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Elding Adventure At Sea

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Address: Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Elding is a tour supplier in Reykjavik offering whale watching and other...

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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Enjoyable but may not see much.....

Unfortunately we only saw Minke whales on the 3 hour trip. The commentator was a Brit who seemed highly knowledgeable about Iceland and the cetaceans and wildlife that live in the... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2016
Sagar D
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Bremen, Germany
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

We went there in June. The crew is professional and informs everyone about the procedures, safety, measurments against sea sickness etc. We saw some Minke whales and some dolphins, quite a lot actually. Our tour guide (called Tene I think, a girl from Croatia, sea biologist) did an excellent job providing information about all the different animals (also birds, we... More 

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Thank Martin G
EldingReykjavik, Manager at Elding Adventure At Sea, responded to this review

Dear Martin G, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our tour. We are glad you had a great time with us, spotting whales and dolphins. We appreciate your kind comments in regards to our crew! All the best, The Elding team More 

Mumbai, India
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576 reviews
384 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

The tickets for the three hour trip were readily available and the boat left harbour punctually. The crew was friendly and gave all guests useful information on safety, sea sickness prevention measures and what sea life we would possibly see. Additional overalls to keep warm very available. The boat had an upper deck with an enclosed area on thelower deck... More 

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Thank Mayur S
EldingReykjavik, Manager at Elding Adventure At Sea, responded to this review

Dear Mayur S, Thank you for taking the time rate and review our tour. We are glad that you could make use of our overalls and that you were pleased with our services on board and before the tour. We are however sorry that you couldn't see more whales, but as you say in your review, we are not able... More 

Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Elding was a great experience for my boyfriend and I. I throughly appreciated the flexibility the company provided because my boyfriend and I arrived at the wrong address (my fault for not reading the instructions) which was 10 mins away from the actual departure harbor. As a result we were late but the company allowed us to get on the... More 

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Thank xx017
EldingReykjavik, Manager at Elding Adventure At Sea, responded to this review

Dear xx017, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our tour. We are glad you made it on our next tour and could enjoy the company of dolphins and minke whales! Thank you for your kind comments about our services! All the best, The Elding team More 

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90 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately we only saw Minke whales on the 3 hour trip. The commentator was a Brit who seemed highly knowledgeable about Iceland and the cetaceans and wildlife that live in the surrounding waters. The Elding boat is pretty big and was well equipped with a bar, loos and below deck seating for when it got too windy on deck. The... More 

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Thank Sagar D
EldingReykjavik, Manager at Elding Adventure At Sea, responded to this review

Dear Sagar D, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our tour. We are thankful for your understanding that we cannot guarantee sightings, and we are glad you enjoyed the tour and our services even though you had poor sightings. All the best, The Elding team More 

Winston Salem, North Carolina
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

We hoped to see more whales and closer, but overall it was a nice experience. We saw a few dolphins, a minke whale and a puffin or two, but nothing up close. The boat ride was very nice and we were lucky with the weather. We took advantage of the free overalls on board to keep warm. There was a... More 

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Thank LauH29
EldingReykjavik, Manager at Elding Adventure At Sea, responded to this review

Dear Laura H, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are glad to read that you enjoyed the tour and the sightings! All the best, The Elding team More 

Vienna, Virginia
1 review
Reviewed 13 July 2016

I found the tour somewhat disappointing as there were many birds on the island and the puffins were small and hard to see. You needed binoculars which were hard to hold steady on a boat. Of course, that's not the operators fault. Elding did the best they could and the guide on the boat, I think his name was Jorge,... More 

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Thank schaffer6896
EldingReykjavik, Manager at Elding Adventure At Sea, responded to this review

Dear Schaffer6896, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our tour. We are sorry that you couldn't see the puffins from closer, but are thankful for your kind comments about our services and our staff. All the best, The Elding team More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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136 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

If your expectations are realistic you'll enjoy this tour. A small boat takes you an island close by where you can spot the puffins from a distance. Don't expect to get close enough for puffin selfies or to be able to take shots to sell to National Geographic. I agree with some other reviews that the boat can be crowded... More 

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EldingReykjavik, Manager at Elding Adventure At Sea, responded to this review

Dear Adelaidian2014, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our Puffin tour. We're greatful that you had realistic expectations of the Puffin's size and took into account the distance of the boat from the island. Glad you managed to get good views from where you were sitting! All the best, The Elding team More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Saw a humpback breaching, puffins, whitebeak dolphin, harbour porpoise, puffins, artic tern and a lone minke whale; Our Guide Johanna was very friendly and informative, and the music on board was great, unfortunately you will need a taxi home as at the midnight sun tour you get on land too late, It was very cold and very choppy but they... More 

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EldingReykjavik, Manager at Elding Adventure At Sea, responded to this review

Dear Mark C, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed the tour and sightings! Thank you very much for your kind comments! All the best, The Elding team More 

Essex, Vermont
1 review
Reviewed 10 July 2016

My son and I took this tour and it was really nice. We never even had to go out too far, before we found our first whale. Our tour guide, Bryndis, was great!!! She pointed out the whales, and when there were no whales, she pointed out the birds and other landmarks. She was easy to understand and she made... More 

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Thank mailmanvt
EldingReykjavik, Manager at Elding Adventure At Sea, responded to this review

Dear Mailmanvt, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our whale watching tour. Glad you enjoyed the sightings, refreshments and service provided on board! All the best, The Elding team More 

Belgium
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

We recommend this trip to everyone who visits Reykjavik. We were really lucky with the weather, it was a very nice and sunny day. We booked the tour online in advance, it was very easy! There is lots of parking space in the neighborhood, you can check the exact place on the website. We want to thank our guide, Bryndis,... More 

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Thank Walter S
EldingReykjavik, Manager at Elding Adventure At Sea, responded to this review

Dear Walter S, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our puffin tour. We're pleased to read your kind comments about our crew member and are glad everything went well! All the best, The Elding team More 

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