Whale Watching

Whale Watching

02.06.2010 | Jóhanna María Þorbjarnardóttir

Whale Watching and Puffin Island

Conveniently located in Reykjavik’s old harbour, a three hour journey with the whale watching company Elding can bring you up close to whales in their natural habitat. This is an unforgettable trip into the world of whales and sea birds. On board are guides who tell you about your trip and describe what you can see and where to look, together with an introduction and safety guide. The whales most frequently seen on tours with Elding are the minke whales, humpback whales, dolphins and porpoises. Other species such as Orcas and Basking sharks are sometimes spotted. During the puffin season (May 15th-Aug 15th) we stop by one of the puffin colonies in Faxaflói bay to watch these characteristic birds.
Depending on the tide and sea the tour start or end the trip by going to either Akurey or Lundey to watch the puffins (May 15.-Aug 15.)   No two whale watching trips are the same, and can change due to sea conditions, weather and seasons.
For your comfort and warmth, we do advise you to wear your warmest clothes - hats, scarves, gloves etc – as it can get very cold, even on the warmest of days. Alternatively, you can sit inside the boat in the warmth, where you can watch the whales outside from large windows.
Price (2013): 
50 € per/person.
25 € Children 7-15 years
Children 6 years and younger are free of charge.  

There are guides on every tour. Hot drinks and light refreshments on board. For your comfort and warmth, are special suits on board that you can lend. Guidance in German is available each Thursday from 15 May to 15 September. 
The Old Harbour of Reykjavik (pier Ægisgarður), which is located in Ægisgata. 

Whale Watching and Puffin Island   Whale Watching 
 April to September | Duration 3 hours October to March | Duration 3 - 5 hours  
 Code: IFH-EL-01 Code: IFH-EL-03
 April     May      June        July     August   September   Daily
 9:00 9:00 9:00 9:00 9:00 9:00 13:00
   10:00 10:00 10:00  
 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 
   14:00 14:00 14:00  
  17:00* 17:00 17:00 17:00 17:00* 
   20:30** 20:30   
   *From 15 May to 15 September
 **From 15 June to 31 July.

Hotel pick-up

 Prices: Pick up times
6 € Adults
3 € Children, 7-15 years 








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