Set in Tröllaskagi (Troll) Peninsula, Dalvik and its surrounding waters are a nature watching paradise. Aboard a comfortable tour boat, we set sail from the harbor into the North Atlantic. Along the way we’ll be treated to gorgeous views of Eyjafjörður Fjord and Hrísey Island, home to a giant puffin population and forty other bird species. Depending on the season, you might spot some puffins in flight.
As we venture out, your guide will share their wildlife knowledge. While there is no map with pinpointed whale migration locations, they will use their latest insights to give you the best chance at a sighting. Dalvík Iceland whale watching tours have some of the highest success rates in the world, so we are guaranteed some great sights.
The marine life most frequently seen on tours are humpback whales ( 93-96% success rate), minke whales (30-35% success rate), dolphins (98% success rate), and porpoises (30-50% success rate). If we are lucky we might even spot the rare blue whale, the largest animal on earth!
Dalvík was created by fishermen in the 20th century, so fishing is a huge part of the town culture. On the tour, your guide will introduce you to the art sea angling and you will be fishing like a local in no time. No prior experience is necessary, just a fun and willing attitude. At the end of the tour, we will prepare your fresh catch Icelandic-BBQ style for everyone to enjoy.
Please keep in mind that the weather and sea conditions will play a role in how much wildlife we see. Each tour is unique and you never know what you will experience. We always take into account sea conditions and weather when booking tours and try to provide the most favorable situation possible. On the off-chance we don't see any whales, you will receive a voucher for another whale watching tour on us.
The goal of our tours is to offer you the best whale watching opportunity in the most comfortable conditions. Our boats are built so you can watch the whales from the warm indoors. Or, if you want to venture out on the deck, we provide special suits. Onboard you will find a café with a menu of soup and hot drinks. This exciting and comfortable tour is great for all ages!
The entire tour takes around 2.5 – 3.5 hours.
Arctic Sea Tours ticket office. Click here for a map. Address: Hafnarbraut 22, 620 Dalvik. We recommend that you arrive at the meeting point at least 20 minutes before departure. This tour has different starting times depending on the day and season ...)
Arctic Sea Tours ticket office. Click here for a map. Address: Hafnarbraut 22, 620 Dalvik.
We recommend that you arrive at the meeting point at least 20 minutes before departure.
This tour has different starting times depending on the day and season with four departures a day in June, July and August.
Please note that in summer 2020 we won't be able to do sea angling or BBQ on the tour due to Covid-19 safety protocols/measures. )
Please note that in summer 2020 we won't be able to do sea angling or BBQ on the tour due to Covid-19 safety protocols/measures.