Four species in the morning!
Of the 23 different species of Cetaceans that have been recorded in Icelandic waters, 4 are most commonly seen: Harbour Porpoise, White-beaked Dolphin, Humpback Whale, and Minke Whale. And on the morning tour we saw all of them! 2-3 Porpoises popped up towards the front of the boat very close by just after we had left the harbour but then vanished. A Humpback Whale was seen towards the south of the bay which was very easy to watch and a Minke Whale virtually next to it. Then we went further out and found a delightful pod of around 50 dolphins that were well spread out and had clearly gone fishing. After the great time spent with them, we went back towards Húsavík but notwithout running into not one but three Humpback Whales within 15 minutes from the harbour! What a joy. The afternoon was not quite as rich species wise although we did see some 2-3 Humpback Whales and a group of some 10-15 dolphins.
Baldur (Guide on Garðar)