Sun is up!!!!

A Caribbean-like sun has once more enlightened our 11.am tour today. Even though we were unlucky in our search for whales, we did enjoy a spectacular view on Skalfandí Bay. And our very experienced guide, Nils, was able to narrate plenty of interesting anecdotes about the history of Husavik´s surroundings. Our guests were more than…

The Husavik Dolphins

Today was another fantastic day in Husavik, weatherwise. And another succesfull whale-watching trip for us! After a good hour on our whale-watching vessel Nattfari, we observed for several minutes a group of about 10 dolphins. It was our very first dolphin sighting of the year! The weather forecast seems quite good for tomorow again. So, be…

Exciting start!

Today was our second scheduled tour out in the bay. And, for our greatest pleasure, we had the surprise of spotting once more a blue whale, the largest animal to have lived on our planet! The blue whales are frequent visitors of our waters, but not in mid-march. Adding to it a beautiful sunny weather,…

Two species in a rainy bay

Today we went on two tours here in Skjálfandi Bay and saw whales on both of them. On the morning tour we had a large Humpback Whale and also got to see one Minke Whale for a while. Our friends on schooner Haukur also had some White-beaked Dolphins nearby. On the afternoon tour we had…

Southern wind and whales

Today we did two tours in the southern wind and had a somewhat better tour in the morning. Then we started off with one Minke Whale and managed to see it quite well even if in between we lost it. Then we had one Humpback Whale and knew of at least 1-2 others in the…

Far out to find whales

Well today we certainly earned our pay as we really had to go far out to find the whales. The sea conditions were not the best but we still managed to see the animals and follow them all right. On the morning tour we had one Humpback Whale and knew of another one nearby while…

A sunny day on the water

Today was as sunny and sweet as most of July was not. The sea was as good as perfect and same applied to visibility. On the morning tour there were at least 2 Humpback Whales in the bay and possibly up to 4 and in the afternoon there was at least 1 Humpback but we…

Fun in the fog

Náttfari is only doing two tours a day now (but Bjössi three). Today we were able to go out after two days of storm and relevant cancellations. On both tours we had some lovely sightings. On the morning tour we had some 4-6 Minke Whales and all of them were relaxed and could be viewed,…

Fine Humpback – Brilliant Minke – Boom

The tours today have been greatly affected by fog and poor visibility although we were able to “save” two out of three. On the morning tour we found and enjoyed one (possibly two) Humpback Whales and on the afternoon tour we had one of the best Minke Whales that I have seen in my three…

Difficult day, magical night

The three trips today on Náttfari have been incredible, although in very different ways. On every single one the weather was magical and sunny though. It was just that despite many boats searching the entire bay in the morning, no whale could be found. A small group of White-beaked Dolphins was seen in the morning…

The trio strikes again!

Three tours on Náttfari today and all were different ones. In the morning we had the Humpback trio that have been so often seen together, plus a single one staying around but still a bit away from the others, it is the young Humpback with the white on the dorsal fin, perhaps it is not…

Orcas, Orcas, Orcas, Orcas! Yay!

Orcas! I have been guiding here for three months and been waiting to write this blog the whole time! Finally the animals that I adore more than most others (yes, of course our regular Humpbacks are darlings too) appeared in our bay! Not a common sight by any means here but when they do appear,…

Humpbacks, Dolphins and a lot of Gannets…..

The last couple of days have simply been fantastic here in Skjálfandi Bay and today was no exception:   This morning we set the course directly towards the area where we had found all the humpback whales yesterday and it did not take long until they were found again. There were still at least five…

Humpback whale galore

Today has just been a wonderful day at sea here in Skjálfandi Bay!   On all our tours we got some amazing looks at the humpback whales and in total we have counted at least six different humpback whales here in the bay today! Three humpback whales were staying together and surfacing side by side…

Breaching humpback whale!!!!!

Today we got reminded of the changing weather conditions here in Iceland. The day started with warm temperatures and a calm sea. We set the course into the area where we spotted the whales yesterday in the evening. And we were lucky: One of the humpback whales was still there! He was very relaxed and…

Perfect conditions!

After the mainly cold and rough summer September had a promising start: It was unusual warm, sunny and the sea flat as a mirror. Conditions can’t get better than that! Already the sailing itself was a pleasure and we enjoyed the trip out in the bay. But also the animals were incredible. We spotted several harbor…

A curious humpback whale – A very good day!

Weather conditions were simply perfect on this last day of August. The sea was flat like a mirror and visibility excellent – best circumstances for a wonderful whale watching day. Similar to the previous days we had to sail pretty far in northwesterly direction to find some marine mammals. But in contrast to yesterday we…

Whales in pouring rain

We went on two tours on Garðar today but the third one was cancelled due to worsening sea conditions. Both were excellent, even if challenging due to somewhat rough sea and bad visibility. There were at least 4-6 Humpback Whales in the bay and once the fog allowed us some view, we could see blows…