Sperm whales in Skjálfandi Bay!
This morning, Húsavík was like a “winter-wonderland” as a lot of new snow had been falling during the night.
Also the mountains on the other side of the bay looked really beautiful and as we were heading towards them, after about an hour of sailing, we spotted a blow from a large whale – and soon another one!
We went towards the area and had to wait a couple of minutes until one of the whales would surface again. And it was…..a SPERM WHALE!
That is a really really really unusual sighting here in Skjálfandi Bay (it has only happened 3 times since we started whale watching in 1995), so we were pretty excited when the whale surfaced not to far from our boat a couple of times.
After it went down for a dive, we were waiting for the whale to come up again but after 20-25 minutes of waiting (and the whale still diving) we had to start heading back to Húsavík again.
On the tours during the afternoon we unfortunately had no luck with the whales, so we offered our passengers another tour free of charge whenever they are back in Húsavík.
But the weather forecast is looking very nice for the next days so we are looking forward to sail in better (more “spring-like”) conditions.
One of the sperm whales surfacing close to our boat
The puffin island Lundey with some snow on it