Whale Watching Tour from Dalvik - North Iceland

Whale Watching Tour - North Iceland - AST01

North Iceland - Dalvik village - 99.5% Success rate

This tour offers you a once in a life time opportunity to come face to face with the majestic humpback whale: one of the greatest animals on the face of the planet. We often see other beautiful marine creatures such as: white-beaked dolphins, minke whales, the small harbor porpoises and if you are really lucky, you may even see the largest animal to ever exist: the magnificent Blue Whale.

Duration: ~3 hours

Location: Dalvik village

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Departures: See booking engine

Available: Feb - Nov

Difficulty: Easy / Sightseeing

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: Whale watching tour, sea angling (15 min), bird watching, Hot drink and Icelandic refreshment, Taste of freshly caught fish (BBQ), warm overalls during tour

Bring with you: Warm clothes (hats and gloves) and a sense of wonder and adventure.

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9 900 ISK per adult

Youth (7 - 15): 4 950 ISK

Children (0 - 6): Free



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Mountains and whales, is there anything better?

Tour highlights

Small group experience
Whale watching
Bird watching
Hot drink and Icelandic refreshment
Sea angling for 15 minutes
Taste of freshly caught fish

Tour details

Dalvík, is a whale watching hub and we can almost guarantee that you will see humpback whales frolicking in the waves. It is also packed with many other kinds of whales and species of birds, making it a once in a lifetime chance to see some of nature’s greatest gifts. Truly lucky boats may even spot a Blue Whale and if you are one of them the sheer size of it will take your breath away. This tour is fantastic for nature lovers and you will of course get lots of photo opportunities: so don’t delay, book this fantastic whale watching experience today!

Exceptional Success Rate

Although we cannot fully guarantee that you will see a whale or dolphin, we see them in 99.5% of our tours. Humpbacks are the most common sighting (93-96%), followed by Minkes (30-35%), white beaked dolphins (30-50%) and harbor porpoises (30-50%). Blue whale sightings occur in around (2-5%) of tours: so wear lucky clothes, because you never know!
In the year 2016 from 1st May - 30th November we saw humpback whales in 99.5% of the tours, unbelievable and long may it continue.

Fish like an Icelander

We will also give you a chance to fish like an Icelander! No experience is required: our friendly angling experts will teach you all the tricks of the trade, making it the perfect end to a perfect day on the open ocean.

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Taking a dive!

Fresh Fish BBQ

Then once we get back to dry land we will barbeque what we have caught: giving you a well-earned, tasty meal amongst some truly incredible natural scenery.

We operate whale watching tours in small groups, to ensure that you get the maximum opportunity to get up close and personal with these incredible animals. The times and dates of the tour will vary according to the season: with the busiest times in June, July and August. So book as early as possible, because this is an experience that you won’t want to miss!

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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.