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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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Fantastic fun

We had an amazing experience. The operation ran smoothly, professionallly and well equipped. Our... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Cedebee12
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Churubusco, Indiana
An awesome experience!

Just before 12 o’clock all passengers were given warm and waterproof overalls to ensure we would... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Karin H
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Antwerp, Belgium
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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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“humpback whales” (13 reviews)
“pollock” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Hafnarbraut 22, Dalvik 620, Iceland
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+354 771 7600
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Just before 12 o’clock all passengers were given warm and waterproof overalls to ensure we would stay warm (remember 5 degrees Centigrade and an arctic gale is bone chilling cold indeed). After going out onto the fjord (Eyjafjördur) the crew and passengers were on the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose this as an optional activity from our guided tour around Iceland. We dressed up in big orange suits, which kept us warm and dry. We also wore life jackets for safety. This company is diligent about making sure you are prepared properly before...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the fast boat. After 10` we were surrounded by 4 whales, we saw dolphins and puffins as well. Very comfortable boat with a limited number of passengers. Good overalls. Very helpful and professional staff.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth every penny! We saw three humpback whales up close! The staff was really professional, fun and gave small, interesting lectures while we were travelling to see the whales. The gear provided was excellent as well. Had a great time here!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great time in the Dalvik bay area with Arctic Sea Tours. We saw some Humpback's swim right next to our boat, which is a great sight to see. Tour was well organized (departure on time, warm overall, hot coco and a cinnamon cookie to go),...More

1  Thank Geert V
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the tour with the bigger boat and loved it. Ir is well organized, they give you warm coverall suits and above all we got to see 3 humpback whales breaching up close. On the way back they hand fishing rods and the fresh...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a “must-do” when you are on the North side of Iceland. Great boat, great equipment and great people. The only “complaint” must be that we didn’t get any jumping whales, but we saw 5 whales and it was fantastic!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve gone whale watching in Haiti, Alaska, puerto Madryn and find this icelandi c experience the best and most enjoyable. After whale watching - luckily we spotted and followed humpbacks, you’re invited to fish and after arriving you eat the catch. Ended with a big,...More

Thank Jorge B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We left with a tour from Dalvik, and we saw three whales, one up close (he was sleeping). No breeches or flukes, but a cool tail and lots of breathing whale nose! The ride itself was beautiful - we had nice weather so lots of...More

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robalveston
14 July 2018|
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Response from bspin23 | Reviewed this property |
This tour does not promote killing whales
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LND69
27 January 2018|
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Response from Anthony A | Reviewed this property |
Hi! Would have to agree with Cristina. The north is worth seeing for its wilderness in any event. As for the whales, we did some research beforehand and went up to Dalvik because it’s supposed to be the best spot for whale... More
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miltonman196
24 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
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