What a day! The bay full of killer whales!!!
When we left the harbour onboard “Bjössi Sör” this morning, we had no idea that this tour would be a tour to remember:
It started with some harbour porpoises (one of the smallest whale species in the world) that we encountered shortly after we had left the harbour.
We took a look around in the area where we had seen the minke whale yesterday, but it had obviously left: There was absolutely no sign of any whale or dolphin activity, so we decided to sail a bit further north.
After about 20 minutes of sailing, we saw a very big black triangle in the distance…..and another one…..and another one! There were Killer Whales in the bay!!!
As we got closer, we realized that there were actually quite many Killer Whales (or Orcas) around, split up in several small groups. In total there must have been about 15-20 Orcas in the area and we spotted several adult males and females as well as some teenagers and even a calf!
At one point, two of the orcas also decided to breach out of the water a few times – what a sight!
We spent about one hour watching the orcas and got some amazing views, before we started to sail back towards Húsavík harbour. Useless to say that everyone onboard (including the crew) had a big smile on the face! 🙂
Some of the Killer Whales we saw this morning (Photos: Christian Schmidt)