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Shared Arctic Whale Watching from Dalvík Near Akureyri
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Today was an amazing day - went whale watching and caught cod which we ate at a fish barbecue later at the Arctic Sea Tours Whaling Centre in Dalvík.

We got to the whale watching centre a couple of minutes late but soon got into the heavy-duty 66 Degrees North exposure suits. We just made it to the boat in time and were off sharpish! It wasn't that cold, with a deep blue sky and very calm seas. They gave us a quick briefing and it wasn't long before we saw our first whale! It was in the distance, and the first we saw was the spout of water that gave him away! We got nearer slowly and saw there were three of them - the skipper indicated their location using the boat as a clock, with the bows as 12, the stern as 6, etc. They were truly majestic and moved smoothly and slowly - a pattern to their movements became clear - they would move on the surface a little while refilling their lungs etc, evacuating their spouts, then curving their backs in preparation for sounding to the sea bed, some 150m below - their fluke would disappear last, in the well-known whale-tail shape, before diving to the depths. Behind them they left a smooth oval-shaped patch of water, created by their tails - they would surface about 5 minutes later and would then repeat.

We tracked two groups, one of three whales and one of four - they were all humpbacks, and very beautiful. After the whale watching we all did a bit of fishing which the crew barbecued back at the centre - an unforgettable day!

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

The tour was well organized and efficiently run. We saw perhaps 20 Humpbacks and two Minkes very close to the boat. The fishing was fun when we got back to harbor and the grilled fillets were heavenly. It was one of the highlights of our tour of Iceland

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing trip with this group seeing dozens of humpback whales close to the boat as well as some dolphins. The guys were really good with finding the whales and giving us information. We also did some fishing which didn’t really interest me though was good to see the size of the fish and enjoyed the fish barbecue. Important to know that you really need a car to get there. We were in akureyrei and had hoped to get a bus but they are variable, we ended up having to hire a car - we would have liked to have known this beforehand.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

This is a must do when travelling to Iceland. We landed on this tour after alot of research. The small groups, warm clothing and sea angling sealed the deal when we were deciding. I am so glad we chose as we did. The guide and captain put us on whales quickly and allowed us to watch them in their natural habitat.

Highly recommended!

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

I'm so glad we did this tour. The company is managed extremely well, and provides a fantastic experience. We were fortunate enough to see around 20 humpback whales. We were not so fortunate on the fishing part of the tour, but that wasn't a big deal anyway. The guide was funny and knowledgable, and everyone had a great time. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: October 2017
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