Dolphins and a minke whale
Today was the first day of summer here in Iceland. At 10:00 we left the harbour in nice sea conditions and we started our search along the east coast, sailing towards Lundey, the puffin island. We came across a lot of seabirds (not only puffins, also fulmars, guillemots and some other species), but we didn’t find any whales in the eastern part of the bay.
So we decided to sail further west, towards the mountains, and after a while we found a nice group of white-beaked dolphins (5 or 6 animals). We could watch them for about 20-30 minutes, before we had to leave them and set the course back to Húsavík.
On the afternoon tour we didn’t see the dolphins again, but we found a minke whale and once again many different species of seabirds.
So this is hopefully the start sign for a good summer and we are of course hoping for more and more whales to arrive here in the north during the next days and weeks.