Whales & Paragliding | Combo Tour From Reykjavik

A pod of dolphins breaching the water off Iceland's coast.
Paragliders have their own perspective over Iceland's natural environment.
A Harbor Porpoise, just one of the 20 cetacean species around Iceland.
Paragliding takes courage, skill and a taste for adventure.
Aside from dolphins, guests will be privy to whale species and numerous types of sea birds.
Paragliding over the South Coast waterfall, Skógafoss.

Explore the Icelandic skies and pristine oceans by joining a once in a lifetime adventure of morning paragliding and afternoon whale watching. This tour should not be missed by wildlife lovers or those seeking a shot of adrenaline.

In the morning, you will be picked up and be transported to Mount Hafrafell, a beautiful peak just outside of the capital. Here, you will meet your paragliding guides, who will introduce you to your aerial craft, discuss the safety of the tour with you, then gear you up for your adventure. 

Taking a tandem paraglide anywhere in the world is an exhilarating experience, but there is no better place to do it than Iceland. Watching the lava landscapes, craters, lakes and rivers unfold beneath you is mesmerising; you will also have unmatched views of Reykjavík, Iceland’s stunning coastline and the surrounding volcanoes.

For approximately twenty minutes, you will glide above these incredible landscapes, before making a smooth landing back to earth.

Once your group has been able to enjoy Iceland from the sky, you’ll be escorted to Reykjavík’s Old Harbour in time for your scheduled whale watch.

Iceland is, without a doubt, one of the whale watching capitals of the world. Around its shores, over twenty species of cetacean are seen; from Reykjavík, the most common are Humpback Whales, Minke Whales, White-Beaked Dolphins and Harbour Porpoises. It is not unheard of, however, to see Orcas, Fin Whales, Blue Whales and more.

If you take this tour from May to September, it is also very likely that you will see Atlantic Puffins. These adorable little creatures can be seen bobbing on the surface, diving for fish, or sprinting clumsily along the surface to take off in flight.

Of course, both of these tours are weather dependent, and if you are not able to embark on either component, you will get to reschedule without charge. If you do not see any cetaceans, you will be permitted on another tour until you do.

Don’t miss this opportunity to explore Iceland’s seas and skies. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Apr. - Nov.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Activities: Whale Watching, Boat Trip, Bird watching
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Reykjavík, Faxaflói, Hafrafell
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 09:00 10:00,

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.
  • Pickup and drop off

  • All necessary equipment for paragliding

  • Free WiFi on board

  • Use of overalls on whale watching tour

What to bring:
  • Sturdy shoes Warm clothing (coats, hats, gloves etc.)

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Terms & Conditions:

GENERAL: These terms apply to purchases of service(s) from the web address www.elding.is, which is run by Elding Whale Watching. The terms identify on the one hand Elding’s rights and duties and on the other the service buyer’s rights and duties. All communication regarding reservation of services, changes and cancellations shall be in writing and may be sent using e-mail or fax, or through the postal service, if time permits.

ONLINE: Service buyers can book all Elding Whale Watching’s tours until 1 hour prior to the scheduled departure. When booking a tour online, a confirmation and booking number will be sent to the e-mail provided in the booking process stating departure time and date. Paying online entitles service buyers to a 5% discount. Upon receipt of full payment, a service voucher will be sent to the e-mail provided in the booking process stating departure time and date. It is the service buyer’s responsibility to safeguard the voucher and present it to the relevant service partner as payment for each service rendered.*Please make sure that you fill in correctly all the specific fields.

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CHANGE OF RESERVATION: If you need to make changes to your reservation we ask you to send us a notification as soon as possible, and not later than 12 hours before departure. Changes received less than 12 hours before departure may be subject to levy according to Elding Whale Watching’s current tariffs and the policy of our service partners.

CANCELLATION POLICY: For cancellations we ask you to send us a notification as soon as possible, and not later than 24 hours before departure in order to receive a full refund. In case of cancellation on our behalf we notify you with as much notice as possible using the contact details provided in the booking process and naturally refund the tour price.

VALIDITY OF PRICES: All rates quoted are based on current purchasing prices in Iceland. Elding Whale Watching reserves the right to increase prices already quoted or published in our price lists without notice in the event of currency fluctuation, government taxes, or any other cost increases that are outside our control. Any eventual changes in rates will not be made with less then 4 weeks’ notice before scheduled departure.

CHILDREN: Discounts for children are subject to the nature of the services and our service partners terms.

TOUR DEPARTURE: All our tours start from Reykjavík’s old harbour. The departure time is indicated on your confirmation/voucher. It is the service buyer’s responsibility to arrive at our tour office in time to check in and to board the boat.

LIABILITY: Elding Whale Watching reserves the right to alter routes, itineraries or timetables, change or cancel tour dates should the necessity arise, including irregularities due to adverse weather. The tours are run in wild nature and we can never guarantee sightings on a particular tour. In the unlikely event that no whales or dolphins are spotted during the tour we do not refund the tour price but offer a complimentary whale watching tour valid for two years. The estimated duration of tours are standard times and can change according to sea conditions. All activities are undertaken entirely at clients own risk and they must behave in a fit and proper manner at all times in accordance with Elding Whale Watching guidelines and must take proper responsibility for their own safety. All tours and outdoor activities carry inherent risks and Elding Whale Watching does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions or are caused by factors outside of human control (Force majeure). Elding Whale watching, it’s managers and staff accepts no responsibility or liability for any loss or damage of passenger’s property on our boats. With the purchase of your trip you agree to these conditions, understand its implications and accept responsibility for your participation during your tour.

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Whales & Paragliding | Combo Tour From Reykjavik

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