Overview

This amazing self-drive experience captures the best of the North in winter. Get inspired by the majestic whales in their natural habitat and watch the Northern Lights dance in the Arctic sky!

Highlights

  • Small Group Experience
  • Arctic Whale Watching Tour
  • Sea Angling & Fresh BBQ
  • Bird Watching
  • Northern Lights
  • Hot drink and Icelandic refreshment
  • Expert Guides

Don’t miss your chance to spot Iceland’s marine giants off the coast of Dalvik, one of the world’s best places for whale watching. Follow whales slapping their flukes in the beautiful Eyjafjordur Fjord, then try your hand at sea angling local fish and BBQ up your catch. Once night falls, hop on a minibus from Akureyri to join our aurora experts for the Northern Lights hunt. A stunning light show awaits you just below the Arctic Circle!

  • Personal Experience
  • Trusted Tour Operator
  • Small group experience
  • Expert guides
Availability Sept - Apr
Duration 6 hours
Departs From Dalvík/Akureyri
Level Easy Suitable for most people in fair condition.
Minimum age 3 years
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up No

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Per Adult
  • Flexible cancellation up to 24 hours
  • Fast & secure payment
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What's included

Included

  • Whale Watching out from Dalvík
  • Sea Angling & BBQ
  • Northern Lights Tour
  • English Speaking Licensed Adventure Guide
  • Refreshments

What to bring

  • Warm clothes
  • Hats, Gloves and scarf
  • Sturdy shoes
  • A tripod is needed to get the best pictures of Northern Lights (optional)

Not Included

  • Meals

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Itinerary

See the Best of North Iceland

The North of Iceland is known for rich marine life and diversity of whales. Dalvík is a charming fishing village sitting on the western bank of the photogenic Eyjafjörður Fjord. Our whale watching trips have an incredible success rate (98%) when it comes to catching a glimpse of these gentle giants. We’ll also be in a prime location, close to the Arctic Circle and the magnetic poles, to spot the Northern Lights. If you’re looking for the best seats to catch the spectacular aurora borealis, North Iceland is the place to be.

There is nothing quite like witnessing majestic whales and dolphins frolicking around in the Eyjafjordur Fjord, surrounded by picturesque steep mountains. Your expert guide will help you spot these mesmerizing creatures and tell everything you need to know about the magical wildlife in the waters of North Iceland. While on the boat, you have a great chance of spotting humpback whales or even if you’re lucky enough, the world’s largest animal - the amazing blue whale. What a feeling to be so close to this creature of inconceivable size!

After hanging out with the whales, we’ll bring out the fishing rods and catch some fish to barbecue once we land ashore. This will give you an idea of local life, not to mention the excellent taste of freshly cooked fish!

The next stop is at Akureyri, where you’ll meet up with your group for the Northern Lights part of the tour. Our guides know the area like the back of their hands and will take you far away from any light pollution to the best place to see the lights. This natural phenomenon occurs when charged particles from the sun, otherwise known as solar wind, enter Earth’s magnetic field and start to collide with gaseous particles like oxygen and nitrogen. To see the multicolored curtains of light cover the dark sky is a bucket-list must!

A hot beverage and some Icelandic refreshments are included on the tour, adding even more value to the whole experience. This tour is one for the books!

For the Whale Watching, meet us at Arctic Sea Tours ticket office in Dalvik village, we recommend arriving 20 minutes prior to departure time.
Address: Hafnarbraut 22, 620 Dalvik.

For the Northern Lights tour, upon signing up you are able to select a designated pick-up location from the list, or you can choose to meet us on location at KEA hotel, Hafnarstraeti 85-89, 600 Akureyri before 9 pm.

Northern Lights is natural phenomena and heavily dependent on weather condition and other uncontrollable factors, therefore, Northern Lights sightings cannot be guaranteed even if the tour is operated. In case of no Northern Lights, a free second departure is offered the following evening.
If your Northern Lights guide confirms that no Northern Lights were seen, you are eligible for a free Northern Lights hunting bonus tour on the following departure. To re-book, click the booking portal link in your voucher.

FAQ

This is a great question. We ask all participants to be ready from the start of the pickup time indicated. This is because you may well be the first pick up of the day. Please be at your assigned location at the start time that you chose when booking the tour.

Here you should wait for your guide.

Have your email and phone number listed with us so we can contact you if we run into any trouble finding you.

View our pick-up locations in Reykjavík.

Before and during activities on the multi-day tours consumption of alcohol is prohibited. If we suspect that a participant is intoxicated, we will prohibit them from joining the activity.

After the activities of the day are 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. Whale Watching with our partner company Elding has been a favourite with families traveling with young children, these guys have a great success rate in seeing whales (upwards of 98% 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 super 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 in 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.

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