A whale takes to the air!

The highlight of today’s three tours on Garðar is not hard to pinpoint. The humpback whale that breached for us towards the southwest of the bay on the morning tour at least 10-15 times is the ultimate winner. The best thing is that it was a private show; we were the only boat nearby! Such…

Summer is back

Yesterday I was at the sea for two tours on Gardar, and both of them were really good. Also, it seems that the rain is stopping, which is a good thing. Summer is coming after all!! During the first tour we had the chance to observe quite close 2 different humpback whales in the bay.…

Sunshine and whales

After some foggy days the sun was shining as we headed out on our morning tour which made everybody happy- especially the crew members that were getting tired of grey days.   Just like the last few days, the humpback whales were in a great mood showing off to our passangers. We spotted four individual…

Foggy and rainy

The rain is still with us these days, even though, we still sail to find the whales so our passengers can take a look at them. We sailed on Gardar three times and we were successful during all of them. It is hard to find the whales when the weather is like this, visibility is…

Rough and successful

Today the weather was worse than usual, and the sea was very rough, but even with these conditions we succeeded on our look out for the whales. We took two tours today on Gardar, Gilfy, Águst, Samuel, Baldur and me. The weather in Iceland can change very very fast, and during the first trip it…

WE care about our whales!!!!!

Today was a successful whale watching day again. The summer still decides to stay away from Iceland. However, the cold temperatures seem to improve the feeding situation in the bay. This morning we had the chance to observe a feeding humpack whale. The animal was very calm and relaxed, spending a lot of time at the…

Three species close up!

We’re kind of getting used to the autumn-like weather, so we weren’t really surprised when also this day started quite grey and misty. We sailed into the western part of the bay, aiming for the fishrock. The area around the fishrock is known to be a rich fishing ground for the fishermen and thus a…

An amazing whale fest!

Today we had amazing encounters with the whales of Skjálfandi. The weather was nice and the sea was calm.   I started the day with the 10 o’clock tour. After only about 20 minutes of sailing we spotted a humpback whale. We stopped there for a while but the humpback was diving for a long…

Playing with the giants

As we say during the tours, the bay is full of life these days; and yesterday was not an exception. Marina, Starri,Hilmar, Runar, Hrólfur and me sailed with big groups of passengers on Gardar expecting the best for the day.   And we found some really good sights. We were still close to Húsavík when…

Blue whale meeting

When we left the harbor this morning, the bay was filled with with fog. Difficult conditions, actually, to find some animals. However, we were optimistic and started heading in northwesterly direction. Suddenly the fog started to clear and we got an amazing look at the beatiful mountains in the western part pf Skjálfandi Bay. And…

Always an adventure!!!

The people who visit Iceland are usually adventurous travellers, seeking adventure. Well today, North Sailing’s guests were in for a treat. As we like to remind our guests, whale-watching is nothing like visiting a zoo. Not only are the whales not trained to pop up anytime we want to, but the Skalfandi Bay is no…