WHALE WATCHING IN ICELAND
Whale watching in Iceland is a popular activity due to the country's location in the North Atlantic, where several whale species can be found. Some of the most commonly sighted whales in Iceland include humpback whales, minke whales, white beaked dolphins, harbor porpoise, blue whales, sperm whales and orcas (also known as killer whales).
Whale watching tours are available from several coastal towns and cities in Iceland, including Dalvik, Hauganes, Hjalteyri, Akureyri, Husavik, Reykjavik, Grundarfjörður, Ísafjörður, Hólmavík and Vestmannaeyjar. These tours typically last between 2 and 4 hours, and many operators offer a guarantee that if no whales are sighted, visitors can take another tour free of charge.
Dalvík, in particular, is known as the fishing village of whale watching offering a high chance of sightings due to the abundance of plankton, krill and other seafood in the area, which attracts many species of whales. It is also home to the Arctic Sea Tours whale watching, which provides whale watching tours and information about whales and their importance in Icelandic culture and history.
It is important to note that while whale watching can be an enjoyable and educational experience, it is important to choose a responsible operator that follows Ice Whales code of contuct which gives guidelines and regulations to minimize disturbance to whales and protect their welfare. Visitors should also dress warmly and prepare for potentially cold sea adventure.
Arctic Sea Tours is located in Dalvik in the North of Iceland, not far from Akureyri. Dalvik is a charming fishing village on the Tröllaskagi Peninsula, an area that is known for its excellent whale watching conditions. The tours take place in the Eyjafjörður fjord, where you can find various types of whales dolphins & various bird species like puffins.
On average we have a 98% sightings success on our tours, making it the best in the country. Our Express Whale Watching tour adds an adrenaline pumping experience, as we go faster and even further allowing us to cover more area in hopes of seeing more wildlife! Join us for a fun & exciting whale watching adventure!