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Arctic Sea Tours Whale Watching

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Address: Hafnarbraut 22, Dalvik 620, Iceland
Phone Number:
+354 771 7600
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Arctic Sea Tours offers whale watching tours from Dalvik close to Akureyri...

Arctic Sea Tours offers whale watching tours from Dalvik close to Akureyri north Iceland.We emphasize personal service and small groups of passengers. We do our best to make your experience a special one, filled with unforgettable moments. Our Arctic Whale Watching tours are an adventure in Eyjafjordur that also include sea angling for 15 minutes, a fish cutting demonstration, hot drinks and local refreshments and finally, a taste of fresh fish from the grill at the end of the tour. We operate two licensed oak passenger boats which have been equipped according to strict standards set by the Icelandic Maritime Administration. The crew has been specially trained by The Maritime Safety and Survival Training Centre.

Our schedule

09:00 1st May - 30th September

11:00 20th June - 15th August

13:00 1st March - 30th November

15:00 20th June - 15th August

17:00 1st July - 31st July

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Early springbreak

Nice and very lucky activity : we saw a very friendly humpack whale which many turns around you. Despite the dim water, we saw its fanes and once it showed its tail when diving... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jérôme M
Paris, France
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Paris, France
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice and very lucky activity : we saw a very friendly humpack whale which many turns around you. Despite the dim water, we saw its fanes and once it showed its tail when diving. And then after a warm chocolate and biscuits, time for my luckiest catch ever : first time in my life I was fishing and at the... More 

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Reviewed 19 March 2017

Recommendable, we got to see killer whales in a herd of 20-30. Saw a big alfamale, also a lot better to see them in the wild, than in Sea world...

Thank Marc P
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Visited early march and after a long ride out we sighted a pod of four Orcas! Couldn't believe our luck. They stayed with us for a good half an hour. On the way back we bumped into 20/30 dolphins. The team were brilliant and very accommodating.

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Abingdon, Virginia
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

From start to finish this was a first class experience! The facility and boat were in great condition. The crew was super friendly and knowledgeable. I did a ton of research before booking as I am a photographer and really wanted to see whales. What I got for my money far exceeded my expectations. After seeing harbor porpoises early in... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

My first whale watching excursion was off the coast of Maine and we stayed out far beyond the normal time because there were humpbacks breeching all around us. I didn't appreciate how special that was at the time but after seeing whales around the world I know that it was very unusual. While we did see whales on this trip,... More 

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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

So we were the first tour of the season and sadly the weather was too windy to head out too far in search of the whales. The guide gave some general knowledge and they did the best they could to find us something to look at. The fishing made up for the lack of whales. The captain put us right... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

Fantastic communication. I contacted them via email, we exchanged a few mails and they always answered quickly and in a very kindly way. Different proposals were offered, and all of them were really useful (both for its company and different alternatives for visiting the north of the country) I really appreciate that

Thank Rubén S
Oude-Tonge, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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Reviewed 28 October 2016

Nice boat trip and we see 3 whales close by. Boat is comfortable, not to much people and good info. The only thing we didn't like was the fishing on the way back. I think If you fish every tour the fish population is going to decrease rapitly and this is not good for everyone. Please skip the fishing!

Thank Patricia R
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

We had a great time on this tour. We found whales within the first 30 mins, and spent an hour or so watching them, sometimes getting very close. Once we finished the boat stopped next to an island and we spent 20 mins fishing. The entire group caught about 15 fish. On the way back our guide cleaned the fish... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

We traveled to Iceland and were in the north near Akurevi. We drove up the Eyjafjordur Fiord to Dalvik and took the ½ day whale watching trip offered by Arctic Sea Tours. We had a great time and the crew were excellent and very friendly. After hours of successful whale watching, we were all treated to fishing. When we returned... More 

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