The baleen whales are back!
We started our tour this morning by taking a good look at the puffins at Lundey, the puffin island here in Skjálfandi bay.
It is always a pleasure to see these charismatic little “clowns of the sea” close-up and preparing everything for the upcoming nesting season.
We continued our trip as we set the course further west, into the direction of the snow-covered mountains and after sailing for about one hour, close to the mountains, we suddenly spotted a blow from a Humpback Whale! What a nice surprise!
We saw the whale diving and as we were waiting for the humpback to come up again, another whales species surfaced in front of our boat: A Minke Whale!
It was definitely worth to stick around in the area for a little while, as there was quite a lot of birdlife and we got some fantastic looks at the humpback whale, right next to our boat! A few minutes later we even spotted a second minke whale and also on our afternoon tour we saw the Humpback Whale again, still in the area close to the mountains.
Fingers crossed that both the Humpback and the Minke Whales will stay in the area for a while! 🙂
Today’s humpback whale, lifting its fluke right next to our boat (Photo: Christian Schmidt)