A sunny day in Skjálfandi bay with Blue Whales

This morning as we headed to the bay the sun was shining and there was almost no wind. These are great conditions for whale watching. We set the course towards the area we had seen Blue whales yesterday. After about an hour of sailing we spotted a powerful blow and as we got closer we…

Four species in the bay today

Today as we headed out to the bay for the five o´clock trip we were looking forward for it because we had been successful earlier seeing Minke whales, Humpback whales and white beaked dolphins. On the way over the bay we saw powerful spouts in the distains. As we came closer we noticed that we…

Blue Whales and breaching Humpbacks!

We headed out this morning in pretty rough weather, the wind was blowing from the north and it was raining. After a great day yesterday, we were hoping the Blue Whales were still around.    As we sailed north we spotted a huge spout and soon realized that it was from a Blue Whale! It…

A Blue Whale in Skjálfandi Bay!

We thought it would be hard to top yesterday, but what we have seen today was simply amazing! It started with three nice humpback whales this morning and while we were waiting for the humpbacks to surface again, we suddenly spotted a huge blow further north, not too far away from us – a blue…

A perfect day for whale watching

We have had wonderful conditions for whale watching on all our trips today: The sea was as flat as a mirror, the sun was shining for most of the day and the bay was just full of life. Very similar to the last days, there was a big feeding frenzy going on in the western…

Feeding Humpback whales in the surface

Today as we went out for the trip at 13:30 the it was getting a bit colder and was starting to rain. Soon the wind was blowing from the north and the raining was getting stronger. Ether way we continued our trip towards the mountains in the western part of the bay. As we got…

Bay full of whales and birds

This morning as we headed out to Skjálfandaflói the sea was calm and the sun was shining. We set course towards the mountains at the western part of the bay. As we arrived there and started looking for the whales we just had to look for the birds because there were hundreds of arctic turns…

A Humpback Whale breaching for half an hour!

When we left the harbour at 10:00 onboard our boat “Bjössi Sör”, we did not know that this would become a tour to remember: It started with at least three minke whales in the western part of the bay, feeding among hundreds of seabirds. As we were waiting for one of the minke whales to…

A feeding frenzy and a Humpback Whale

On all our trips today the main action was in the area close to the so called “Fiskisker” (“Fish Rock”) close to the mountains on the western side of the bay. We encountered several minke whales (sometimes up to four of them in the same area) feeding among hunreds of seabirds, mainly arctic terns, kittiwakes…

The bay full of life

Today, as we got out to Skjálfandaflói we set the course towards the area where we had seen plenty of whales yesterday. On the way towards the western part we enjoyed the weather and the sailing. As we came closer to the mountains we opened our eyes even more than before to find the whales from…

Minke whale festival

This morning as we headed out for whale watching we were not expecting good weather. But as we got to the bay we were surprised how good the weather was. As we reached the middle of the bay we saw a minke whale. We got a great view at this animal. Hawing watched this animal…

Happy ending of a trip in the rain

This afternoon as we headed into the rain on Skjálfandaflói we set the course to the western part of the bay. There we had spotted a Minke whale earlier this morning. As we arrived there we did not spot any whales. As we gave up on that area we went further north hoping there we…

The first breaching humpback whale!!!

When we left the harbour at 17:00 on board “Bjössi Sör” today, we had already spotted white-beaked dolphins, minke whales and harbour porpoises on our previous tours during the day.   We set the course towards the western part of the bay, where the minke whales have been seen earlier in the afternoon. But after…

Feeding frenzy in Skjálfandi Bay!!!

Today we had some amazing whale watching tours here in Skjálfandi Bay: The area close to the mountains was filled with life! Already from a distance we could see hundreds of seabirds (mainly Arctic Terns, Kittiwakes and Fulmars) feeding close to the surface and as we got closer, we spotted minke whales, minke whales and…

Minke day with hunting Gannets

It has been a busy day for us today, but we did not only sail out with many passengers today, we have also been successful with showing them whales on all our tours today.   The main species today was the minke whale: We found at least three minke whales on our morning tour at…

The first jumping whale of the season

Today we had grate conditions for whale watching. No wind and flat sea. In the trip at 10 o´clock we had been successful so we headed again out full of hope finding something. As we were in the middle of the bay we spotted a minke whale. This one was not diving so long but…

Whales in the rain

After yesterday’s very successful afternoon, we set the course immediately in a north-westerly direction, towards the area where all the whales have been yesterday afternoon. As we arrived in the area, there was absolutely no sign of any whale or dolphin activity, so we decided to sail further west, towards the snow-covered mountains. Pretty close…

Four species on one trip!

Today was a really crazy day here in Skjálfandi Bay! Especially the tour at 13:30 was a really special one: On this tour we encountered four different species! It started with a very nice group of white-beaked dolphins close to the mountains in the western part of the bay and after taking a good look…

Dolphin day in Skjálfandi Bay

We have had three very nice tours in fantastic weather conditions today: The sun was shining almost the whole day, there was not a single cloud to be seen and the sea was as flat as a mirror.   On all three trips we encountered minke whales, harbour porpoises and large numbers of white-beaked dolphins.…

Plenty of whales in the bay

As we headed out to the bay this morning the bay was laying in front of us. No cloud was visible an the see was calm. Captain Hrólfur set the course towards the mountains. After about an hour of sailing we spotted the first Minke Whale of the day. After a while we spotted some…

The baleen whales are back!

We started our tour this morning by taking a good look at the puffins at Lundey, the puffin island here in Skjálfandi bay. It is always a pleasure to see these charismatic little “clowns of the sea” close-up and preparing everything for the upcoming nesting season.   We continued our trip as we set the…