Humpback Whale heaven!
Skjálfandi Bay is still full of humpback whales these days and today was no exception.
I went on two tours on “Bjössi Sör” today (at 10:00 and 13:30) and both tours were extremely successful.
In the morning we encountered at least six humpback whales in an area just about two miles from Húsavík harbour. Three of them were swimming together and at one point, one of these three whales even came up with the head, taking a look at our boat!!!
After a nice time with the humpback whales we decided to take a look at the puffin island Lundey, where the nesting season has already started.
In the afternoon we did not find any whales in the area close to Húsavík and the humpbacks had moved further out. We found three humpback whales swimming together in the north-western part of the bay but we soon headed even further out, as we saw more whales blowing in the direction of the flat island Flatey. As we arrived, we found ourselves in the middle of a big feeding frenzy with five humpback whales and hundreds of seabirds – a truly amazing sight!!!
One of the humpback whales was absolutely enormous, one of the biggest humpback whales I have seen since I started working as a whale watching guide in 2009!
Very nice tours today, fingers crossed that tomorrow will be another nice day with the humpback whales in Skjálfandi Bay ;-).