About Whale Watching
North Sailing started whale watching in Skjálfandi Bay the year 1995 aboard the oak boat Knörrinn, which is the oldest boat. Whale watching has since become very popular and the number of passengers has increased year by year. As a consequence the oak boats are today six instead of one, and two of those are traditional schooners.
In the beginning the minke whale was the most common whale in Skjáflandi Bay but in the last years more species are frequently seen. For instance the humpback whale, certainly one of the most popular whales as it normally raises the fluke before deep diving and occasionally waves the gigantic flippers or breaches from time to time.
The bay is also a great destination because of the birdlife and scenery. There are two islands in the bay, Lundey (Puffin Island) and Flatey (Flat Island), where a lot of birds nest. Therefore the birdlife is colourful, puffins, arctic terns, guillemots, gannets and more are frequently seen during the tours. The beautiful mountains at the western part of the bay, called Víknafjöll, make a visit to the bay even more worth while.