Baleen whales in the morning
When the first boats go out in the morning, we never know where to find the whales, since the animals can move a lot and don’t necessarily stay in the area where we saw them the evening before. We decided to sail west – a good decision, as we realized soon. Quite close to the fishrock, a rich feeding area for marine mammals, we encountered a humpback whale. The animal was very relaxed and surfaced several times very close to our boat. We spent some time with the mighty baleen whale, but of course we’re always curious if there’s anything else going on in the bay, so after some time we left the humpback whale and sailed a bit further in southwesterly direction. Very close to the coastal area of Naustavík, where the old farm house reminds of the people who used to live there in the old days, we spotted a seal, hunting some fish. And just a bit further south, in the area where the glacier river Skjálfandafljót enters the bay, we observed a feeding minke whales and got some very nice looks at it, before we started heading back to Húsavík harbor.
Humpback whale (photo: Luisa Klotz)