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“Great whale watching tour from Dalvik”

Arctic Sea Tours Whale Watching
Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Dalvik
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Whale watching from Dalvik close to Akureyri north Iceland with Arctic Sea Tours is adventure on sea. Great sighting success and five stars on TripAdvisor. Whale watching takes place in the picturesque landscape of Eyjafjordur and fishing inside the majestic mountains of Trollaskagi just short off the Arctic Circle. Whale watching is an activity you should not miss out on! In Dalvik you have an exceptionally good chance to encounter the great humpback whale and often we spot white-beaked dolphins, minke whales, the small harbor porpoises and sometimes even the majestic blue whale. Overall we have seen whales or dolphins in 98% of our whale watching tours. The whale watching tour is built up as an adventure. So with an excellent chance of seeing whales you can also expect more fun with fishing and tasting of the freshly caught cod, haddock, pollock or atlantic catfish. In the year 2016 from 1st May - 30th November we saw humpback whales in 99.5% of the tours, unbelievable and long may it continue. Whale watching schedule 2017 09:00 1st May - 15th October 11:00 1st June - 31st August 13:00 1st March - 30th November 15:00 11th June - 22nd August Whale Watching Express is fast and safe one and a half hour tour within the majestic mountains and in the picturesque landscape of Eyjafjordur north Iceland. The speed gives us excellent opportunity to go further and sail through wider area. In one hour we could go from Dalvik to Akureyri or almost to Grimsey lying on the Arctic Circle. With Eyjafjordur whale watching area one of the best in the world for humpback whales one has 99% viewing success on these tours. The thrill of going fast on water is not to be ignored and you can expect great excitement and wonderful whale watching adventure. Arctic Sea Tours are the only operator offering suspension seats which make this tours more safe and in more comfort. They are scientifically proven to provide better Shock Mitigation than any other seats. Suspension seats reduce risk of injuries and physical fatigue. Are you ready for a rush hour? Lets get things started, book now Arctic Whale Watching Express Schedule 2017 09:00 15th April – 31st October 11:00 1st June – 31st October 13:30 1st June – 15th September 15:30 15th June – 31st August
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 16 March 2018

Date of experience: March 2018
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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
Thank Nigel R
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

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
Thank Gbg58
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Date of experience: October 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

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