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!
February 17th - November 30th
Meet on location
No minimum age
- Tour highlights
- Whale Watching
- Sea Angling
- 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.
On the very rare occasion we do not see any whales, we will offer you the chance to revisit the same tour.
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 recommend that you have personal health insurance coverage when participating in adventure activities in Iceland, we actually recommend that whenever and wherever you travel you take out a good travel insurance … as world travelers ourselves it has saved us money and aggravation many times.
Before starting any of our more technical trips, 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 particular trip. 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 on your person and brought with you on the trip where 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.