On our morning tour we had numerous guests from a cruising ship, which stopped in the harbor of Húsavík.
Although the day started quite rainy, the sea was flat and nobody cared about the weather anyway. What was the reason? Of course the whales!!! Even though it was quite foggy and we worried whether we would find the whales, it was nearly impossible to miss them. They still seem to be very hungry and surfaced already close to the harbor.
Our passengers were very happy about getting the chance to observe so many humpback whales close up. But not only the whales, also the birds gave a great show. When we were heading west, a group of at least five gannets, the largest sea birds of the North Atlantic, crossed our way and of course also the puffins accompanied us the whole tour.
And the day went on successfully!
After lunch the sun was shining again and the bay still full of life. In the western part of Skjálfandi Bay we saw many humpback and minke whales busy feeding. We were also lucky to see a group of harbor porpoises surfacing close to the boat. And suddenly a humpback whale jumped out of the water!! Though at some distance from the boat, but still impressive!