Elding Whale Watching


Whales are perhaps the most mysterious and fascinating of all creatures. Some of the best whale watching in the world is off the shores of Iceland, where ocean currents create excellent viewing conditions.
With decades of experience, Elding offers the most talked about whale watching tours in Iceland. We offer daily whale watching tours are all year round with multiple departures during the summer months. Conveniently located in the southern part of Faxaflói Bay, just off Reykjavik’s Old Harbour, we bring you up close to whales and birds in their natural habitat in a few hour tour.

Sighting guarantee
The drama, joy and poetry of these beautiful whales are seen on more than 94% of our tours in summertime. Our whale watching tours are wildlife excursions and therefore each tour is unique. Tourists delight in the sightings of minke and humpback whales, white beaked dolphins, harbour porpoises and various sea birds such as puffins, gannets, guillemots, gulls, kittiwakes, arctic terns and many more depending on the season.

Environmentally certified whale watching
Elding also is the first and only environmentally certified whale watching company in Iceland. We participate and support marine biologist’s researches on whales in the area. The whales often surface within a few meters from our boats due to our strict observation of our codes of conduct for responsible whale watching. To ensure that the animals are not disturbed by our presence, we sail at a constant speed towards their habitat. This also is part of our sustainability policy as we try to minimize oil use and pollution.
Iceland’s surrounding waters are as important as its land, and your trip to Iceland is not complete unless you’ve seen its beauty from the sea. If whale watching isn’t what you are looking for Elding also offers sea angling, puffin watching, the ferry to Viðey island, Imagine Peace Tours and various incentive and exclusive tours.

Make sure it’s Elding!

  • We are the original whale watching company in Reykjavík
  • We offer friendly and highly qualified naturalist guides
  • We are the only environmentally certified whale watching company in Iceland
  • We support marine biologists that collect valuable data from our tours
  • We have daily updates on sightings in our online Whale Diary
  • We offer warm floatable overalls free of charge
  • We sell light refreshments on board
  • We offer free entry to the Whale Watching Centre


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Elding Whale Watching
Ægisgarði 5,
101 Reykjavík
Reykjavík and adjacent
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