Peaceful sleep despite windy conditions
Today the sky above Húsavík presented itself in grey and amazing cloud formations. The snowy mountains provided a spectacular sight against the dark sky.
On our morning tour we encountered one humpback whale that was busy feeding. It surfaced several times close to the boat and lifted the fluke in an elegant-looking manner. When we sailed a bit further west, close to the mountains, we suddenly found ourselves surrounded by four or five minke whales. Suddenly they seemed to appear everywhere and it was hard to decide where to look first.
The afternoon tour was as successful as the morning. We saw two humpback whales and one of them behaved quite strangely: It was floating on the surface of the sea, hardly moving and it did not go down for a deep dive. This humpback whale was obviously resting! We approached it quite close and got a wonderful view on the whale. The long white flippers, reaching up to one third of the whole body length, where clearly visible. It was impressive to see this animal in a quite rough sea peaceful resting. After some time, however, the whale became active again and suddenly surfaced side by side with another humpback whale.
After watching several minke whales we started heading back to the harbor of Húsavík. But whale watching was not over yet: Close to the harbor we encountered a small group of harbor porpoises, playfully surfacing between the waves. That was a nice way to end this tour!