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.
99.5% Success rate. Dalvik village in North Iceland is the best place for whale watching.
Duration: ~3 hours
Departure time: See booking engine
Available: All Year
Age limit: No limit
Difficulty: Easy / Sightseeing
- Arctic Whale Watching tour
- Small group experience
- Bird watching
- Hot drink and Icelandic refreshment
- Sea angling for 15 minutes
- Taste of freshly caught fish
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.
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.
Youth (6-15): 50% off
Children (0-6): Free
BOOK WITH 10% DEPOSIT
Worried that your travel plans might change? Book your tour more than 21 days in advance with a 10% deposit & pay the rest 14 days before departure. Alternatively, you can pay full price and get a 5% early bird discount! Choose the deposit or full payment option in the third step of your checkout.
Please note that summer 2020 we won't be able to do sea angling or the BBQ on the tour due to covid safety protocols/measures
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.
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!