Join us on this Rib whale watching safari & puffin day tour. This is your opportunity to get a lot closer to the whales in a rhib boat with suspension seats for increased comfort!
This arctic rib boat whale watching tour combines the adrenaline generating the experience of going fast on the water with the exhilaration of searching for whales. The speed of the rib boat gives us the opportunity to search over a wider area in our quest to find those giants of the deep, the largest mammals on the planet. Imagine the sheer thrill of going fast on the water around Eyjafjörður coupled with the excitement of seeking whales. On our sail, we are almost guaranteed to see puffins as well!
Guaranteed Whale Sightings. Full refund if you don’t see a whale!
Jun. - Oct.
Meet on location
Departs from Overwrite
- Tour highlights
- Small Group Experience
- Rib Boat Adventure
- Whale Watching
- Puffin Watching
- High Whale Watching Success Rate
- Whale Watching Tour
- Puffin Watching Tour
- Expert Guide
- All Necessary Safety Equipment
The scenery on this tour is a real feast for the eyes. Your trip begins in Dalvík, which is on the picturesque ford of Eyjafjörður, surrounded by some of the steepest mountains in Iceland. The name Eyjafjörður means island fjord and the tiny island of Hrísey is within Eyjafjörður. From the water, you will see some really special and unique views of the fjord. This tour makes it possible for you to see much more scenery than you would ever have thought possible in just two hours.
As soon as we leave the harbor at Dalvík we head at speed in the direction where we are most likely to find the whales, so our direction will vary from day to day. Our search could take us towards Akureyri, closer to Hrísey, or almost to the island of Grímsey on the Arctic Circle. We always take the option which local wisdom indicates will be best. Whichever direction we take the scenery will be spectacular. The speed of the Rib boat really does give us the most tremendous advantages when it comes to finding whales! It is our ability to get to those more distant places which give us our 99% success rate!
The safety and comfort of our guests are always of the utmost importance to us. We are the only tour operator offering suspension seats to increase comfort, reduce fatigue and also lower the risk of any injury. These seats have been scientifically tested and are proven to have better shock mitigation factors than any other seats. We provide warm overalls and life vests.
If you want to see whales and puffins and you crave adrenaline generating excitement, then this is the tour for you!
Meet on Location
Meeting point: Arctic Sea Tours ticket office. Click here for a map.
Address: Hafnarbraut 22, 620 Dalvik
We recommend arriving at least 20 minutes before departure.
Good to Know
Bring with you: Warm clothes (hats and gloves) and a sense of adventure 🙂
There are a few different ways you can book our trips. First of all, you can book almost all our trips right here on our website. There is a booking window on each tour page and we do recommend that you book and pay for your trip there, preferably in good time as we keep our groups small and some tours tend to sell out.
If the trip you would like to book is not bookable online, you can call our office directly, the phone number is +354 562 7000. Another way is to send us an e-mail with an inquiry through our contact form. What we need to have is your name, how many people are in your party, where you are staying, a way of contacting you either an e-mail or a phone number and what tour you are trying to book.
- You can pay through the internet, through our website. This is by far the easiest, safest and fastest way to reserve and pay for your adventure. If you choose this way then you will receive a voucher as a confirmation via e-mail which you will need to bring with you for your trip.
- You can pay via phone, the phone number is +354 562 7000.Please Note: However you pay, you will always get a voucher: REMEMBER TO PRINT IT OUT AND BRING IT ALONG OR MAKE SURE THAT YOU CAN SHOW IT ON YOUR ELECTRONIC DEVICE!
A booking is confirmed when you receive a confirmation email. If you think you have made a booking and have not received an email confirmation, please send us an e-mail with an inquiry through our contact form, and we will figure this out together.
We process all payments in Icelandic króna (ISK). Prices in your currency might vary slightly depending on the conversion rate set by your card issuer.
Arctic Adventures is not responsible for currency changes between different currencies.
Most of our tours have no minimum but there is a minimum of 2 people for a few of our trips. If you are interested in a trip that has a minimum of 2 persons and are traveling solo we can take down your information and contact you if more people book the trip.
We do unfortunately not have a waiting list for our tours but feel free to check the availability sheet on our website as all updates will automatically be made to the sheet listed in each tour‘s description. We also offer a lot of different adventure tours around Iceland so chances are that we will have a similar version of the tour that you were originally looking for.
If we cancel a tour you have booked with us you will receive a 100% refund. The refund process is different depending on the way you booked the tour.
If you booked the tour on our website we will start the refund as soon as we know you will not be rescheduling and you will receive a separate email with the confirmation once the refund has been processed. It can then take a few days for the amount to show back up on your bank account once the refund has been processed and we therefore ask you to patient.
If you booked the tour through a booking agent you will need to contact them to receive the refund. We will confirm with them that the tour was cancelled and the refund process will start on their end. Arctic Adventures only receives a payment when the tour has finished so do to the cancellation your payment is still with you booking agent and therefore will the refund be processed by them.
If you pay with you card via email or phone you will need to contact us the same way again to be refunded.
We can not accommodate a person that has not reached the age limit on the tour. We put great value towards the safety of our customers and the minimum age policy falls under this. The minimum age requirement is decided by our operational managers and is dependent on each activity and it‘s difficulty ratings and can, therefore, vary between tours. We ask you to try to understand that this is based on safety procedures and we can therefore unfortunately not make any exceptions to this rule.
Arctic Adventures is a part of VAKINN which is the official quality and environmental system within Icelandic tourism. VAKINN provides validation of insurance, safety and regulatory requirements which supports increased quality and safety within the tourism industry.
Our website shows the correct number of available seats left so we can unfortunately not accommodate you and your group if the number of your group extends the number of available seats left. It is unfortunately not possible to squeeze additional participants onto the departure as we have really strict policy measures as to how many participants are assigned to each guide on our tour departures. This is of course done with our customers safety in mind, so we do hope that you understand.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club for all countries.
In addition, we offer various local payment methods in many other countries such as UnionPay and JCB (Japan Credit Bureau).
As with any and all world travel, we strongly recommend having travel insurances that can provide cover if you need to cancel your travel reservation with short notice. We also recommend that you have personal health insurance coverage when participating in any adventure activities in Iceland.
Vehicles are equipped for both summer and winter driving conditions, and drivers are very experienced driving in difficult conditions.
Before starting any of the activities, participants will receive a safety briefing highlighting the safe and proper use of equipment, the role of guides during the trip, and the significant risks and hazards involved in their activity. The safety briefing will also cover potentially foreseeable scenarios that may arise and explain how participants should react in such circumstances. Our guides will also outline their expectations of participants during the trip where needed and address any specific questions or concerns that may arise during this time.
Any medical conditions or personal health concerns that may jeopardize your well-being or affect your ability to meet the physical demands of the trip must be clearly communicated to the trip leader before the tour start. Any medications you may require for minor medical conditions (asthma inhalers, etc.), should be kept close and you should bring it with you on the trip if possible. It is important that you notify your guide about such medications and their whereabouts before setting off.
All our tours are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures 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.