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,…

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…

A breaching Humpback in the evening sun!

Today was another fantastic whale watching day here in Skjálfandi Bay: We had beautiful weather conditions (especially in the afternoon) and during the day we were able to spot four different species of whales: Humpback Whales, Minke Whales, White-Beaked Dolphins and Harbour Porpoises. Most of these animals were feeding among big groups of seabirds on…