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About Tour

On this tour, you will get the exhilarating feeling of riding a Rib boat as we go in search of some of the most incredible creatures on the planet: whales! The chance to see these majestic creatures in the flesh is something that you won’t want to miss. So book this whale watching trip, and we promise that it will be the experience of a lifetime!


  • Rib boat ride
  • Suspension seats
  • Excitement & Adrenaline rush
  • Whale watching
  • Warm safety overalls


  • Rib Whale watching tour
  • Suspension seats
  • Warm safety overalls during the tour
  • Lifevests

What to Bring

  • A Change of Warm Clothes
  • Hat and Gloves

Tour Snapshot

Availability Apr - Oct
Duration 3 hours
Departs From Dalvik
Difficulty Easy Suitable for most people in fair condition.
Minimum age 8
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up No


  • Expert Guides
  • Small Group Experience
  • No Booking Fees


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99.5% sighting success rate - Welcome to the whale-watching capital of Iceland!

We will start from the wonderful mountain town of Dalvik: rimmed by some of the steepest and most beautiful mountains in all of Iceland. Dalvik harbor lies on the picturesque Eyjafjörður fjord, where we will begin our whale-watching adventure. We will see some incredible scenery throughout this tour, although the wildlife probably trumps it on offer!

Once we leave the harbor, we will speed off in the direction where we are most likely to see whales, so our direction will vary depending on the season. Our search might take us towards Akureyri, closer to Hrísey, or almost to the island of Grímsey on the Arctic Circle. We always take the option that local wisdom suggests has the best chance of seeing whales. Whichever way we decide to go, you will see some magnificent scenery and incredible bird species.

Then, we will find the whales (well, 99% of the time): seeing these majestic kings of the sea is truly awe-inspiring and something that will stay with you for the rest of your life.

The most common sighting is the powerful humpback, although fortunate boats sometimes see the most giant animal to have ever lived: the Blue Whale. Getting close to these creatures is an experience everyone should have on their Icelandic visit: don’t hesitate to book our whale watching tour today!

Guaranteed whale and/or dolphin sightings all year round.

Regal humpbacks are the most common sighting (93-96%), followed by the eerily beautiful Minkes (30-35%), incredible white-beaked dolphins (30-50%), and playful harbor porpoises (30-50%). Blue whale sightings occur in around (2-5%) of tours: so wear lucky clothes because you never know!

The safety and comfort of our guests are of paramount importance to us: we are the only tour operator that offers suspension seats, which increase comfort, reduces fatigue, and lowers the risk of injury. This equipment has been scientifically tested and will provide you with the best whale-watching experience available in Iceland!

This tour is perfect for people who want the thrill of traveling fast across the ocean while looking at nature’s most spectacular creatures.

No pickup from Reykjavik or other locations in Iceland is available for this tour.

The meeting point: Arctic Sea Tours ticket office in Dalvík

Address: Hafnarbraut 22, 620 Dalvik. 

We recommend arriving at least 20 minutes before the start of the tour.

Please wear warm and seasonally appropriate clothes. It’s good to wear a wool base layer and a warm fleece under the waterproof suit.

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