A bit of everything
It was my first working day for this season and Iceland gave me a great welcome – by giving me a perfect performance of the changing weather conditions, which are typical for this region.
In the morning the sea was very calm, it was sunny and the excellent visibility enabled us to spot the whales from a big distance already. Not too far away from the harbor we came across two minke whales. However, we didn’t spend too much time with them, since we spotted several big blows a bit further west. When heading there we were suddenly surrounded by humpback whales. And the surfaced simply everywhere! Remarcable was the fact that most of them swm in pairs and synchronized their behavior. It was difficult to count them, but I’m sure we saw at least 10 – 15 individuals!
In the afternoon we started in rainy conditions, but the sky cleared pretty soon again and we had the chance to enjoy the humpback whales: They gave us a wonderful show, started breaching and lobtailing and waving with their long white flippers.
However, the evening tour just gave us a surprise: Out of the sudden the wind picked up and fighting against the waves we followed a humpback whale on its way in direction of the open sea.
This is Iceland: You never know what’s awaiting you, but you have to be prepared for everything!