Dalvik is one of the many seaside towns in Iceland; a true fishing village located in the eastern part of Trollaskagi Peninsula. The harbor in town is a large fishing and commercial port, including the departure point of “Sæfari” boat which serves the island of Grimsey. Few minutes from Dalvik you’ll find Arskogasandur harbor, which is the starting point of the ferry “Sævar” which sails to the unique Hrisey Island.

In Dalvik, recreations such as bird watching, whale watching and horse rental are available from Dalvík, and there is always the option of visiting museums in town or try the local swimming pool. You can also take a trip abard the ferry Sæfari and visit Grímsey Island.

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Things to do in Dalvik

Dalvik, situated in northern Iceland in the valley Svarfadardalur, is also a great place to visit during the winter time. It is a great ski resort there.

Just outside Dalvik is a nice 9-hole golf course and Svarfadardalur valley offers some great hiking trails with magnificient views.

The annual Fiskidagurinn mikli is held the Saturday after the first Monday of August. There you can enjoy a free fish buffet sponsored by the local fishing industry. It’s hugely popular, attended by as much as 30.000 people. This is both due to the free buffet and the many musical acts, which appear on a large central stage later in the evening. If you are in the north Iceland early august, make sure you don’t miss out on this festival.

Check out our complete guide to travelling in North Iceland.