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About Tour

In Dalvík, you have the best chance to encounter the great Icelandic humpback whale. You will get as close as possible to the giant whales and the sea's wildlife. Bring your camera for this perfect photo moment!

Highlights

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

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 in Dalvik, Iceland | Summer 2017
Availability Feb - Dec
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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What's included

Included

  • 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

Not Included

  • Meals

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Itinerary

Information

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.

FAQ

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!

Reviews

5
Based on 4 reviews

Whale Watching From Dalvik

1- of 4 reviews

Best Company to do a Tour with

Reviewed on March 20, 2020 by Christoph Review from TripAdvisor

I‘ve been to iceland three times now. The guy from arctic adventures do an incredible job all year long. The whale watching in Dalvik was a great success. I‘ve seen plenty of whales and compared to the whale watching in the West the guys been capable and well prepared. When we tried to go whale watching in winter (just a few days ago) the tour had to be canceled because of bad weather conditions. The management and communication was great though! Next time we might be lucky.

Also we did a ice caving tour with arctic adventures. Unfortunately i can‘t recall the guides name (his friends mum is german ;)) maybe it helps to identify him). However, the did an amazing job and turned the tour to the blue ice cave into an adventure. He managed the small group with divers participants very well, so everyone had a great time. We could take plenty of pictures and had a nice walk to the glacier (30 minutes only)

Whale watching in dalvik

Reviewed on October 28, 2019 by Theand Review from TripAdvisor

Thankful they provided coveralls bc it was COLD! Worth it though! Saw a few humpback whales and the views out there were just beautiful. At the end we got a chance to fish for a few minutes and the grilled up the fresh catch which was delicious

Awesome family experience

Reviewed on July 01, 2019 by Patrick Iyonsi From our post-trip system

My family and I went on this tour and got to see a couple of whales, went fishing, ate some really really fresh fish right off the grill once we got back to shore. I would recommend this to any families. Your little ones will enjoy it greatly.

Dalvik Whale watching tour

Reviewed on August 23, 2018 by swordsmanx Review from TripAdvisor

We booked the whale watching while we were in the area near Dalvik. This is an excellent tour. Well organized and easy to find. We gathered at the office on the main road in Dalvik and then walked to the boat after suiting up. They provided hot drinks and all of the suits for the trip. The boat was easy to access and had good viewing from every side. The crew was delightful and funny and made the trip a lot of fun. They have spotters that call out where the whales are breaching and then the boat will move to those sights. We were able to get several good pictures. After the watching they provide some fishing poles and you can fish from the deck. They clean and prepare your catch and then there is a fish fry when you return to the office. All around a very good tour.