Minke whales, puffins and sails
It was a bit cold, but still nice weather when we left the harbour onboard our sailing schooner “Haukur” this morning.
We started the tour with taking a short look at the bird cliffs close to the lighthouse of Húsavík, before we continued sailing towards Lundey, the puffin island.
It was really nice to see that there are more and more puffins arriving at Lundey and there are also more and more puffins sitting already in front of their tunnels on the island.
We took a good look at the puffins and all the other seabirds around Lundey (including one of the first Great Skuas for this year) and continued our journey further south into the bay.
After about 45 minutes of sailing, we suddenly came across a minke whale!
It was definitely a fully grown minke whale and we got some very close looks at this minke whale. We also turned off the engine of the boat and listened to the minke whale as it came up right next to the boat several times.
A bit later there was even a second minke whale showing up, so at one point we had one minke whale surfacing on each side of the boat!
After some fantastic minke whale watching we put up our sails and started to sail back towards Húsavík harbour, enjoying a nice cup of hot chocolate under sails!
There are more and more puffins sitting in front of their tunnels on Lundey (Photo: Christian Schmidt)