A very curious minke whale…

Today has been a wonderful day for whale watching here in Skjálfandi Bay. On all our trips we managed to find both humpback and minke whales in flat sea conditions. During the tour at 13:30 we had a simply amazing encounter with a very friendly and curious minke whale who decided to check out our…

A humpback whale and good weather

  Today we had good conditions for whale watching. The sea was calm and we managed to find a humpback whale in all four tours.   We went out four times today in pretty good conditions. Even though it’s getting closer to summer we still have cold weather, so it’s very important to dress warmly…

Bad conditions for whale watching

  Today we had a lot of waves and the wind was blowing strongly. We found one humpback whale but found it hard to get close to it due to the weather.   We cancelled the first tour of the day because of bad weather conditions. The weather was a bit better in the afternoon…

An excellent day for whale watching

Yesterday was a perfect day for whale watching. We had an amazing weather, searching conditions were excellent and plenty of wildlife in the bay.   On our first tour at 10:00 h yesterday morning we saw five minke whales within half an hour of sailing. They were all in the same area so every direction…

March 23rd – 25th

The last couple of days have been a little bit tricky.   On Monday (March 23.) we had northerly storm with snow fall and really rough weather that prevented us to go out on sea, so the tour was cancelled.   On Tuesday, we went out in rather difficult conditions since there was still some…

Orcas – Killer Whales!

We sailed out in pretty windy southerly winds but sunny and bright weather. With course towards the Mountains of Creek at the west of the bay, we began to see more and more bird life, including the majestic Northern Gannets which we had not seen so much of so far this season. ©Már Höskuldsson  …

Ideal whale watching weather

For the last couple of days the weather here in Húsavík has been extremely good, ideal whale watching weather, clear sky and calm sea. Is it winter already? It sure doesn’t look like it.   It has been nice to see how many foreign visitors are still here in Iceland. The tourist season is obviously…

Two minkes and snowy mountains

We had not been able to go out now for several days due to bad weather conditions here in Skjálfandi Bay with a lot of wind and very high waves. But today the weather was fine and we were excited to sail out again as we did not know what to expect…..   We set…

A Humpback Whale in winterly conditions…..

Winter has arrived here in Húsavík and the mountains are already wearing their winter outfit. We left the harbour onboard “Náttfari” today after two days of cancellation (due to bad weather here in the bay) and it is of course always exciting to go out after a storm again as you never know what to…

Fin whales and a breaching humpback whale!!!

Today was a very special day out here in Skjálfandi Bay with full of surprises!   We left the harbour at 10:00 onboard “Náttfari” and set the course towards the north-western part of the bay. After about 45 minutes of sailing, we spotted two black backs in the distance but as we sailed there we…

Plenty of whales in beautiful weather

Today and yesterday have both been really successful days here in Skjálfandi Bay: We have seen at least three (sometimes even four) humpback whales on all our tours and on many tours, we have spotted minke whales as well.   All the whales have been in the same area (about 7 miles from Húsavík harbour)…

Four humpbacks and a minke!

On our morning tour at 10:00 we were sailing towards the north-western part of the bay, into the area where we had seen a humpback whale yesterday morning. We did not find the humpback whale on this tour, but in the same area where we had been successful yesterday morning we came across a small…

Minkes, Dolphins and Humpbacks!

We had a simply fantastic tour this morning onboard “Náttfari”! It started with a very nice and friendly minke whale that we encountered after about 30-40 minutes sailing from Húsavík harbour. The minke whale seemed to be feeding in the area, as it took only very short and shallow dives and at one occasion, it…

A minke in the morning…..

We had not been able to go out yesterday due to very windy and bad weather conditions here in Skjálfandi Bay. But as we left the harbour this morning, we were of course hoping to find the humpback whales again, so we set the course towards the north-west. There was no sign of the humpbacks,…

Two tours, two humpbacks, two minkes

We had not been able to go out during the last two days due to very bad weather here in Skjálfandi Bay and it is always exciting to sail out after some days of cancellation as you never know what to expect….. But to make it short: It has been a very successful day! As…

Minke Whales in southerly winds

On both our tours today we saw two minke whales:   During the morning tour at 10:00 we were treated to a very special sight: We saw two minke whales surfacing side by side, next to each other, several times and both individuals seemed to be rather big. We could also clearly see the blow…

A minke whale & harbour porpoises

This morning we had no luck with the bigger whales and the only marine mammals we encountered were a couple of harbour porpoises just outside Húsavík harbour. So we offered our passengers another tour with us for free whenever they should be back in Húsavík.   But in the afternoon we had more luck: Not…

A Humpback Whale and feeding minke whales!

Today was just a great day for whale watching here in Skjálfandi Bay! Just 10 minutes after we had left Húsavík harbour, we found a very hungry minke whale that was feeding at the surface and several times, it was rolling around, showing us its white underside! As we got some fantastic looks at this…

Autumn is arriving….

We were not able to go out at sea yesterday due to very bad weather conditions with strong wind from the north and high waves in the bay.   Today however, the weather was better and we went out again in search for whales. The mountains on the western side of the bay looked very…

A minke a day…..

Today seems to have been the day of the minke whale here in Skjálfandi Bay. We spotted a minke whale on all our tours today (most likely always the same individual) and got some really nice and close-up looks at it. It was also a rather big individual and on some occasions, we could even…