Sun-Day

Yesterday I mentioned the cool temperatures, but today the summer is back in Northern Iceland! The sun was shining when we sailed west and already from a distance we saw the sun rays reflected from several black backs. Close to the mountains we saw at least five minke whales and about the same number of…

Calm sea – but active whales!

When we sailed out to search for the whales today, the sea was completely calm again. This means ideal conditions for spotting the animals! In the morning we set the course in direction of the Víknafjöll mountains, where we saw the whales the last couple of days. But before we reached the very west of…

A feeding party in Skjálfandi bay!

Today was a fantastic day! The weather was really nice and the sun was shining on us.  On our morning tour we had a great feeding party going on in the western part of the bay, close to the mountains. We had several humpback whales feeding really close to us, coming up with their mouth…

Still lots of humpbacks and minkes

Today I had my first tours on our biggest boat “Garðar” this year and when we left the harbour at 10:00 this morning, there was quite a cold and fresh wind coming from the north…..we gave all our passengers some warm overalls and headed out into the bay, setting the course towards the mountains into…

Festival of flukes

Warm summer weather seems to be over…at least for a while, A heavy sea mist has rolled into the bay, hiding the mountain tops from our view. Of course, the whales don’t care about the weather, and we were optimistic after so many succesful days in a row. We first crossed a few porpoises just…

An active humpback whale

The morning tour turned out splendid when we encountered a humpback whale, very known to us from former years in the bay, who decided to come close to the boat and show his or her beautiful white fluke! Quite a lot of activity for a short burst, slapping the tail on the surface before going…

Athletic whales

On land, today the National Day was celebrated. At sea, the whales celebrated Sports Day! We left the harbor in summer weather conditions and sailed straight westward. Suddenly we noticed some splashes in front of us: A large group of white beaked dolphins was about to do some morning exercises! They jumped out of the…

4 species for a summer time

The boat Náttfari left the mooring under a bright summer sun. The air temperature was quite mild and the sea very flat. The perfect conditions for whale-watching were combined… While we were crossing the Skjálfandi bay, we met harbour porpoises, some puffins and even a minke whale, until we finally spotted our first humpback whale,…

Whale, dolphin & porpoise delight

Countless humpback and minke whales surfaced under the morning light and the ocean breeze. Some of them came close to the boat. We briefly met a couple of harbour porpoises who were swimming so fast that we could think they were properly bouncing on the waves. A little further out, a huge humpback whale jumped…

A sunny june rich in whales

Another day full of promises for the boat Náttfari leaving Húsavík under a bright shining sun, tempered by a cold sea breeze, though. It didn´t take long before we spotted our first minke whale, not very far away from the harbour. Immediately after we sighted the spouts belonging to a few humpback whales. During the…

Breaching minke whale

Today again several surprises were awaiting us. On the first tour we met already three humpback whales on our way into the western part of Skjálfandi Bay. Later we saw more of them, also two minke whales and a small group of harbor porpoises close to the boat. When we turned the boat to start…

Whale watching non-stop!!!

The summer weather in Northern Iceland goes on and so does the feeding party in Skjálfandi Bay! Also today the sun was shining and the south wind caused high temperatures. When we left the harbor, we already spotted several blows in front of us. And that’s how it went on! The humpback whales occurred in…

Whales, swell and fun

Although the sun was shining in Husavik, it was still cold and foggy in the bay. Our guests were happy that we suggested them to wear the overall jackets, and even happier when we spotted our first whale not far away from the harbour, a minke less shy than the average, making several appearances not…

Lobtail in the fog

Another fantastic day full of whales in Skjalfandi Bay. In spite of a thick fog, the conditions for whale watching have once again proved to be excellent. Several whales were present. Lots of sea birds were also spotted during the tours: puffins, gannets, fulmars, eiders, skuas and arctic terns were competing with the minke and…

Sunday brunch

On our morning tour we had numerous guests from a cruising ship, which stopped in the harbor of Húsavík. Although the day started quite rainy, the sea was flat and nobody cared about the weather anyway. What was the reason? Of course the whales!!! Even though it was quite foggy and we worried whether we…

A breaching Humpback whale in the sun!

Today was an amazing day! The weather was great and the bay was full of life. On our 10:00 tour we saw a Humback whale jump twice only a few meters away from the boat, leaving everyone simply speachless! It was truly amazing. We then headed west where we spotted Humpback whales, Minke whales and Harbour Porpoises feeding among big groups of…

The Great Feeding goes on

Also today the conditions for whale watching in Skjálfandi Bay remained unchanged: The whales were easy to find, because they occurred not only close to the mountains but also in the middle and southern part of the bay. We got impressive looks on several humpback whales. It was also very nice to see feeding minke…

An amazing day!!

So today was a fantastic day! The day started out very sunny, and the bay silky smooth. We encountered several whales, probably around ten minke whales and ten humpback whales, and we even spotted a couple of harbor porpoises, but very shortly though. The bay was very crowded by whales and the visibility extremely good, we could…

Humpback whales simply everywhere!!!

Weather conditions could not have been better today! The sea was smooth as a mirror and the temperatures felt more like the Caribbean than Iceland. We sailed out to search for the whales, but in fact it was not a hard job to find them: The whales seemed to be everywhere! We spotted the blows…

Four species in the sun!

We sailed out in beautiful sunshine this morning and only a few minutes after we left the harbour we spotted a very big spout. As we got closer to it we realized that this was actually a Blue whale, the biggest animal ever to have lived on the earth. We got a few looks at…

Náttfaris successful start into the season

Again we had a very successful whale watching day! Obviously there is still a lot of food in the bay. On our 10 o’ clock tour, when we went out with our boat Náttfari for the first time this season, we saw not only several minke whales busy feeding, but also some harbor porpoises and…