minkes and dolphins in the morning, humpback in the evening
When we left Húsavík harbour this morning, the sea was as flat as a mirror…..something we have not had very often here in Skjálfandi Bay this summer so far.
We decided to head towards the western part of the bay, in the direction of the beautiful mountains and just after a few minutes of sailing, we spotted some harbour porpoises (one of the smallest whales in the world). As we got pretty close to the western coast, we then suddenly spotted two minke whales feeding among lots of seabirds. One of the minke whales often surfaced really close to our boat, so close that it was even possible to see the white band on the flippers that the minke whales have here in the North Atlantic.
After some great looks at the minke whales we decided to head a bit further towards the north and it did not take long until we came across a pod of white-beaked dolphins. It was especially nice to see several really small calves in this group. We stayed a little while with the dolphins until we had to sail back towards Húsavík.
On our tours in the late afternoon and evening we also spotted minke whales and white-beaked dolphins and also a humpback whale payed us a visit here in the bay in beautiful weather conditions. Hopefully the good summer weather will stay a little longer ;-).