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Elding Whale Watching - Reykjavík | by Helgi Halldórsson/Freddi
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Elding Whale Watching - Reykjavík

Elding Whale Watching Reykjavik is a merger of Elding Whale Watching and Hafsúlan Whale Watching (WWC). The company is now the largest whale watching operator in Iceland and is conveniently located in the Old Harbour of Reykjavik. For the first 1,5 year the company was run under the name Reykjavík Whale Watching but the name was changed in September 2008 to Elding Whale Watching Reykjavík.


The Whale Watching Centre has been operating since spring 1998. For whale watching and entertaining tours WWC operated Mv. Hafsulan, which is a high speed catamaran that can carry 150 passengers and Mb. Gestur, used for deep sea fishing tours, able to carry 38 passengers. Elding Whale Watching has been operating since May 2000. Elding owns two boats as well, the Elding I, a cruiser for 150 passengers with 3 viewing platforms and Elding II, a luxurious motor yacht that carries up to 38 passengers. Elding Whale Watching Reykjavik has therefore four superb boats for all kinds of adventures on sea.


Our Information Centre/Exhibition, a multimedia presentation about whales, seabirds and other marine life, is housed in a converted fishing vessel alongside the touring vessels. Admission to the exhibition is free for all our passengers. All our trips include sightseeing around the puffin islands during the puffin season, from May 20th to August 15th.


The various types of whales commonly sighted include minke whales, white-beaked dolphins, harbour porpoises and the popular humpback whales. While we sail, we are accompanied by sea birds such as gannets, puffins, guillemots, cormorants, gulls, kittiwakes, arctic terns and more.

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Taken on June 23, 2011