Whales of Iceland

Research and Education

Whales of Iceland, Marine Research Institute of Iceland and Elding, a family-run whale watching company, have worked together to on one of the most powerful whale research and education programs in Iceland. The research work is f.ex. carried out with satellite tracking on whales around Iceland, and guest can monitored they’re swimming behavior at interactive station at Whales of Iceland, designed by Gagarín, a company that
develops highly interactive media solutions that allow people to uniquely experience and understand research informations. Elding has for decades kept
track recordings of whales around Iceland with photographs and whale identity
registration. Together, Whales of Iceland and Elding offer education to students all over the world and receive tens of thousands of students annually.

Whales of Iceland audio guided app

You can prepare your visit to Whales of Iceland
by downloading the Whales of Iceland audio guided app to your phone or tablet. The app is a multilingual guidance throughout the exhibition, it also contains
alot of information about the whales in the North Atlantic, their biology, social behavior and fun facts. The app is free and accessible on both Appstore and Googleplay. You can also download the app on site.      We offer freewifii and headphones.

Whale Café & The Whale Souvenir Shop

Inside the exhibition there is a beautiful and relaxing beach where we serve coffee and freshly baked pastries. The café can seat more than 70 people and there is also a sofa area. There you can enjoy the restfullness with a tasty pastry and watch a beautiful whale video or read Moby Dick… The perfect haven when Icelandic weather shows its right face and the right place for good editation before continuing the journey

We are very proud of our souvenir shop. The shop is growing, but it always will be our little whale-souvenir shop. What’s unique about it is that we sell quite a wide range of local handmade products. We are working with individuals who send us products from home, all around our little / big island. Knitting grandmothers, families who work artwork from nature and small businesses selling Icelandic design. Of course, we also offer traditional products that all, regardless of nationality, need to by when traveling, like a magneton the fridge!

Location

Whales of Iceland is located at Grandi erea, Fiskislóð 23. Which is close to the old harbor and about 15 minutes’ walk from the city center. The Grandi area was previously a place for the fishing industri, where fisherman fixed theyr fishing nets and fishing vessels brought their catches. Today, Grandi is becoming one of Reykjavik’s most sought after areas, where you can find many of Iceland’s best restaurants, small shops selling Icelandic design mixed with supermarkets. Grandi is also home to museums that are suitable for everyone. Whales of Iceland is also a short walk to the whale watching area, which makes it easy to book a whale watching tour after a visit to Whales of Iceland. City
bus nr. 14 stops outside the exhibit as well as the Reykjavik sight seeing bus. Free parking

 

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Hraun Hestar

Hraunhestar is a family run company founded in 2015.
We specialize in offering quality riding tours in the beautiful landscape of Hafnarfjörður. Our tours are short and ideal to experience the Icelandic horse in peaceful environment. We operate all year around and our staff welcomes you with a smile!

Arctic Exposure

Our goal is to introduce you to the many beautiful locations we know here in Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands. While showing you around, we will do your best to teach you how to take better photographs, to skillfully use your camera and equipment, and give you some post-processing tips.

On top of that, we want you to learn something new about the culture and history of the country you are visiting. To have a lot of fun, appreciate great food and in the end, have a memory that you will want to share with others.

The Workshops we host are mainly based in Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands. We offer all-inclusive tours where you stay at 99% of the time in hotels and guesthouses with private bathrooms. We try to shake things up and check out some local delicatessen while we roam around and we always try to show you something new and off the beaten track. All our guides are local pro photographers and quirky in a good way.

Photo Tours & Photo Workshops by Arctic Exposure come highly recommended by our customers. We put our passion and years of experience hunting for those extreme places and conditions for photography on the line every time. We aim to find you the perfect moment to capture.

 

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Viking Horses

Viking Horses offer short horse riding tours in beautiful nature on the outskirts of Reykjavik. Mountains, green nature and the beautiful pseudocraters at Rauðhólar surround our stables. We specialize smaller groups with personalized service. We are open all year round.

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Extreme Iceland

Extreme Iceland is a fully licensed tour operator and travel agency. We assists individuals and groups with planning anything to be seen and done in Iceland all year round. We have a large fleet of vehicles and many expert guides. We strive to provide an excellent service.

We organize super jeep tours, sightseeing tours, activity tours, day trips, longer tours, car rental self-drive tours, accommodation, all sorts of celebrations and just basically anything you can think of.

The tours are operated by Extreme Iceland directly or teamed up with trusted partners of high professional standard. We specialize in tour design and travel operation for both scheduled and private tailor-made trips, summer or winter.

Our goal is providing the best available service. We offer to arrange your vacation from beginning to end: accommodation adapted to your wishes – whether budget or higher-end. All sorts of activities can be organized as well. We can provide you with the vehicle that fits your tour. We handle each request individually and adjust the tour to your dreams and wishes.

The people working for and with Extreme Iceland are passionate about Iceland and the trips we provide. Our guides have extensive knowledge and expertise in the great outdoors, which means you will get the best possible experience from you trip.

We care about our country and the way we operate our trips, we are concerned with how our business affects the wildlife and nature, and therefore we follow our environmental policy strictly.

Office:
Vatnagarðar 8
104 Reykjavík

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