The big 4 of Skjálfandi Bay
Today we managed to show our passengers all four species of marine mammals that we could expect to see at this time of the year:
The day started with two very nice humpback whales that were swimming side by side and lifted their majestic flukes right next to our boat a couple of times.
As we went out again on our next tour, we heard from other boats in the area that the two humpbacks had already moved quite far out so we decided not to follow them and to sail west towards the mountains, where we soon encountered a minke whale.
We got some good looks at the minke when we suddenly spotted the blow from a humpback whale! This humpback was a bit difficult in the beginning (it was diving pretty long and came up pretty far away), but finally we got to see the whale lifting its fluke for us.
In the evening we spotted groups of white-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises, which completed the “big four” of Skjálfandi Bay today.