A very hungry Humpback Whale

Today we encountered three different humpback whales on our tour this morning, but especially the first of these three whales was really spectacular to watch: It was a humpback whale that was feeding at the surface and came up several times with the mouth wide open right next to our boat, so on some occasions…

Fantastic whale watching conditions!

It was an absolutely amazing day out at sea today with fantastic weather (no clouds, sunshine, extremely flat sea conditions) and nice whales: In total, we have seen at least five different humpback whales today and especially on the second tour it was really nice to see them feeding with the so-called “bubble net feeding”…

A breaching Humpback in the sun!

We went on two trips today onboard “Bjössi Sör” in sunny weather conditions and on both tours we encountered several humpback whales: During the morning tour we spotted three different whales, in the afternoon we saw even four humpback whales and the highlight of this tour was definitely one humpback whale that was breaching a…

Two humpbacks and snow covered mountains

We left the harbour in beautiful winter conditions onboard “Bjössi Sör” this morning: It was cold, but the weather was very nice and the mountains on the other side of the bay were just stunning: They were completely white and the light was just beautiful for some nice winter landscape photos! During the tour we…

Hungry humpbacks

It was still very cold today in Skjálfandi Bay, but the good thing is: The whales are still there! :-)During the morning tour we met a humpback whale that was very busy feeding at the surface, sometimes coming up with the mouth full of food – a very spectacular sight! In the afternoon we spotted…

Lots of humpbacks after the storm!

We had not been able to go out at sea the last two days due to very strong winds and bad weather conditions here in Húsavík. It had been snowing during the night and in the morning, so it was very cold at sea and the waves were also still very high. But it was…

Three species in the bay

It started pretty well this morning when we got word about a minke whale in the eastern part of the bay and as we arrived in the area, it did not take long for captain Már and me to spot the minke whale surfacing. But even though we have been waiting for a very long…

Beautiful weather, but not many whales

We had really beautiful weather conditions here in Skjálfandi Bay today (the sea was as flat as a mirror and the sun was shining the whole day) and if there would have been any bigger whales around, we could have seen them from miles away. After about two hours of searching we were rewarded with…

Two minkes and a humpback

It was very cold in Húsavík and out in Skjálfandi Bay today and during both tours, it was even snowing a bit. During the morning tour we found a very nice humpback whale in the western part of the bay, a very nice surprise as we had not seen the humpbacks in the bay for…

Minke whale day in Skjálfandi Bay

It has been raining quite a lot today in Húsavík, but the whales didn’t seem to care: In total we have seen at least three different minke whales today. In the morning we encountered one very nice minke whale (quite a big individual) just about 20-30 minutes from Húsavík harbour. We spent a lot of…

A Walrus in Skjálfandi Bay!!!

Today’s 13:30 tour was a very special tour for both passengers and crew onboard “Bjössi Sör”: We had just left Húsavík harbour as we suddenly saw something surfacing just a few hundred metres from our boat. We were not sure what it was: A small whale? A seal? But as we got closer and closer…

Two feeding humpbacks, one acrobatic humpback

This morning we had to go out a bit further than usual to find the humpback whales, but it was totally worth it! We encountered two humpback whales and could watch them while they enjoyed their breakfast. They were definitely busy feeding and often came up with a mouth full of food, often swimming side…

Acrobatic humpback whales

Very similar to the last couple of days, we have also spotted many humpback whales today in Skjálfandi Bay. In total there must have been anything between eight and ten humpback whales in the area and there were humpback whale blows almost anywhere in the bay. On some occasions, we also had up to three…

Humpback whale autumn party

The humpback whales are still here in big numbers and today we have seen at least eight different individuals in the bay. With the beautiful snow-covered mountains in the background it was really nice to see so many humpback whales blowing and fluking almost all around us. On some occasions we even had two, three…

A breaching Humpback in the rain

It was quite wet when we left the harbour this morning onboard “Náttfari” and the rain continued for most of the tour. But it was totally worth to go out even in these rainy conditions: We spend a long time with a very nice humpback whale that surfaced right next to our boat a few…

The day after the storm

There was a big storm here in the north of Iceland (and also many other parts of the country) and we could not go out at sea during the last four days. But it is always exciting to go out again after such a bad weather period as you never know what to expect. We…