… blowing in the wind …

Wooooooh, what a stormy day was today! Some “leftovers” from a hurricane hit Iceland and brought us rough sea conditions. This is always a challenge for us, since it’s more difficult to spot some animals between the high waves and the white caps caused by the wind are quite tricky as well. However, we were…

Entertaining whales

The wonderful weather causes good mood – not only all our passengers were in perfect mood today, but also the whales. In the morning we observed a humpback whale, when suddenly a minke whale surfaced close to the bigger animal. These whales are usually quite shy and sometimes difficult to approach. Not so that one!…

Whales and sunshine!

No need for the warm and cozy overalls that we provide today– the sun was shining and it was really warm.   We had great success on all of our tours today. We had quite a few Humpback Whales spread around the bay and they all seemed to be relaxed and enjoying the sun. We…

Summer!?

There was one thing we really didn’t need today: our cosy overalls! It was incredibly warm and when the wind calmed down and the sun made her way through the dark clouds it felt like a day in midsummer! In the morning it didn’t take us too long to find the whales. After about half…

Perfect day!!!!

What a day was today! Everything seemed to be perfect. It was very calm, a bit cloudy (so no glare!) and unusual warm. The visibility was even good enough to see Grímsey, the island located at the Arctic Circle. Best conditions to spot the whales! And it didn’t take us too long to find them.…

The sun is back! :-D

Finally the weather changed and we got excellent conditions for whale watching today: It was sunny and quite warm and the wind calmed down. After a storm it’s always exciting to go out, because the waves are mixing the water column, which might increase the availability of food and thus attract the whales! However, there…

Mating in the bay!

We saw three different species during our tours the whole day. Two humpback whales, two minke whales and a super pod of white beaked dolphins mating in the north west part of the bay.  Our tour on boat Knörinn at 16:00 brought passengers back to the port with big smiles on their faces. They were…

Dolphins everywhere!

I have been guiding two trips onboard “Náttfari” today and on both tours we encountered the same two species: The humpback whales and the white-beaked dolphins.   On the first tour (at 11:00) we only got a short look at the dolphins but had some nice encounters with two humpback whales. Especially the second humpback…