Saturday, 19 April 2014

2014-04_19_1300_Gulli(106)Tour at 13:00 Report from Hafsúlan and Elding: We took two boat out this afternoon and decided to go out from the harbour in Keflavík because of more favourable sea conditions there. As we sailed out from the harbour we could see that the area was crowded with bird life...

Friday, 18 April 2014

Unfortunately due to unfavourable sea conditions we have decided to cancel today's whale watching tours...

Thursday, 17 April 2014

2014_04_17_0900_Elding(0)Tour at 13:00 Report from Hafsúlan: Following on from the morning tour would always have been a difficult thing to accomplish, in the afternoon we found two different species. And they were the two species that give us the most entertaining tours...

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

2014_04_16_1300_Jack(9)Tour at 13:00 Report from Hafsúlan and Elding: The afternoon tour began with more snowfall, but this would soon turn into blue skies and sunshine! You know what they say about Icelandic weather... And the tour would turn out to be great too...

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

2014_04_15_0900_Elding (6)Tour at 13:00 Report from Hafsúlan: In the afternoon we left from Hafnarfjörður to minimise the risk of sea sickness, as the swell was still similar to the one we had experienced in the morning. We got a very clear demonstration of what Icelandic weather can be like, sailing through bouts of hail and snow, but also enjoying many sunny periods...

Monday, 14 April 2014

2014_04_14_0900_Elding (9)Tour at 13:00 Report from Hafsúlan and Elding: In the afternoon the weather had still not improved a lot, but we still had a lot of courageous passengers accompany us on the two boats in the afternoon! And they were rewarded with some great looks at a Humpback Whale...

Sunday, 13 April 2014

2014_04_13_1300_Elding_Linda-7Tour at 13:00 Report from Elding and Hafsúlan: This was a sunny day and there was a lot to see. We sailed out from Reykjavík harbour and it was not far from Grótta lighthouse where we spotted a Humpback Whale. It surfaced close to both boats, and raised it's fluke many times...

Saturday, 12 April 2014

2014_04_12_1300_Megan (2)Tour at 13:00 Report from Hafsúlan. It wasn´t long, 20 minutes maybe, when we found our first cetacean. A Minke Whale! Few passengers saw it and well done to those who did as it was fast surfacing and surfaced only a couple of times before diving down and disappearing into the depth of Faxaflói...

Friday, 11 April 2014

DSC_0077Tour at 13:00 Report from Hafsúlan: We made the decision to sail from Hafnafjörður this afternoon in order to shelter from some high winds. The sea was actually quite calm too so our sailing was quite comfortable for a lot of the trip. We started out...

Thursday, 10 April 2014

2014_04_10_1300_Elding(3)Tour at 13:00 Report from Hafsúlan: A blue sky day greeted us on an afternoon where we experienced every Mother Nature represented! At the beginning the swell was quite high so we sailed for the shelter of Hvalfjörður, we got a fantastic view of the mountains Akrafjall and Esja...

Wednesday, 09 April 2014

2014_04_09_1300_Elding(3)Tour at 13:00 Report from Hafsúlan: We sailed out into a beautifully sunny Bay in the afternoon and spotted our first Minke Whale not even 30 minutes after leaving the harbour. It surfaced fairly close to the boat and gave us a great look at its back and dorsal fin...

Tuesday, 08 April 2014

2014_04_08_0900_Megan 06Tour at 13:00 Report from Hafsúlan: At the beginning of the afternoon tour we had another bout of rain, but the sky cleared up a lot during the tour and we got to enjoy some whale watching with sunshine and multiple rainbows...

Monday, 07 April 2014

2014_04_07_0900_Elding_Linda(1)Tour at 13:00 Report from Hafsúlan: The afternoon trip started out with some rain, just as the morning trip had ended. Later during the trip, however, the sky cleared and we got beautiful looks at the surrounding scenery and sunshine reflecting off the water surface. While following the blow of our first Humpback Whale we met a Minke Whale...

Sunday, 06 April 2014

2014_04_06_1300_Gulli(121)Tour at 13:00 Report from Hafsúlan: The sun was starting to appear between the clouds as we headed out this afternoon and only after about 20 minutes a blow was spotted in front of the boat...

