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Arctic Sea Tours Whale Watching

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Hafnarbraut 22, Dalvik 620, Iceland
+354 771 7600
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Good boat, saw whales, caught fish, nice people. What's not to like

I have been on whale watches in a lot of places. This is the 3d since January. I saw more in Hawaii... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Federal Way, Washington
Whale watching big success

Did a tour on a fishing boat. Saw lots of humpback whales! And only one other boat in the bay. Very... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Whale watching from Dalvik close to Akureyri north Iceland with Arctic Sea Tours is adventure on sea. Great sighting success and five stars on TripAdvisor. Whale watching takes place in the picturesque landscape of Eyjafjordur and fishing inside the majestic mountains of Trollaskagi just short off the Arctic Circle. Whale watching is an activity you should not miss out on! In Dalvik you have an exceptionally good chance to encounter the great humpback whale and often we spot white-beaked dolphins, minke whales, the small harbor porpoises and sometimes even the majestic blue whale. Overall we have seen whales or dolphins in 98% of our whale watching tours. The whale watching tour is built up as an adventure. So with an excellent chance of seeing whales you can also expect more fun with fishing and tasting of the freshly caught cod, haddock, pollock or atlantic catfish. In the year 2016 from 1st May - 30th November we saw humpback whales in 99.5% of the tours, unbelievable and long may it continue. Whale watching schedule 2017 09:00 1st May - 15th October 11:00 1st June - 31st August 13:00 1st March - 30th November 15:00 11th June - 22nd August Whale Watching Express is fast and safe one and a half hour tour within the majestic mountains and in the picturesque landscape of Eyjafjordur north Iceland. The speed gives us excellent opportunity to go further and sail through wider area. In one hour we could go from Dalvik to Akureyri or almost to Grimsey lying on the Arctic Circle. With Eyjafjordur whale watching area one of the best in the world for humpback whales one has 99% viewing success on these tours. The thrill of going fast on water is not to be ignored and you can expect great excitement and wonderful whale watching adventure. Arctic Sea Tours are the only operator offering suspension seats which make this tours more safe and in more comfort. They are scientifically proven to provide better Shock Mitigation than any other seats. Suspension seats reduce risk of injuries and physical fatigue. Are you ready for a rush hour? Lets get things started, book now Arctic Whale Watching Express Schedule 2017 09:00 15th April – 31st October 11:00 1st June – 31st October 13:30 1st June – 15th September 15:30 15th June – 31st August
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Hafnarbraut 22, Dalvik 620, Iceland
+354 771 7600

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I have been on whale watches in a lot of places. This is the 3d since January. I saw more in Hawaii and Orcas in the San Juan Islands off Washington state in the US but in Iceland, there were lots of spouts, tail flips,...More

Thank fsdukejr
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Did a tour on a fishing boat. Saw lots of humpback whales! And only one other boat in the bay. Very friendly staff and well organised tour. Freshly caught cod on the BBQ upon our return.

Thank Anthony A
Reviewed 6 days ago

A four-hour trip... everything perfect. It was a sunny but windy day at the end of June, we saw several whales and the organization was perfect. Hot drink and biscuit on board and the fish someone of us caught just cooked and eaten. Thanks a...More

Thank crisfa60
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On time. Large boat accommodated the 40 or so persons easily. We saw three Humpback whales in our three hour tour from quite close. Got to fish at the end and try Icelandic sushi. (Fresh caught cod filleted before our eyes!) the insulated coveralls were...More

Thank Rikk F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was amazing experience although the weather didn't cooperate :( Me and my friend took the express boat tour (1.5 hr). We saw 9 whales! I think it was a good choice to take the speed boat because every time we spotted whales we could...More

Thank lilek
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were quite disappointed with our tour - Sept 1st. We stayed in Akureyri but decided to drive to Dalvik for whale watching due to the great reviews on Tripadvisor. We know you can't predict whale sightings but were a bit bummed we only saw...More

Thank kirbyp34
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We, too, we're lucky to have a calm day with minimal wind. Several of us were thrilled to have lined overalls to zip into, keeping us cozy and warm during the entire trip. The crew was helpful and very professional, even during a minor medical...More

Thank britron
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a really great company, who take their work seriously and provide a fantastic trip. We were lucky to have flat seas and beautifully sunny weather, so it really was a delightful 3 hour experience on the water. Although we dressed warmly, they provide...More

2  Thank Ann D
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We were today on a quite foggy tour. The tour leader told us in the beginning, that in this weather it's going to be harder to find the whales - still after ca. 40 minutes we have just found two of them. We have spent...More

Thank Botond F
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We had fantastic weather which helped, but would have enjoyed either way. Knitted out in warm clothing (provided) a small group of around 20 of us left the port. Plenty of room for sitting and standing, within 30 mins a humpback was spotted. Boat manoeuvred...More

Thank PhilOFleet
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23 March 2017|
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Response from Freyr A | Property representative |
We do not go out in bad weather but the sea conditions do vary depending in wind and the direction of the wind. We are always inside the fjord watching whales. We have two boats one 15 meters long and other 20 meters. We can... More
1 October 2016|
Response from marktS5189DV | Reviewed this property |
To actually see whales its my understanding , it great year round. we went in early September .We saw numerous pods of whales and got great pictures . the weather was cooperative that day as it was sunny and neither cold... More
5 September 2016|
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Response from Linda O | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe so. We had very heavy waves on one trip out and none was offered but no one got sick either! We were on the fjord, not the open seas so it shouldn't be a problem for most people but advise you bring your... More