In Dalvík you have the best chance to encounter the great humpback whale in Iceland. You will get close to the giant whales and the wildlife of the sea. Bring your camera for this perfect photo moment!
On the whale watching tour from Dalvík you have the best chance to see many of the whales around Iceland like the great humpback whale, minke whale and the majestic blue whale. You will try out sea angling and end the trip by enjoying freshly caught fish Icelandic BBQ-style. A great tour for the family and for those who have ‘seeing a giant whale’ on their bucket list!
Feb. - Dec.
Meet on location
No minimum age
Departs from Overwrite
- Tour highlights
- Whale Watching
- Sea Angling
- Taste freshly caught fish
- Excellent Success Rate
- Whale Watching Tour
- Sea Angling for 15 Minutes
- Bird Watching
- Hot Drink & Icelandic Refreshments
- Fresh Fish BBQ
- Warm Overalls During the Tour
In Dalvík, you have an exceptionally good chance to encounter the great humpback whale and often we spot white-beaked dolphins, minke whales, the small harbour porpoises and sometimes if you are very lucky… the majestic blue whale.
Exceptional Success Rate
Overall we have seen whales or dolphins in 98% of our tours. Humpback whales in 93-96% minke whales in 30-35%,white-beaked dolphins in 30-50%, harbor porpoises in 30-50% and blue whales in 2-5% of the tours.
On the very rare occasion we do not see any whales, we will offer you the chance to revisit the tour.
Fish like an Icelander
Try your hand at sea angling and leave Iceland like a true fisherman. No experience is required, we will teach you all the tricks and what better way to enjoy the fresh Arctic air.
Fresh Fish BBQ
What an amazing way to finish your trip than enjoying freshly caught fish straight from the ocean.
Whale watching from Dalvik is operated in smaller groups than normally in Iceland, which gives you the opportunity to enjoy the whale watching tour to it’s fullest.
This tour has different starting times depending on day and season with four departures a day in June, July and August.
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.
What to bring with you: Warm clothes (hats and gloves) and a sense of wonder and adventure.
Dalvík is located at the Tröllaskagi peninsula in the Eyjafjörður fjord in North Iceland. It is about 411 kilometers (255,3 mi) from Reykjavík, 43,5 kilometers (27 mi) from Akureyri and 291 kilometers (180,8 mi) from Egilsstaðir. Learn more about Dalvík here.
Our ticket office is located just above the harbor on a street that leads through Dalvik, called Hafnarbraut, next to the petrol station N1.
On the ticket office building, there is a big “whale watching” sign that will lead you to us. If you can not find it you can call us at 00 354 771 7600
Address: Hafnarbraut 22, 620 Dalvík. Click here for a map of the meeting point.
In total, there are more than 24 species of whale (or cetacean) species, including dolphins and porpoises, found in Icelandic waters.
With such a diverse range of aquatic life, it’s no surprise that Iceland is one of the top whale watching locations in the world.
The most common species are Humpback and Minke whales, Orcas, White-beaked dolphins, Harbor porpoises, and we occasionally see Fin and Blue whales. Whale watching guide will tell you everything you need to know.
As this is a wildlife experience, sightings cannot be guaranteed. However, for the past 3 years, our success rates have been up to 99.8% so the chances are very good!
On the very rare occasion when we do not see any whales, we will offer you the chance to join another departure free of charge (*upon availability).
NOTE: You always need to reschedule if you want to join us again, as places on our boats are limited.
Please note that we can not guarantee a tour on the next day/evening, it all depends on weather and sea conditions.
Meet on location means travelling to the location of the tour yourself and then meeting our tour guides rather than being picked up and taken to the location.
Before and during this activity, consumption of alcohol is prohibited. If we suspect that a participant is intoxicated, we will prohibit them from joining the activity.
After the activity is finished, you are welcome to have a drink and relax.
Yes, we do. Langjökull Ice Cave is a magical experience, the tour has no minimum age and is a wonderful option for the whole family. Puffin watching from Reykjavík with our partner company Elding has been a favourite with families traveling with young children, these guys have an exceptional success rate in seeing puffins (upwards of 99% in the summertime).
Another option would be the Landmannalaugar Safari on this tour you get to explore parts of the Icelandic highlands and bathe in natural hot springs. Most of our jeep tours are also suitable for children over the age of 6 years old. If you would like a nice and relaxing experience we would also recommend the Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon tour.
Your safety is our number one priority! Keeping this in mind, Arctic Adventures reserves the right to adjust the itinerary and/or take different routes depending on conditions. Please read more information on our cancellation policy.
Yes, there is a specially trained and certified guide on each of our tours. The only exception to this is for our self-drive tours.
All of our tours are guided in English.
No, for all your questions and concerns you would need to contact our customer service.
The standard in Iceland is 230V and 50Hz and we use F-type power sockets and plugs, so you might have to bring an adaptor if you are visiting from UK, USA, Canada or other countries using a different voltage, Hz or plugs.
Our tours are split into four different categories that help participants to understand what to expect from the tour. The categories are Easy, Moderate, Challenging and Demanding. Each tour is rated making it easier to find tours that suit you.
For further information about the difficulty ratings and descriptions.
We’ve partnered with the Kolviður Fund in a new carbon offsetting program, which passengers can select to participate in at the time of booking.
The Kolviður Fund is the oldest, most respected carbon offsetting program in Iceland. With your support, one tree will be planted in special Kolviður forests in Iceland to carbon offset your tour with us.
Kolviður forests are strategically planted to absorb the maximum amount of CO2 and the forests are protected for a minimum of 60 years. During their lifetime the trees absorb carbon and store it in their root system, trunk, and branches. Trees also prevent soil erosion and maintain storage of carbon in the soil.