Acrobats of the sea

The fury of the northwestern winds was clearly over this morning, and we navigated on a quiet sea. The Skjálfandi Bay once again proved to be one the best spots in the world for observing humpback whales. Here, there, everywhere, a large number of humpback whales manifested their presence by spouting their characteristic heart-shaped blow.…

Whale and wave watching

This morning we sailed out into Skálfandi bay in very choppy seas. The conditions were quite rough, but we managed to finally find a humpback whale. We had almost passed it when we saw the spout, but when the wind is blowing this hard, the spout isn’t visible for a very long time because it…

An amazing tour!

Today I went on the tour at 10 o’clock and it was simply amazing! We were so lucky! We had to sail for quite some time before we saw any whales, but when we did, we could not have asked for a better show! First we spotted some spouts, and when we got closer we…

A bumpy, but great day!

Today we were expecting a grey and rainy day, but instead we sailed into a beautiful, sunny day, altough the wind started blowing around noon and then it got a bit wavy. But the luck was also with us whale wise. We spotted many humpback whales, probably around four or five, and two of them…

A day of superlatives

Today was certainly one of the warmest days we’ve had this summer so far. The sea was flat like a mirror – meaning perfect whale watching conditions for us! In the morning we encountered several humpback whales. One of them seemed to be resting: It was very calm and stayed on the surface for a…

Humpback party!

The sky was grey and some raindrops were falling when we sailed out from Húsavík harbor this morning with a full boat of passengers covered in oranges raincoats. Fortunately the sea was calm so the conditions were quiet good.  We headed west towards the mountains and the bay was full of birdlife. Just after about…

Our largest resident is back !!!

During the morning tour, chilly northwestern winds were bringing all the cold from Greenland. Our boat Nàttfari was navigating on a rather choppy sea. Fortunately it didn’t take long before we spotted our first humpback whale, always lifting its gracious fluke very high into the air, and disapprearing almost vertically into the depths. A few…

Playful humpback whales!

The weather was a bit rough today, but the whales didn’t seem to mind it, they were in a great mood!  On our first tour we spotted 6 humpback whales. At one point we were observing one humpback whale when all of the sudden we realized that there was something going on behind the boat. We…

Tail Lobbing and fun

I say “Tail Lob”!Although we had some clouds, grey skies and some rain – really not that usual in Iceland, we all came ashore with a smile on our face. We had just been witnesses of a tail lobbing Humpback whale! He or she also laid on the back and front to slap the fluke on…

The last day in June

Although June was very warm and sunny this year, the weather changed the last few days. The temperatures reminded of the striking distance to the Arctic Circle – it was quite chilly! But our warm overalls protected our passengers from feeling cold. When we left the harbor, the Víknafjöll-mountains in the west were covered in…

Your lucky day?

If you wanted to see Humpback whales, Harbour porpoises and Minke whales, then this was your lucky day! We were fortunate to encounter all 3 species in our morning tour today. The wind was up and the boat was rocking a little on the waves while we crossed to the West. As the wind was coming…

Wild temper

 The Friday started quite cold and rainy. But of course the weather was no reason to worry: All passengers were wrapped in warm overalls and nobody had to feel cold. In the middle of the bay we encountered a humpback whale. The whale was surfacing a lot, taking only shallow dives, which was very nice…