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…

Whale watching in (far-fetched) rhymes

The day started like any other. The weather wasn’t great, but there was sunshine on the faces of our passengers. The wind from the north east was a little strong, And so was the blow of the first whale we saw after sailing North-West for… not too long       Was it a fin…

SUMMER!!!!!!!

It’s hard to believe – but it seems the summer finally reched Iceland! Today was one of those days you wish they would never end. The sky bright blue, the sea reminded a bit of the Caribbean and the mountains in the western part of Skjálfandi Bay gave us a stunning sight. The sailing itself…

Encounter with an old friend

In the morning we sailed along the east coast of Skjálfandi Bay. We just left the harbor when we spotted a minke whale. It was heading north and we followed it some time on its way. But then we encountered a much bigger animal: A humpback whale! It was busy feeding and didn’t care about us at…

Some few but very relaxed whales in Skjálfandi today

Today the bay was very overcast and rather cold but the water surface was virtually flat, allowing for decent visibility regardless. In the morning we had one Humpback Whale rather to the south of the bay and then more to the west a Minke Whale. Both of them were calm and easy to approach, which made up for…

A blue whale calf with a blue whale mother

This morning as we headed to the bay the only thing we saw in the beginning was fog. But we still started the search for the whales. After about an hour we did see some thing through the fog so we waited and waited. But no whale appeared. There for we decided to go further…

Fantastic weather and minke and blue whales

To day as we headed to the bay it was sunny and fabulous weather. Sun was shining and almost no clouds to see.We decided to head towards the western side of the bay in search for the whales. After about 40 minutes of sailing we found a Minke whale and got a good look at…

Four species in the morning!

Of the 23 different species of Cetaceans that have been recorded in Icelandic waters, 4 are most commonly seen: Harbour Porpoise, White-beaked Dolphin, Humpback Whale, and Minke Whale. And on the morning tour we saw all of them! 2-3 Porpoises popped up towards the front of the boat very close by just after we had…

A warm and sunny day with amazing whales

Finally, summer is here! It has been awhile since the temperature has been above 10°C, but today has been really warm and sunny, we didn’t even have to bring out the warm overalls.  Today was a gorgeous day out on Skjálfandi Bay with plenty of whales. We headed out early morning, all eager to find…

whale fun in the sun

After a short journey to the middle of the bay we encountered a Humpback whale which was very friendly towards us. It surfaced in short time intervals and came several times close to the boat. After that we saw a really big blow and started a journey in northerly direction. We encountered the biggest animal…

Real Icelandic experience: tough but whales

Saturday started quite windy but about 20 really interested people wanted to go whale watching. We told them that this are not great conditions and likely a lot them would be sick but these 20 people still really wanted to go because most of them were leaving Husavik afterwards. So we started a quite shaky…

Blue whale dinner party

On Friday we had to go quite far north again but it was well worth it. We saw a Humpback and Blue whales. After we had a nice encounter with a humpback whale we went further west to pick one of the Blue whales to look at. This Blue whale seemed to be feeding at…

Winter in June????

It’s hard to believe that it’s already mid-June. This season is called “summer” in other parts of the world, but obviously not here in Iceland. The wind from the north brought quite high waves but also very cold temperatures. We couldn’t believe our eyes when it started snowing! Difficult conditions for spotting the whales through…

Plenty of food

After the wonderful sunny day yesterday this Wednesday started pretty gray and rainy. However, the sea was perfectly flat when we headed out into the bay. Consequently, it was quite easy to spot a surfacing black back from a big distance already. We got closer and encounetred a humpback whale. The individual was very calm and…