A sunny june rich in whales
Another day full of promises for the boat Náttfari leaving Húsavík under a bright shining sun, tempered by a cold sea breeze, though.
It didn´t take long before we spotted our first minke whale, not very far away from the harbour. Immediately after we sighted the spouts belonging to a few humpback whales. During the tour, one of them stuck its neck out of the water in a perfect example of spyhopping, rolled on his back and waved its flippers several times, as if it was applauding us.
On the way back, less than 1 nautical mile before reaching the harbour, we were surprised to meet a humpback whale so close to Húsavik. It dove down at a close distance from the boat.
On the second trip, the wind dropped and the air temperature became warmer, on a quiet sea. The perfect conditions for whale-watching were fulfilled. Once again, it didn´t take long before we had our first encounter with a humpback whale, probably the one which was swimming near the harbour on the previous tour. An inquisitive minke whale emerged in front of the boat, letting us see its snout and its gray body under the sun of june. We also met a bunch of busy harbour porpoises, and the best for last: three humpback whales swimming, blowing and diving together, a behaviour uncommonly seen in these high-latitude seas…A fantastic way to conclude another succesful day in company of our friends the whales.
– guide Stéphan