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…

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…

A wonderful whale day

Three tours today and of those, the morning and the evening tour were the best by far. In the morning we had at least four Humpback Whales, including one duo which we got to see amazingly well, a great thing given the foggy surroundings. In the afternoon there were at least two Humpbacks but in…

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…