a morning whale-watching cruise, and in the afternoon, visit Gulfoss, Geysir and Thingvellir National Park, the three iconic sites of Iceland’s Golden Circle. Admire the double waterfall at Gulfoss; see the geothermal pools and Strokkur waterspout at Geysir; and view the tectonic rift at Thingvellir as your guide explains the science and facts behind these natural wonders.
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$174.95 per adult
Imagine Peace Tower | walking tour on Viðey island
10 reviews
Watch Yoko Ono’s Imagine Peace Tower ignite the sky above Videy Island on a 1.5-hour tour from Reykjavik’s old harbor, and learn how Ono created the monument to honor her late husband, John Lennon. Travel by boat to the serene island, and follower your guide through the stark terrain; slip a peace message into a well at the site, ward off the chill with a warm drink in an island café then return to the bustling heart of Reykjavik. 
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$77.00 per adult
Whale Watching in the Midnight Sun | from Reykjavík's Old Harbour
19 reviews
Embark on a unique whale-watching cruise at night, aided by the glow of Iceland’s ‘midnight sun.’ Because the sun doesn’t fully set during the summer months, you can observe the nocturnal habits of dolphins and whales under the colorful light of this northern phenomenon. Learn about Iceland’s native marine life through a multimedia show on board, and spot sea creature splashing around during a 2.5-hour night cruise from Reykjavik’s Old Harbour.
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$99.00 per adult
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was a really nice trip. We saw minke whales and a lot of dolphins! I would recommend to go on the deck but bring really warm clothes, even during the summer it gets quite chilly.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great tour out - Minke Whales, Dolphins, sea birds. Guide was passionate about the sea and its wild life, one could hear her joy when we sited the first Minke whale pods. They were honest with us. When we asked, they were clear that they...More

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EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Elding Adventure at Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear CA-Gloor, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our tour and services. We're glad to read about your positive experience with us and that you enjoyed the minke whales and dolphins of Faxaflói bay! All the best, The Elding team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whale watching with Elding..... what can I say this was a bucket list item I was waiting for!! Boarded with not a bother after booking through Expedia. Greeted by a marine biologist from Kent who was out compair throughout the trip. Went to get a...More

Thank Peterhamil
EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Elding Adventure at Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Peterhamil, Thank you for taking the time to rate our tour and services. We're pleased to see that you understand the wildlife aspect of the tour and glad you had such a wonderful time with us in Faxaflói bay! Thank you for the comprehensive...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We would have loved to have seen whales, but you have to know in advance that is not guaranteed so we just considered this a boat ride. The company did offer vouchers for additional trips to be able to see whales. They were good for...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Okiejer
EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Elding Adventure at Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Okiejer, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our tour and services. We're glad you enjoyed the tour despite not seeing any whales this time around. Hope to se you again on a future tour! All the best, The Elding team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a delightful experience to go on a Puffin Watching Tour with Elding. The wonderful experience begins right where you purchase your tickets. Everyone is smiling; everyone is there to answer any questions you might have, even a stupid question like mine: "Are we going...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Macky M
EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Elding Adventure at Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Macky M, Thank you for taking the time to give us a rating and for sharing your experience with future travellers. We're glad you enjoyed the puffins under the guidance of our head naturalist Megan. We'd be happy to have you back any day!...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did two experiences with Ekding and both were complete opposite ends of the spectrum. First we did the Puffin trip. This was brilliant! We were picked up from our hotel on time and taken to the harbour. The boat was great, only a small...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank MoosHampshire
EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Elding Adventure at Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear MoosHampshire, Thank you for taking the time to share your honest opinion with future travellers. We're pleased to see that you had an overall positive experience with us, although we wished that your impression of our whale watching tour would have been better. We...More

Reviewed May 20, 2019 via mobile

So glad we chose this tour over a larger boat. It was well worth the extra cost. Excellent guides, very informative. Good quality equipment which kept us warm and dry on the boat. Choosing the smaller group tour on the faster rib boat was the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Elding Adventure at Sea, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2019

Dear 900LouiseC, Thank you very for taking the time to rate and review our Premium Whales, Puffins and Reykjavík tour. We're glad you enjoyed the closeness to the water, wildlife and personal service of our crew. All the best, The Elding team

Reviewed May 20, 2019 via mobile

I had a great time with Elding early May on a whale watching tour. The guide was fantastic - she was very engaging, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. I was lucky enough to see two species of whales and various different sea birds, all of which were...More

Thank luchmich
EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Elding Adventure at Sea, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2019

Dear luchmich, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with future travellers. We're glad to read about your positive experience with our excellent crew. All the best, The Elding team

Reviewed May 19, 2019 via mobile

We had a great experience with Elding Whale Watching - they are clearly extremely experienced and very professional with their search for the whales. It took a little bit of time to find them, but we found a humpback whale feeding and was with the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank ldnrachel
EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Elding Adventure at Sea, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2019

Dear ldnrachel, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our tour and services. Glad you enjoyed your time on board with our friendly crew! All the best, The Elding team

Reviewed May 18, 2019

A good company, there was a very good guide on the boat and they did their best to find a whale. They were successful and treated to the view of a humpback. Unfortunately, my motion sicknesses meds were not up to the challenge of this...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank UABecky
EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Elding Adventure at Sea, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2019

Dear UABecky, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with future travellers. We're delighted at your positive rating despite your problems with motion sickness and hope you managed to enjoy the humpback sightings in spite of it. All the best, The Elding...More

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robalveston
September 17, 2018|
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Response from EldingAdventureAtSea | Property representative |
Dear robalveston, Thank you for your question and for taking the time to share your concerns regarding the ongoing whaling at our shores. It is evident that whaling and whale watching can't co-exist. Elding is among the... More
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March 12, 2018|
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Response from EldingAdventureAtSea | Property representative |
Dear ajmolloy100, Thank you for your question! We recommend wearing good sturdy shoes (hiking shoes or similar - no heels if possible), hat, gloves and a warm jacket. We do have overalls and blankets you can borrow... More
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Bundiloi
January 31, 2018|
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Dear Bundiloi, Thank you for your question! Turbulent seas are more often than not caused by high wind speed, so it is not really possible to say that it is more rough in March than other months of the year as the weather... More
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