Elding Whale Watching was founded in May 2000. The crew and owners are always looking for ways to improve the quality of the tours, both by improvement on the boats and hiring and training members of the crew.
Whale watching tours are scheduled from the old harbour in Reykjavik from the beginning of April through to the end of October. Our tours cover the south east and south west part of Faxafloi bay.
Whales most frequently seen on tours with Elding are the Minke whales, Humpback whales, Dolphins and Porpoises, sometimes Orcas, Fin-, Sei- and Blue whales can be seen. In these areas we see many different species of seabirds such as the gannet, puffin, guillemot razorbill, cormorant, gulls, kittiwake, terns and many more.
Today is the official end of our puffin season this year. As there are still few puffins around we will though continue to stop by one of the islands on our whale watching tours. We know that any day soon they might take of to their winter whereabouts
ReykjavÝk Gay Pride 2012 is just around the corner. Like previous years we participates in the Queer Cruise on Friday and the Rainbow family festival on Viey Island on Sunday.
This is the forth time that Elding offers this special Queer Cruise. We sail around the small islands
The unique conservation research vessel Song of the whale has returned to Icelandic waters to carry out vital, non-invasive research on whales and their behaviour. The vessel is owned by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and is cooperating with the University of Iceland this summer.
We have good news about the Pilot Whales of yesterdays rescue mission. We have been seeing them on our tours today roughly in the same area but a lot further from land and they seem to be more relaxed and feeding as there were many gannets plunging into the water
What an incredible and inspiring day. We heard of a large pod of Long-finned Pilot whales that were close to land at NjarvÝk (near KeflavÝk international Airport) that needed our help. Pilot Whales are renowned for stranding (beaching themselves) in large numbers in many places of the world, but
Yes ladies and gentlemen the weather may have been rough today but those brave whale watchers that joined us for the 13:00 and 14:00 whale watching tours were rewarded by seeing a breaching minke whale!
It is truly something seeing these magnificent creatures bringing at least
Are you on your way to the old harbour? Why don't you stop by at the Elding Bistro where we offer a wide selection of light courses for a reasonable price. It opens at 7 o'clock in the morning for early risers, but don't worry if you like
As the weather condition is not looking good for whale watching in Faxaflˇi we're offering tours from GrindavÝk today (Friday 13 July) and most likely tomorrow (Saturday 14 July). The wind is blowing from the northwest and the area south of GrindavÝk is much better for whale watching