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.
Although we have generally been quite happy with the weather in the past few months we are kind of looking forward to the summer now. There have surely been some positive signs lately with the sunny days, good sightings and the beautiful late sunsets in the evenings. Last
The year 2012 has been an interesting year for us. Early on our contract with the city regarding the Viey Ferry was renewed for the next five years. We were also really proud when our General Manager and the owner of Elding, Rannveig GrÚtarsdˇttir, received the 2012 FKA Acknowledgement
December is truly the time when we all get into our holiday spirit. It is magical walking around admiring the appearance of the city as we light up our surroundings. As always the Christmas Harbour is an interesting place to visit during the holidays with all it's quirky
The WhaleFest was held in Brighton last weekend and attracted over 6000 visitors. Having been there last year we were sure that this was an event we didn't want to miss. It is inspiring to see all the great whale watching sites around the world, the great
The IMAGINE PEACE TOWER will be relit during a peaceful ceremony next Tuesday on 9 October which is John Lennonĺs day of birth.
Like previous years Yoko Ono invites us to attending the ceremony with a free sailing to Viey Island on that occasion. The program
ReykjavÝk Film Festival (RIFF) is in full swing and movie lovers should find plenty to chose from in the cinemas. Like previous years we take part in RIFF around the corner . This year we will run the Icelandic documentary Kvikur sjˇr directed by Ůorsteinn Jˇnsson in
A new global community for saving the whales is on the rise. This is the Save the Whales: Reloaded campaign that will be launched at this October's World Whale Conference in Brighton, England.
This campaign is built on the groundwork that began 30 years ago when the original
Recently a new CD came out containing songs and sounds of the Icelandic Humpback Whales. It is based on recordings gathered for research purposes by researchers a the University of Iceland. They've spent years on gathering data using deployed underwater acoustic recorders.
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