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Arctic Sea Tours

About Arctic Sea Tours

Arctic Sea Tours offer whale watching from Dalvik close to Akureyri in North Iceland. In Dalvik, there are two options for whale watching, with a traditional fishing boat where you can also try sea angling and a barbecue serving the fish of the day or in a fast and safe RIB whale watching speedboat. Arctic Sea Tours is the only operator offering suspension seats on a RIB boat which are scientifically proven to provide better Shock Mitigation than any other seats, making it more comfortable and safer for you.

We also offer exciting tours from our trusted partners in Reykjavik and the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. From Dalvik, we have a variety of other sea adventures such as sea angling (fishing), and day tours out to the Arctic island (a.k.a. the Puffin Island) Grimsey. Our location is 66°N close to the Arctic circle which lies just north of Iceland and through Grimsey island. So if you're looking to cross the Arctic Circle, search for puffins, learn about the local culture & history, or if you're simply just looking for a good time, join us on an adventure!

We operate licensed oak passenger boats, equipped according to strict standards set by the Icelandic Maritime Administration. We emphasize personal service and small groups of passengers. We do our best to make your tour a special one and provide you with an unforgettable experience. We care greatly about the environment and animals around us and treat them with respect and caution, and ask that our visitors do the same.

Arctic Sea Tours continue to grow and has recently teamed up with Arctic Adventures. As a result, we have more improved services, a wider variety of tours, and an even better use of quality resources for our passengers.

Team of Arctic Sea Tours

Arctic Sea Tours team consists of great experience, youth enthusiasm and knowledge. We feel lucky to have our local team which rich in knowledge of the whales, the area, the sea and how to get you the adventure you deserve and expect. Furthermore, the crew has been trained at the Maritime Safety and Survival Training Centre. 


Arctic Sea Tours ticket office is located just above the harbor on a street through Dalvik called Hafnarbraut 22 next to the petrol station N1  - when you drive through the town of Dalvik you will see our ticket office on the main road just above the harbor close to petrol pumps of N1, on the house there is a big orange sign with “Arctic Sea Tours logo and whale watching” that will lead you to us. If you can not find it you can call us at 00 354 771 7600

What do our customers say

"Best tour ever"

"We are just recently back from a cruise to Iceland and Norway. We booked this tour online before sailing after reading the reviews. The whole experience was brilliant and as confirmed by our 14 year old son, the highlight of our cruise... " 

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Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence for Arctic Sea Tours

We are licensed by the Icelandic Tourist Board

Licensed tour operator and travel agency.

travel agency    tour operator

Vakinn Quality Accreditation

Vakinn is a quality system run by the Icelandic Tourist Board. Arctic Adventures is very proud to be a Vakinn certified travel service, maintaining the Vakinn quality standard annually and ensuring that our everyday practice consistently meets the accreditation requirements.

For tourists and travelers, the Vakinn sign means that:

  • You can book with confidence
  • The business operates in an ethical, professional and environmentally sustainable way
  • The business has the required systems and policies for a safe and happy holiday in Iceland

Vakinn Silver Class Environmental Certificate

Arctic Adventures has been awarded and has maintained the Vakinn Environmental Certificate, starting with Bronze Class but since 2019 we have been awarded with the Silver Class Certificate. This is an official recognition of our high standards concerning sustainability, the environment and social responsibility.

The preservation of magnificent Icelandic nature for future generations to enjoy has always been very important to Arctic Adventures. And we believe the protection of fragile ecosystems and wildlife habitats is as necessary as finding ways to reduce our individual and collective ecological footprints.