Saturday, 05 April 2014

2014_04_05_0900_Elding(15)Tour at 13:00 Report from Hafsúlan: The wind had picked up a bit since this morning but the visibility for whale spotting was still very good. We headed out towards the area where we were this morning and only after a couple of minutes of sailing we spotted a pod of 4-6 Harbour Porpoises, we were able to get a good look...

Friday, 04 April 2014

2014_04_04_1300_Elding_Jack_16Tour at 13:00 Report from Hafsúlan: We had a successful morning tour so when we headed out from Reykjavík we were very confident. While in the morning it took us a while to find something, this afternoon it only took us around 30 minutes to find our first species!

Thursday, 03 April 2014

2014_04_03_0900_Megan_01Tour at 13:00 Report from Hafsúlan: The weather stayed pretty much the same this afternoon no not much to report there. The first cetacean spotted was a Minke Whale that surfaced a couple of times but quite difficult to point out. We were about to head further out when anotehr whale watching boat found a small pod of 3-5 White-beaked Dolphins...

Wednesday, 02 April 2014

2014_04_02_1300_Elding_Jack_06Tour at 13:00 Report from Hafsúlan: After a good morning we headed back out into what turned out to be a much livelier Faxaflói in the afternoon. It started much like the previous tour with a few brief White-Beaked Dolphin and Harbour Porpoise sightings but...

Tuesday, 01 April 2014

2014_04_01_0900_Elding_Jack_00Tour at 13:00 Report from Hafsúlan: The bay was still swirming with life on our second tour. The large pod of dolphins had shifted but we still saw two smaller pods of White Beaked Dolphins not far from Reykjavík.

Monday, 31 March 2014

2014_03_31_0900_freydis_04Tour at 13:00 Report from Hafsúlan: Again the weather was just beautiful as we headed out, totally smooth ocean and the sun came out in between the clouds. We headed towards the area where we were this morning but there wasn't as much life there like earlier ...

Sunday, 30 March 2014

2014_03_30_0900_Megan_06Tour at 13:00 Report from Hafsúlan: It was still calm as we headed out this afternoon. After a short sailing we found minke whales. There were 4 or 5 of them swimming calmly along in quite a large area...

Saturday, 29 March 2014

2014_03_29_1300_Hafsula_atj_08Tour at 13:00 Report from Hafsúlan and Elding: Both the weather and the sea were in fantastic form today as we sailed from Reykjavík. A clear sky and shining sun lit our way, at the beginning we even got a brief look at a Harbour Porpoise...

Friday, 28 March 2014

2014_03_28_0900_Researcher_Aymeric_02Tour at 13:00 Report from Hafsúlan: This afternoon, due to the swell, we decided to head to where we were yesterday hoping the sea conditions would be better there. On the way there we spotted a Minke Whale but always quite far away and surfacing again always randomly as it constantly changed direction. We left it in peace and sailed some more. our passengers then found a small pod of White-beaked Dolphins...

Thursday, 27 March 2014

2014_03_27_1300_Megan_01Tour at 13:00 Report from Hafsúlan and Elding: 4 Species this afternoon. Amazing! The swell was still high out in the bay so we started where we left of on the last tour, Hafnafjörður. We first sailed out in a snow storm but the sun soon made it through the clouds and sunny the rest of the tour until arriving back in the harbour. It was long sailing before finding our first cetacean and it was a pod of White-beaked Dolphins...

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

2014_03_26_1300_Elding_Elin_01Tour at 13:00 Report from Hafsúlan: Today we sailed from Hafnafjörður in order to stay sheltered against the wind, though the sea itself wasn´t very swelly and the ride was mostly very comfortable. It didn´t take long before...

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

2014_03_25_1300_Elding_Jack_00Tour at 13:00 Report from Hafsúlan and Elding: As we sailed this afternoon we were greeted by blue sky and sunshine! This kept changing throughout the tour as we sailed through sun, then hail, then sun. On the way...

Monday, 24 March 2014

Tour at 13:00 Report from Hafsúlan: We sailed from Hafnafjörður this time as we finished there on the morning tour, it didn´t take long for us to spot the same Harbour Porpoises that we saw at the end of the last tour...

Sunday, 23 March 2014

2014_03_23_0900_Elding_Elin_06Tour at 13:00 Report from Hafsúlan: The animals we met on our second tour of the day all seemed very preoccupied with feeding. First we saw a pod of Harbour porpoises. They didn't seem boat-shy at all so we stopped the boat and observed them feeding for some time. We then carried on until we saw at least two, possibly three, minke whales. .....

