Plenty of whales in the bay

As we headed to the bay to day for the 13:30 trip we set the course towards the western part of the bay. Earlier we had seen Minke whales, Humpback whales and White beaked dolphins there. We had not been sailing for long as our captain Hrólfur told me that he had spotted a minke…

Blue whaleparty in the bay

Today as I headed to the bay together with captain Hreiðar we decided to set the course towards north west. After about an half hour sailing we spotted a really big spout in the distance. As we got closer we noticed that there was not only one whale, there were three Blue whales side by…

Blue whales in the bay.

This morning as we headed to the bay we did not know what to expect. On our boat Garðar we set course towards the mountains in the western part of the bay. As we arrived there we noticed the big amount of birds flying there. Soon we also noticed at least three Minke whales there.…

Minkes and dolphins in the fog!

We had just sailed out of the harbor and into a massive fog when we saw a big group of white beaked dolphins! They were swimming fast and were very close to the land so we kept our distance and sailed along with them for 10-15 minutes! They light was mysterious because of the mixture…

A perfect day!

At 10am this morning we sailed out into Skjálfandi bay and the weather was perfect, the sea was completely flat and it was half clouded. It didn’t take more than 15 minutes before we spotted a Minke whale. It was very calm and we got quite close to it several times. Then we headed in…

A very hungry humpback whale….

The foggy conditions from yesterday had cleared up this morning and the conditions were almost perfect for whale watching: Good visibility and the sea was very flat as well. We left the harbour at 10:00 onboard “Náttfari” and set the course in the direction of puffin island Lundey. Just south-west of Lundey all of a…

A breaching humpback in the fog!

It has been very foggy today in Skjálfandi Bay, but despite the fog, the whale watching has been fantastic! On our tour at 10:00 we encountered three different humpback whales (one of them lob-tailing a few times) and a small group of white-beaked dolphins close to Lundey, the puffin island.   Also on the next…

Humpbacks, Minkes and a Blue Whale!

We have had a fantastic whale watching day here in Skjálfandi Bay today: The weather was very nice, the sea really flat and we encountered several species of big baleen whales during the day:   During the tours at morning and early afternoon, there was a big feeding party going on in the north-western party…

First tour on Garðar for this season.

Today we headed out, yet again in absolutely beautiful weather. Our boat Garðar went out for its first tour of the season and it went really well. We went west towards the Creek Mountains and got really close to them. They were stunning today with the sun shining on them. Close to the mountains we…

A feeding party in the bay!

Today we headed out in beautiful weather conditions. The sun has been shining all day and it’s been real nice and warm.   We sailed straight west, towards the Creek Mountains and over there we were in for a treat. There were countless Minkey Whales feeding and all around us were groups of Arctic turns…

Sperm whales in Skjálfandi Bay!!!!

When we went out into Skjálfandi Bay this morning, nobody knew what great surprise was awaiting us. After a short encounter with some Harbor porpoises we sailed into the western part of the bay and observed several Minke whales and a Humpback whale. They were surrounded by hundreds of birds and all of them were…

First tour on Knörrinn for this season

To day the new month began and now we have more departures than before. Together with captain Hörður, I went for the 9 o´clock trip. The course was set towards the western part of the bay. Soon after we arrived there we spotted a Minke whale. We did not have to wait for too long…

First evening tour a great success

During the day, we encountered five different species of cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) today: We spotted the blue whales again, found some feeding humpback and minke whales, met some playful white-beaked dolphins and also got a glimpse at the smallest whale here in the North Atlantic, the harbour porpoise. In addition to our tours…

Blue sky, no winds and plenty of whales

Once again we headed to the bay this morning. The sun was shining and no clouds were visible. we set the course to the western part of the bay. As we were almost across the bay we saw a spout north of us. So the course was set towards there. As we had gotten to…

Whale watching paradise

The whale watching here in Skjálfandi Bay is just hard to top these days and also today we had three absolutely amazing trips!!!   During the tour at 10:00, we encountered two very relaxed humpback whales that spend a while right next to our boat. While we were watching the two humpbacks, we suddenly spotted…

Blue whales, blue whales and more blue whales!

When we left the harbour, we immediately set the course towards the area where we had seen all the large whales during the last couple of days. After sailing for about 45 minutes, we spotted the blow from a humpback whale and of course we took a few looks at the humpback. While watching the…

What a day!

It has been a fantastic day for whale watching here in Skjálfandi Bay with very good weather conditions and four species of whales! The day started with at least two minke whales close to the “Fish Rock” in the western part of the bay. We could watch the minke whales feeding close to the surface,…

A bay full of whales

After a few days off I was looking forward to it going again whale watching. I had heard of what has been in the bay the last days and was hoping to see some of those species. As we headed to the bay at 10  o´clock trip we had not sailed for long as we…

The whale party continues

The whale watching is just amazing these day here in Skjálfandi Bay, and today was no exception! It started with two nice groups of white-beaked dolphins and two humpback whales, one of them taking a little nap next to our boat, on the tour at 10:00. On the next tour (at 13:30) we saw some…

The Blue whales are still here!

There are not many places in the world where you can see the blue whale, the biggest animal on earth….here in Húsavík we are actually really lucky to have these impressive animals as regular guests during the early summer months here in our bay. We have seen blue whales every day during the last five…