This weekend, our guide on board captured an amazing footage of a breaching Humpback whale in Húsavík. While she was scouting for where it might surface, it breached all of a sudden right in front of the boat. The passengers screamed and cheered in awe as the Humpback whale breached few meters from them. One of the giants from the sea was unexpectedly half in the air.
Northern bottlenose whales spotted in Húsavík for the first time in years. It’s always a pleasant surprise when old friends pay us a visit in the Whale Capital of Iceland!
Northern bottlenose whales prefer deep waters and are therefore uncommon in Skjálfandi bay. However, we were lucky enough to spot them for two days in a row last week! The Whale Capital of Iceland is known for the many whale species found in the bay, which will hopefully continue for years to come!
Three Blue whales spotted in Skjálfandi bay last night, meaning that this largest animal on Earth has been here in Húsavík for almost a week now! Last Friday, a week ago, the first Blue whale was spotted. Now, two more Blue whales have joined the group and the trio seems to really like it here in the calm waters of Skjálfandi bay! Additionally, they really like being in the company of Humpback whales and dolphins! Luckily, there are so many whales in Húsavík so the Blue whales shouldn’t get bored!
The puffins have arrived in Húsavík! We welcome our cute and furry friends, the Atlantic Puffin, as they’ve begun migrating to the famous Puffin Island located near Húsavík! Iceland is home to 60% of the Atlantic Puffin population. In Húsavík, more than 200,000 puffins live in the nearby Puffin Island part of the year. The Puffin Island is a steep cliff, which is an ideal place for the puffins to build nests.
What is the best place in Iceland to go whale watching? There are many prominent whale watching areas in Iceland. It is possible to go whale watching in Reykjavík, Akureyri, Hauganes, Dalvík, Hjalteyri, and Húsavík to name a few. There is, however, only one Whale Watching Capital of Iceland – Húsavík! Iceland is a great place for whale watching, with over 20 whale species living in the water surrounding the Icelandic coastline.
Sperm whales and Blue whales spotted in Húsavík this weekend! Therefore, the number of whale species seen in Skjálfandi continues to increase! The whale watching in Húsavík is reaching a new peak, underlining why it’s called the Whale Capital of Iceland! March continues to be excellent in regards to whale watching in Iceland! A few days in, we’d never seen as many whales in the bay this early in the season.
Fantastic whale watching tour in Húsavík today! Dolphins, Orcas and Sei whales in Húsavík, and March continues to be great for whale watching! The whales really seem to feel like home in the Whale Capital of Iceland, as we spotted Orcas only a few days ago!
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Orcas spotted in Húsavík earlier this week! The whale watching in Húsavík is going great in March. We’ve already spotted plenty of humpback whales and now orcas! We had an amazing whale watching tour earlier this week when we spotted a few orcas in Skjálfandi bay! After having seen humpback whales for a couple of days in a row, it was a pleasant surprise seeing the iconic orcas approach our boat!
There are so many whales in Húsavík right now! We couldn’t have asked for a better beginning of the whale watching season! Now, March seems to be just as ideal for whale watching as October or November, and they were really successful whale spotting months!
What is the best time to see the Northern Lights in Iceland? Is it possible to turn them on and off? Are the Northern Lights visible during the summer? What is the best way to see the Northern Lights? Northern Lights are one of Iceland’s trademarks. Renowned for the beautiful phenomenon in the sky, Iceland is a magical place, especially during the Northern Lights season.
Most travelers visit Húsavík for the famous whale watching. There is, however, a substantial number of other activities and things to do in Húsavík! Húsavík is in the North of Iceland. It’s roughly an hour-drive away from Akureyri, the capital of Northern Iceland. The perfect conditions for whale watching have put Húsavík on the map as the whale watching capital of Iceland.
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Nature baths are one of the biggest attractions in Iceland, in addition to whale watching and the Northern Lights. From June 2018 onwards, it will be possible to combine all three of these attractions at once. By then, Húsavík Geothermal Sea Baths will have opened its doors!
Whale watching has been one of the top attractions in Iceland for years, and the huge numbers of whales are the biggest reason why travelers choose to visit Húsavík. It is the whale watching capital of Iceland after all! Even in December, the whale spotting has never been this successful.
The Icelandic Environmental Association awarded North Sailing the Blue Flag, for our sustainable whale watching. This acknowledgment represents a serious and profound commitment to both people and the environment. The Blue Flag is a voluntary eco-label, awarded to sustainable tour operators that make a special effort to protect the environment.
Although the whale watching season in Húsavík is soon coming to an end the whales are not going anywhere! Late this November, Húsavík has once again proofed that it is the whale capital of Iceland, with humpback whales in numbers rarely seen before at this time of the year.
Even though it’s not even August yet, we at North Sailing are in awe of how amazing this summer has been! Day after day, week after week, month after month have we been so fortunate to witness the admirable wildlife of Skjálfandi Bay. It’s for a reason that Húsavík has been coined the whale watching capital of Iceland!
The whale watching conditions today are basically as good as they get! Every tour this morning has been extremely successful and have 4 species already been spotted. White-beaked dolphins, minke whales, humpback whales and blue whales have been spotted and the humpback whales have been extremely playful while the blue whales are majestic as usual.…
The whale watching summer is off to a great start. When it comes to watching humpback whales, the last few days have been especially successful. The humpbacks have been the most common whales in the bay in recent years and this year seems to be no different. Being called Angels of the Sea because of their…
North Sailing started the whale watching season in a cold and snowy March month but now, two months later, it is sure to say that summer is just about to arrive. With warmer winds and calmer seas more whales have now started entering the bay making both crew members and guests very happy. These seasonal…