Whale watching news

The new Rhib boat for whale watching

The new Rhib boat for Arctic Sea Tours has arrived in Dalvik.
  • By Freyr Antonsson
  • 12.06.2017

Breaching humpback whale

June is usually the best month to experience the breaching humpback whale. This early part of june has not disappointed
  • By Freyr Antonsson
  • 12.06.2016

Excellent whale watching in may

Whale watching was excellent in may with humpback whales in sight almost in all tours. Far better than last year so this season is looking very good and we are very optimistic about the months ahead as they have been the last few years 99% sightings success.
  • By Freyr Antonsson
  • 12.06.2016

Sperm whale washes up very close to Dalvik

Sperm whale washes up close to Dalvik on 5th of may. Only about 2 minutes walk from our ticket office the 13 meters sperm whale lied on the beach. It is not known why it stranded and almost certain it was dead before it washed up.
  • By Freyr Antonsson
  • 12.06.2016

Amazing whale watching 2015

Humpback whales are habitants of Eyjafjordur from april to November each year and their number is increasing. They have though been seen in every month of the year. This year was amazing with sightings and quantity in record numbers.
  • By Freyr Antonsson
  • 15.12.2015

Great tours in November but few people on board

We kept our 100% record of showing humpback whales until we stopped going out 12th of November. Great tours and excellent humpback whales as always this year. The plan was to offer tours through November but due to low demand we stopped 12th of November but sadly the humpbacks were still in great number in the Eyjafjord. In some tours we showed more whales than were passengers on board. We had up to 11 humpback whales in one tour and they were also very close to Dalvik so after 15 minutes we had watched two humpbacks.
  • By Freyr Antonsson
  • 15.12.2015

October was just perfect

Great October behind us and what a great whale watching month is was. Seeing humpback whales in all tours and sometimes up to 20 in one tour. In our area in Eyjafjordur north Iceland we knew at least 30 humpback whales were in the fjord. The humpbacks were very lively and curious, breaching and coming up close to the boats. At one time two humpback whales breached at the same time side by side, amazing sight and one we have never seen before. Late October we encountered 13 humpback whales and two times a pack of four together. Our favorite months are September - November as there are usually a lot of whales, the mountains are white and everything calm and crispy fresh.
  • By Freyr Antonsson
  • 15.12.2015

Still amazing tours, seeing humpback whales in all tours in sept

It just continues as good as it was in august, july and june. 100% record for humpback whale in september making our area here in Eyjafjordur, with the tours from Dalvik close to Akureyri north Iceland one of the best in the world. Since 29th of 345 tours we have seen a humpback whales in 343 that is 99,5% we are still stunned and feeling so lucky being able to show these amazing animals always. People go to a whale watching tours to see whales and seeing a humpback whale is always a treat and then often best you have experienced in wild nature with wild animals.
  • By Freyr Antonsson
  • 06.10.2015

At least three humpback whales in all tours

August was just amazing month whale watching here from Dalvik close to Akureyri north Iceland. At least three humpback whales in every whale watching tour. 100% record of not just sightings but humpback whale the one we want to always see and it is most fun to watch for passengers. We were thrilled this months whale watching as we were seeing up to 25 humpbacks around us managing to watch up to 15 of them. Many tours had around 10 humpback whales watched so for passengers ten different flukes. In August and late July we operated from Dalvik but started on a bus driving us closer to the whales in Hjalteyri. This operation was very unusual but we always do our best for our passengers and if we know about a humpback whale party like was in Hjalteyri
  • By Freyr Antonsson
  • 06.10.2015

Great whale watching tours in July

The whale watching tours in July were great and with such a success. Seeing humpback whale in over 99% of the tours only one very unlucky tour. In early July we were watching the whales close to Dalvik and around Hrisey Island. In the second half we were deeper in the fjord watching the humpback whales in great number from Hjalteyri. The unusual gathering around Hjalteyri was amazing seeing there up to 15 humpback whales and they were ready to show off and often came up very close to the boats.
  • By Freyr Antonsson
  • 01.10.2015