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Elding Adventure at Sea

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Aegisgardur 5, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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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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Aegisgardur 5, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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"sea sickness"
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"whale watching"
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"white beaked dolphins"
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"sea birds"
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"sick bags"
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"warm suits"
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"harbour porpoise"
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"whale meat"
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"rough seas"
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"pod of dolphins"
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"great trip"
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"their natural habitat"
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Reviewed June 24, 2017

Elding did a great job taking us our to see several whales, puffins, turns, and other sea birds. Our guide was very informative and he gave us great information throughout the tour. I recommend that you never eat whale meat - it is not part...More

Thank Colin F
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EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Elding Adventure at Sea, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2017

Dear Colin F, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our services and for pointing out that whaling is not something that should be condoned. Hope you enjoyed the wildlife on the tour! All the best, The Elding Reykjaík team

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Reviewed June 23, 2017 via mobile

We 'saw' whales, all 4 kinds.... but I hardly saw anything because the animals were all 'straight ahead at 11 to 1 O'clock' and a huge family of four sat in front ... and the boat was never turned broadside... so I hardly saw anything...More

Thank simershein
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EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Elding Adventure at Sea, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2017

Dear simershein, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our tour. We are sorry to hear that your experience of our Express Whale & Puffin tour was unsatisfactory. Our captains know that for everyone onboard to get a good view, it is...More

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Reviewed June 22, 2017

I decided to go whale watching with Elding. No fault of theirs but after 3 hours of freezing and rolling around the bay we only managed to see one small minke whale from a distance. Overall they ran the tour well but it was a...More

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EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Elding Adventure at Sea, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2017

Dear Nicholas B, Thank you for taking the time to rate our services. We are glad you understand the wildlife factor of the tour and that sightings are unpredictable. Although our sighting success is quite high in Reykjavík at over 90% of whales & dolphins...More

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Reviewed June 21, 2017

We had a great family trip to see the puffins on and around the small islands in the Reykjavik bay. The weather wasn't great, so the company offered sea sickness pills and chose a route with minimal waves. We had the option of wearing exposure...More

Thank CJ H
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EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Elding Adventure at Sea, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2017

Dear CJ H, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our Classic Puffin tour. We're glad you had a great time with us out in the bay. All the best, The Elding Reykjavík team

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Reviewed June 19, 2017 via mobile

A nice trip just straight ahead out from the harbour in to the ocean. We were lucky with a calm day, otherwise sea-sickness probably would appear. A lots of mink whales, just the back of them. No head or back fin. Mink whales are quite...More

Thank Sofia B
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EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Elding Adventure at Sea, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2017

Dear Sofia B, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with future travellers. Glad you enjoyed the Minke whales, although they don't generally show more than their back fin. All the best, The Elding Reykjavík team

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Reviewed June 16, 2017

At the time of writing (June 2017) this tour cost €117 per person booked online via the Grayline tours website. This included pick-up from the nearest hotel, which in our case was right across the road (we were staying in an AirBnB apartment.) The tour...More

Thank MarcDaly2014
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EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Elding Adventure at Sea, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2017

Dear MarcDaly2014, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with future travellers. Hopefully you managed to take a few good snaps of the whales - if not, our guides usually have several photos taken on the tours which we are happy to...More

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Reviewed June 14, 2017

When we signed up for this trip there were suppose to be 15 to 20 people on the fishing boat. Only 4 people signed up for the trip. In Iceland the government covers the loss of revue for trips that don't have enough passengers. They...More

Thank Whiffenpoof
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EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Elding Adventure at Sea, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2017

Dear Whiffenpoof, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our Sea Angling tour. Glad you liked the fresh grilled fish, filet by the crew! All the best, The Elding Reykjavík team

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Reviewed June 10, 2017

I went on the puffin tour. You need 30 minutes to get there and 30 minutes return. So far, so good. But the problem is that they stay only 15 minutes with the puffins. That's far too short. The island is not full of puffins...More

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EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Elding Adventure at Sea, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2017

Dear breen581, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of our Classic Puffin tour. We are sorry to hear that you felt the time spent with the Puffins was too short. The overall tour is around 1-1,5 hrs. (depending on the quality...More

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Reviewed June 9, 2017

The whale watching was great with Humpbacks, Minke whale, Harbour Porpoise and White beaked dolphins. The guides are informative and very good! All credit to them. I found the tour a little bit short though. It´s a 3 hour tour but the thing is that...More

Thank Antee78
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EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Elding Adventure at Sea, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2017

Dear Antee78, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our tour. The tour is 3 hrs. which we find quite enough most of the time, as generally we find whales closer to shore (30-45 min. sailing). This is of course a wildlife...More

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Reviewed June 8, 2017 via mobile

Our guide was fantastic and this was just a great trip. We saw humpback whales, minke whales, dolphins, and porpoises. Would definitely go again!More

Thank beth ann k
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EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Elding Adventure at Sea, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2017

Dear beth ann k, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our tour. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the many sightings and thrilled you would join us on another tour - hope to see you soon! All the best, The...More

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ajmolloy100
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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Response from EldingAdventureAtSea | Property representative |
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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becky24wales
January 16, 2018|
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Response from EldingAdventureAtSea | Property representative |
Hi becky24wales, Pickup is always 45-15 min. prior to tour departure - so in this case it would be from 12:15-12:45. Please note that this service is not included in the tour price. All the best, The Elding Reykjavík team
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