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On the whale-watching tour from Dalvík, you have the best chance to see many whales around Iceland, like the great humpback whale, minke whale, and the majestic blue whale. It is a great tour for the family and those who have 'seeing a giant whale' on their bucket list!


  • Whale Watching
  • High Whale Watching Success Rate
  • Birds Watching
  • Stunning Scenery


  • Whale Watching Tour
  • Bird Watching
  • Hot Drink & Icelandic Refreshments
  • Warm Overalls During the Tour

What to bring

  • Warm clothes (hats and gloves)
  • Sense of wonder and adventure

Tour Snapshot

Availability All Year
Duration 3 hours
Departs From Dalvik
Level Easy Suitable for most people in fair condition.
Minimum age No min age
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up No


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In Dalvík, you have an excellent chance to encounter the great humpback whale, and often we spot white-beaked dolphins, minke whales, the small harbor porpoises, and sometimes if you are very lucky the majestic blue whale.

Overall we have seen whales or dolphins on 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 when we do not see any whales, we will offer you the chance to revisit the tour.

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.


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Whale Watching From Dalvik


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.

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.

As this is a wildlife experience, sightings cannot be guaranteed. However, for the past 3 years, our success rates have been up to 98% so the chances are very good!

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