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…

Finding whales in the fog

A pretty good day on Garðar, given the foggy, rainy, and cold conditions at least. On the morning tour we had to do quite a bit of following as the whales would spend a lot of time under the surface of the water and then usually come up quite far away from us, always lifting…

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…

Fog and cold, but still some whales

These days are really cold here at the bay, and also cloudy and foggy; even though, we are not scared and we still go out on our look out for the whales.   We sailed on Gardar (Hrólfur, Arnar, Beate and me) yesterday, taking a lot of passengers into a foggy bay. We couldn’t even…

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…

A blue whale and a handful of humpbacks…..

The bay is still full of humpback whales these days and today was no exception: We left the harbour at 10:00 onboard our biggest vessel “Garðar” and after about 20 minutes of sailing, we already spotted the first humpback whale. The humpback surfaced a few times just next to our boat and lifted its majestic…

A bay full of humpbacks and dolphins

Whale Watching continues to be really successful these days here in Skjálfandi Bay and today was no exception: Just a few minutes after we had left the harbour this morning, we already spotted two humpback whales that were swimming together and surfaced several times right next to our boat. We were still pretty close to…

Dolphins, blue whale and a breaching humpback!

Today our bay was crawling with whales. The weather was a bit rough but getting wet and a little cold was so worth it!   I went on the 10 o’clock tour on our boat Garðar. It was raining and cold so we gave all our passengers overalls and raincoats to keep them as warm…

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…

Blue and Humpback whales!

We set out this morning on Garðar, knowing we had been lucky and found whales the previous day, but as always, cautious as there might be no one left in the bay. However it didn’t take us long to find a humpback whale. After seeing it dive and show his/her flukes we moved on as…

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…

Three species – and the SUN!!!!!!

How exciting is that – the SUN is visiting Húsavík!!!!! We almost forgot how that yellowish circular thing in the sky looked like. 😉 However, it was still pretty cold out at sea today and sometimes we were even surrounded by dense fog, which is kind of challenging when you’re looking for some whales… But…

No summer – but great whales!

The summer still doesn’t want to come to Iceland. Today it was as cold as it has been the previous days. In addition to that, we got some misty rain, limiting the visibility and challenging us to find the marine mammals. But if we can’t rely on the summer this year, at least we can…

A lunge-feeding day in Skjálfandi Bay

Apart from modest rain and poor visibility as the bay was overcast from morning to afternoon, it was a great day, with three species on the morning tour (Blue Whale, Humpback Whale, also White-beaked Dolphins briefly) all more or less in the same spot and the same took place on the afternoon tour, less the…