Go in search of Arctic whales on a whale-watching excursion in north Iceland. Set sail from Dalvik Harbor and cruise past humpback and minke whales, and white beaked dolphins. Try a spot of sea angling, and discover how to cut and cook fish.
What to Expect
Climb aboard an oak passenger boat at Dalvik Harbor in North Iceland and set sail in search of Arctic whales and other marine life. The 3-hour tour takes you out to the wild Arctic seas off Akureyri, the capital of north Iceland.
Arctic Sea Tours only operate one boat, to offer a more intimate tour. With 4 departures throughout the summer, each tour is designed to get you close to the visiting humpback and minke whales, as well as see some playful dolphins. With an emphasis on personal service, you will experience whale watching, sea angling, and a demonstration of how to cut and grill fresh fish.
Hot drinks and refreshments are served on board, and extra clothes are available to keep off the bracing weather. During the summer of 2011, whales were spotted on 99% of the tours, including humpback whales on 96% of the tours. You will also have a good chance to see white beaked dolphins (spotted on 50% of the tours in 2011), and harbor porpoise (50% of the tours). Look out too for Arctic birds, including the beautiful puffin.
Upon your return to Dalvik Harbor, watch a demonstration of how to cut and cook fresh fish, before the end of the tour services.
- Hot drinks and refreshments
- Additional warm clothes and raincoats
Meet your guide in the middle of Dalvik Harbor. The boat is an oak boat with an Arctic Sea Tours flag.
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Know Before You Go
• Arctic Sea Tours operate a licensed oak passenger boat which has been equipped according to strict standards set by the Icelandic Maritime Administration. The entire crew has been specially trained by The Maritime Safety and Survival Training Centre