It's raining whales…..
It has been a very wet, but also very successful tour this morning in Skjálfandi Bay:
It started raining as soon as we were about to leave Húsavík and did not stop before we came back to the harbour.
Despite the rain, the conditions were perfect for whale watching as the sea was almost as flat as a mirror, allowing us to spot the whale from far away.
The first whale we found was a humpback whale, actually the same individual from yesterday. We spent a while with the humpback and got some nice close-up looks, before we decided to sail a bit further west towards the mountains.
As we arrived in the area closer to the mountains, we came across a big number of seabirds and a small group of harbour porpoises. But despite these large flocks of birds, there were no bigger whales around, so we decided to sail further east again…..and that paid off! After about 20 minutes of sailing, we found a minke whale and a few moments later, we even spotted a second minke whale. We also got some nice looks at both these minke whales, before we had to start sailing back towards Húsavík harbour.
One of the minke whales, surfacing close to the old farm house in Naustavík (Photo: Christian Schmidt)