Rib boat Whale Watching Dalvik | North Iceland

Whale Watching on a Rib Boat - AST02

Powerful boat - From Dalvik village - 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!

Duration: ~1.5 hours

Minimum age: 10 years

Map (click here)

Available: Jun - Oct

Departures: See booking engine

Difficulty: Easy

Meeting point: Arctic Sea tours ticket office in Dalvik village. We recommend arriving 20 minutes prior to departure.
Address: Hafnarbraut 22, 620 Dalvik
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Included: 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.

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15 900 ISK per adult

Youth (7 - 15): 10 950 ISK



whale watching north iceland

A spectacular sight: perfect for a photo!

Tour highlights

Small group experience
Whale watching
Rib boat ride
Suspension seats
Excitement & Adrenaline rush

Tour details

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.

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!

Icelandic whales

See the Icelandic whales up close

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!


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.

Looking for a regular whale watching tour in the North?
Check out our Whale watching tour


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tour route

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. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.