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I love whales and I think that they are incredible creatures.

My biggest wish is to see them alive .

So when we planned our trip to Iceland , first thing on my „to do“ list was Whale watching.

I searched a little and decided to go on a Express Whale and Puffin tour with elding.is

I was very excited about this and nervous.

Rib boat gear

Rib boat gear

We took the expensive tour with the Rib boat. I thought that  with that tour we would have a better chance to see the whales  and be able to come closer to the animals.

We came there early because we had to put on equipment: goggles, life vest, overalls.

12 people can get on the Rib boat.

Rib boat

Rib boat

The weather was great, Sea was really calm.

First we went to see  puffins.  We spend a little time around them. I expected more.



Then we went to look for the Whales.

The ride on the Rib boat was fun and not as close as scary as a thought it would be.

On the beginning it was fun and later I just got sleepy from the waves and wind.

We saw some white beaked dolphins so we stopped and watched them, trying to get some pictures.


Then, after a while we went further in pursuit for the whales.

But didn’t see any. Not one. No whales. Such a disappointment for me.

I don’t know if I was more disappointed or sad. I think sad.

It was over to fast and we were heading back to main land.

It was nice watching the Reykjavik from the sea.



But I wouldn’t do it again, maybe on a normal boat. It wasn’t  so special and much more expensive than normal boat.

I know that they can’t guarantee you to see whales, but when you see on they website 92% sighting success – then you have to think whether you have such bad luck?

Maybe some other time in some other place I’ll get my wish come true.

Viking boat

Viking boat




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