A magical evening trip…..

We had already seen several humpback and minke whales (as well as some dolphins) during our tours earlier today, so when we left the harbour at 18:00 onboard “Garðar”, we were pretty optimistic that also this evening tour would be a good one – and we were right!   The weather conditions were simply fantastic…

Whales in eastern wind

Today we had eastern wind but it was quite warm, not cold at all until the evening, in fact it was a cosy sea breeze. In the morning we had one Humpback Whale, several Minke Whales and a group of White-beaked Dolphins. The afternoon had some less sightings, with one Minke Whale seen shortly and…

Here comes the sun!

What a wonderful day on Skjálfandi Bay. After days and days of fog and rain we have had a blue sky and sunshine all day. The temperature was nice and warm– so warm that we didn’t even have to use our overalls.   But enough of the weather.. we also had great whale spottings today!…

Breaching in the evening

This was a modest day on the water but ending with a great spectacle, two full-body breaches from a Humpback Whale! A small pod of White-beaked Dolphins was seen on the way back but mainly their splashes as they were heading fast towards the south of the bay as we were heading back from the…

The humpback show continues…..

Yesterday we got some amazing looks at a flipper-slapping (“waving”) humpback whale and today the same humpback whale was waving with its flippers again for us!   This morning we already spotted the humpback whale in the south-western part of the bay as well as several minke whales in the same area feeding among big…

A difficult day at sea

Unfortunately this was not the easiest of days for the whale-watching here in Skjálfandi Bay due to sea conditions but Garðar still managed to find whales on both its tours. The third tour had to be cancelled due to worsening conditions. On the morning tour we saw one easy Humpback Whale and also got a…