Saturday, 22 March 2014

2014_03_22_1300_Megan_09Tour at 13:00 Report from Hafsúlan and Elding: With the weather much the same as this morning we sailed out with high hopes after the previous tour. The excitement began early on when we spotted a......

Friday, 21 March 2013

Tour at 1300 is unfortunately cancelled today due to bad weather and rough seas. For more information, please call +354 519 5000, send an email to elding@elding.is or stop by our ticket office in the old harbour.

Thursday, 20 March 2014

2014-03-20-1300-Elin-04Tour at 13:00 Report from Elding: We sailed towards the area where we were this morning but unfortunately the animals were gone. We searched a big area and finally found a big flock of feeding northern gannets...

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

2014_03_19_1300_Elding_Elin_02Tour at 13:00 Report from Hafsúlan and Elding: We sailed from Reykjavík with much better weather than in the morning, there was blue sky and the sun was shining. We had two or our boats going out this afternoon for the unsuspecting amount of passengers joining us. Our boat Elding spotted the first Humpback Whale just 20 minutes of leaving the harbour...

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

2014_03_18_0900_Megan_01Tour at 13:00 Report from Hafsúlan and Elding: After a successful morning we sailed with two boats back out into Faxaflói, it was still windy but on the way out we were quite comfortable as we sailed with the wind. After around 45 minutes...

Monday, 17 March 2014

2014_03_17_1300_Elding_Gusti_01Tour at 13:00 Report from Hafsúlan and Elding: We sailed from Reykjavík with the hope that the recent bad weather had passed and we could get back to the whales! Though there was some swell in the water it certainly didn´t hinder the tour...

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Tours at 0900 and 1300 were both cancelled today due to bad weather and rough seas. For more information, please call +354 519 5000, send an email to elding@elding.is or stop by our ticket office in the old harbour.

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Tour at 1300 Report from Hafsúlan: We left the harbour in Hafnarfjörður in windy conditions. The wind had picked up since this morning and the seas turned out to be much rougher that we had expected...

Friday, 14 March 2014

2014-03-14-1300_Jack03Tour at 13:00 Report from Hafsúlan and Elding: Once again another wonderful tour with lots to see. Fewer birds though but the Humpback Whales, 4 in total were a lot more picturesque as they brought up their beautiful tails on many occasions...

Thursday, 13 March 2014

2014_03_13_1300_Gusti-1Tour at 13:00 Report from Hafsúlan: We sailed from Keflavík today in order to sail with the wind and make the tour as comfortable as possible, there was still some swell in the sea so while we were sailing with the swell on our side we had an exciting start...

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

2014_03_12_1300_Megan-9Tour at 13:00 Report from Hafsúlan and Elding: After a successful morning we headed out once again from Reykjavík, though this time we dealt with a lot of rain! We sailed for the same area that we were successful in the morning...

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

2014_03_11_1300_Megan-4Tour at 13:00 Report from Hafsúlan and Elding: Though the sea conditions in the morning were unfavourable we headed out in the afternoon, there was still some swell in the water which made the first part of the tour a rollercoaster ride...

Monday, 10 March 2014

Unfortunately due to unfavourable weather conditions at sea we have decided to cancel both 9am and 1pm whale watching today. Please call +354 519 5000, send us an email at elding@elding.is or stop by our office for more information.

Sunday, 09 March 2014

Elding_2014_03_09_Gulli_07Tour at 13:00 Report from Hafsúlan and Elding: We took two boats out this after noon and decided to head back to the same area as this morgning. The sea was a lot calmer and the sun was shining. When we got to the area we

Saturday, 08 March 2014

Elding_2014_03_08_Freydis_04Tour at 13:00 The Tour at 13:00 today has been cancelled due to bad weather at sea If you need more information, please call +354 519 5000, send an email to elding@elding.is or stop by our office.

Friday, 07 March 2014

Tour at 13:00 Report from Hafsúlan and Elding: We sailed once again from Keflavík in the hope of finding the whales which had been in the area previously and we finished the tour in Reykjavík. The snowy landscape...

Thursday, 06 March 2014

Tour at 13:00 Report from Hafsúlan: We sailed out from Hafnarfjörður for our second tour of the day. The seas were rather calm even though it was a bit windy. As the tour progressed the weather changed every 20 minutes or so......