Arctic Whale Watching from Dalvik North Iceland

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Arctic Whale Watching from Dalvik North Iceland

From US$ 77.89 per person

Go in search of Arctic whales on a whale-watching excursion in north Iceland. Set sail from Dalvik Harbor and cruise past humpback and minke whales, and white beaked dolphins. Try a spot of sea angling, and discover how to cut and cook fish.

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  • Set sail in search of humpback, minke and blue whales off the north coast of Iceland
  • Travel in small groups for a more personalized experience
  • See white beaked dolphins playing close to your boat
  • Watch out for whales breaching
  • Try your hand at sea angling
  • Learn how to cut and cook fresh fish
Full description
Climb aboard an oak passenger boat at Dalvik Harbor in North Iceland and set sail in search of Arctic whales and other marine life. The 3-hour tour takes you out to the wild Arctic seas off Akureyri, the capital of north Iceland. Arctic Sea Tours only operate one boat, to offer a more intimate tour. With 4 departures throughout the summer, each tour is designed to get you close to the visiting humpback and minke whales, as well as see some playful dolphins. With an emphasis on personal service, you will experience whale watching, sea angling, and a demonstration of how to cut and grill fresh fish. Hot drinks and refreshments are served on board, and extra clothes are available to keep off the bracing weather. During the summer of 2011, whales were spotted on 99% of the tours, including humpback whales on 96% of the tours. You will also have a good chance to see white beaked dolphins (spotted on 50% of the tours in 2011), and harbor porpoise (50% of the tours). Look out too for Arctic birds, including the beautiful puffin. Upon your return to Dalvik Harbor, watch a demonstration of how to cut and cook fresh fish, before the end of the tour services.
  • Hot drinks and refreshments
  • Additional warm clothes and raincoats
    COVID-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide in the middle of Dalvik Harbor. The boat is an oak boat with an Arctic Sea Tours flag.

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    • Arctic Sea Tours operate a licensed oak passenger boat which has been equipped according to strict standards set by the Icelandic Maritime Administration. The entire crew has been specially trained by The Maritime Safety and Survival Training Centre
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 / 5

    based on 55 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.6 / 5
    • Transportation
      3.7 / 5
    • Value for money
      3.8 / 5
    • Safety
      4.6 / 5
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    Amazing trip with great guides and stunning views!

    We have been on other whale watching trips in the world, but this one was awesome! Not only did we see a few humback whales, but the views are beautiful! It was also a great surprise that we were able to fish and to ha e cooked up for us. Well worth the price and going to Northern Iceland was well worth the trip! Highly recommended!

    April 5, 2018

    A lot of whales in a beautiful fjord

    We saw at least 6-7 whales during our tour starting from Dalvik. The fjord is beautiful, surrounded by snowy mountains and the crew was very nice. We didn't stay for the fish barbecue after the tour where they grilled the fish we had catched at the end of the tour, but the tour is definitely worth it!

    July 19, 2013

    After dressing with the warm suit, we went on the ship. We drove into the fjord for about 1 hour until we could see individual whales. Our ship was not agile and fast enough to really see the whales up close.

    October 23, 2019

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