Whales & Puffins - Rib Boat Tour - AST02

Get even closer to nature - See whales, puffins & seals - From Dalvik village in North Iceland

On this tour, you will get the exhilarating feeling of riding a Rib boat, as we go in search of some of the most incredible creatures on the planet: whales! The chance to see these majestic creatures in the flesh is something that you won’t want to miss: so book this whale watching trip, we promise that it will be the experience of a lifetime!

99.5% sighting success rate - Welcome to the whale watching capital of Iceland!

Duration: ~1.5 hours

Departure time: See booking engine

Available: Jun - Oct

Age limit: 10 years

Difficulty: Easy

Tour Highlights:
  • Rib boat ride
  • Suspension seats
  • Excitement & Adrenaline rush
  • Whale watching
  • Small group experience
  • Warm safety overalls

Meeting point:

Arctic Sea tours ticket office in Dalvik village. We recommend arriving 20 minutes prior to departure.
Address: Hafnarbraut 22, 620 Dalvik
Click here for a map.


Rib Whale watching tour, suspension seats, adrenaline rush, warm safety overalls during tour, lifevests

Bring with you:

Warm clothes (hats and gloves) and a sense of wonder and adventure.

15 900 per adult

Youth (10-15): 10 950 ISK

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Tour Description

camera whale watching

We recommend bringing your camera

We will start from the incredible mountain town of Dalvik: rimmed by some of the steepest and most beautiful mountains in all of Iceland. Dalvik harbor lies on the picturesque Eyjafjörður fjord and that is where we will begin our whale watching adventure. Throughout this tour we will see some incredible scenery, although it is probably trumped by the wildlife on offer!

Once we leave the harbor we will speed off in the direction where we are most likely to see whales, so our direction will vary depending on the season. Our search might take us towards Akureyri, closer to Hrísey, or almost to the island of Grímsey on the Arctic Circle. We always take the option that local wisdom suggests has the best chance of seeing whales. Whichever way we decide to go, you are sure to see some magnificent scenery and incredible bird species.

Icelandic whales up close

See the Icelandic whales up close

Then, we will find the whales (well 99% of the time): seeing these majestic, kings of the sea is truly awe inspiring and something that will stay with you for the rest of your life. The most common sighting is the powerful humpback, although really lucky boats sometimes see the biggest animal to have ever lived: the Blue Whale. Getting close to these creatures is an experience that everyone should have on their Icelandic visit: so don’t delay book our whale watching tour today!

Exceptional results!

Although we cannot fully guarantee that you will see a whale or dolphin, we see them in 99% of our tours. Regal humpbacks are the most common sighting (93-96%), followed by the eerily beautiful Minkes (30-35%), incredible white beaked dolphins (30-50%) and playful harbor porpoises (30-50%). Blue whale sightings occur in around (2-5%) of tours: so wear lucky clothes, because you never know!

speed boat whale watching

The boat has suspension seats and it goes really fast


The safety and comfort of our guests is of paramount importance to us: we are the only tour operator that offers suspension seats, which increases comfort, reduces fatigue and lowers the risk of injury. This equipment has been scientifically tested and will provide you the best whale watching experience available in Iceland!

This tour is perfect for people who want the thrill of travelling fast across the ocean, while looking at nature’s most spectacular creatures.

Disclaimer: All our tours are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Extreme Iceland does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions.

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