Fin whale on the bay
Just now North Sailing crew onboard m/b Knörrinn spotted a fin whale on the bay to much joy of the 34 passengers sailing with Captain Hrólfur Þórhallsson.
Fin whales are the world’s second largest animals after the blue whales, and can weigh up to 80 tons and measure up to 25 meters in length.
The fin whale seems to have brought with it sunny calm weather which, with a little bit of luck, should stay with us for the next few days.
The fin whales are similar but much larger than the minke whales but both whales belong to the common rorqual family, along with blue whales, sei whales and humpbacks.
Fin whale in Skjalfnadi bay with the stunning view of Bríkin and Flateyjardalur valley in the backdrop.
Knörrinn was North Sailing’s first boat and with an experienced captain like Hrólfur and an enthusiastic guide like Himmi, it’s difficult to find a better team.