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Reykjavik Whale Watching

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Open today: 08:00 - 21:00
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Luck required for a great trip

Cold even at this time of year but overalls are provided to keep you warm when out on the top... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2018
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In Search of a Whale.. any Whale

These are genuinely nice people who do a fine job. The whales may or may not show, in our case we... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2018
Todd P
North Olmsted, Ohio
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Whale watching tours are operated from the old harbour in Reykjavik. The whales most frequently seen on tours with Elding are the Minke whales, Humpback whales, Dolphins and Porpoises other speces are sometimes spotted.Each trip takes about 2,5...more
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BSI Bus Terminal, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 580 5400
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Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

These are genuinely nice people who do a fine job. The whales may or may not show, in our case we saw a couple of white beaked dolphins but we had some expensive fun on a nice boat that had indoor and outdoor seating, got...More

Thank Todd P
Reviewed 21 April 2018

A drizzly day in April but the warm waterproof flotation suits kept us toasty. So did the excitement of seeing a Minkie whale twice and the star performer a giant Humpback in a feedind display just yards from the boat. Watched for a couple of...More

Thank Frank089
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Cold even at this time of year but overalls are provided to keep you warm when out on the top viewing decks. Great guide on the lookout for whales talks throughout the trip from the top deck giving some interesting facts along the way. There...More

Thank Hols20152016
Reviewed 31 December 2017

We traveled in late Dec so was bitterly cold but nice and warm in the boat and the survival suits provided. Very well organised and knowledgeable staff. Good boat with lots of outside viewing. Can buy coffee, drinks etc on board. Less whales around than...More

Thank shaungreennew
Reviewed 3 December 2017

I have been with them two times and it was so nice both times, you can borrow a nice warm overall if it is cold and you can get seasickness pills if you want (both free of charge) The boats are nice and clean and...More

Thank Margrét G
Reviewed 1 October 2017

We were in Reykjavik mid- July. The tourist agency at the main information centre said that this was the best time of year to see whales and on this advice we booked. In three hours we saw the tail of a humpback and the top...More

Thank robyn r
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Narrator was from Spain. Narration was in English. I don't speak Spanish but would have better understood narrator if he had spoken Spanish. His English was as bad as I have ever heard from someone with a microphone. I do not recommend elding whale watching.

Thank Charles R
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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

What an incredible day we spotted the rare fin whale!! Less than one sighting a year. It was huge and magnificent,Julia was a fantastic guide!! I wish all future whale watchers the same good luck! Great job Julia

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Reviewed 29 June 2017

I think reviews on this probably depend a lot on what you get to see and we saw so much - Minke whales, Humpbacks, a pod of 4 dolphin jumping in unison plus others and, of course, Arctic terns and puffins. It was a magical...More

1  Thank Kay B
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed getting out of the city and touring the harbor area, but although we saw a few whales, mostly were Mincke whales which don't do the acrobatics that other whales do. The guide was sweet but was pushing it a bit - she may...More

2  Thank Daniel B
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Kathryn G
23 July 2017|
Response from Alan B | Reviewed this property |
Hi our whale watching was booked through the first choice we didn't get to see any but if u don't they let you book another trip free of charge