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…

Hungry whales

The whales are still very hungry and stay in the western part of the bay, close to Creek mountains. There are many hungry whales, at least five humpback whales, six minke whales and groups of white beaked dolphins. There were whales all around the boat and birds as well, it was just amazing! The weather…

Orcas and a feeding party

Today not only the weather provided perfect whale watching conditions! The bay was full of life and sometimes it was hard to decide where to go first. In the western part of the bay, close to the mountains, a big feeding party took place. Surrounded by hundreds of birds we saw at least five humpback…

An incredible number of whales!

Today we had (once more) absolutely amazing whale watching tours here in Skjálfandi Bay! On all trips today we spotted numerous humpback whales (there must have been about 10-15 humpback whales in the bay today), several groups of white-beaked dolphins and on our afternoon tours also several minke whales. It was amazing to see them…

Feeding party.

Today was a wonderful day! We think that there are at least eight minke whales and four humpback whales in the bay at the moment. There are also groups of white beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises. All the whales seemed to be very busy feeding, especially the humpback whales. The weather was very nice today,…

A fantastic day!

Today was absolutely beautiful! The weather was very nice, it stopped raining this morning and the sun was shining on us throughout the day. The sea was, however, a little wavy from yesterdays weather. But the whales were present, and gave us really good shows. There are at least five humpback whales in the bay,…

No tours today

Unfortunately we had to cancel all of our tours today. The captains agreed that the weather was too rough and conditions too difficult. The weather forcast looks better for tomorrow, hopefully the wind and waves will have calmed down by tomorrow.   Þorbjörg, guide.

A spout-tacular day!

Today we were really lucky because the crew on Hildur, one of our schooners who was on its way towards Flatey, to continue from there to Grímsey, spotted a mighty spout very far away. We on Bjössi Sör were heading towards a humpback whale when we heard about this huge spout. We however continued to…

A great start into the weekend

Today the sea was quite calm again and although the weather forecast had predicted heavy rain, the sun was shining most of the time. So we had perfect whale watching conditions when we sailed out today. On the first two trips we had wonderful encounters with a humpback whale in the middle of the bay.…

A cold and rainy, but good day.

Today the sea finally had calmed down for the most part since wednesday’s rough weather. We made some good tours with minke whales, white beaked dolphins, harbor porpoises and a humpback whale. We were very glad to see that a humpback whale is back in the bay. The minke whales seemed to be in a…

The Blue whales are back!!!!!!

When we went out for our second whale watching trip on Bjössi Sör today, nobody guessed what was awaiting us. First we crossed the bay and sailed into the western part, where we saw several whales and dolphins the tour before. Although the waves were quite high we spotted two minke whales and got some nice looks…

Safety drill-day

There are no tours today, due to the strong wind that is making the waves very high. So the crews used the day to go over safety on board our boats. We looked at safety plans on board, where everything we need in case of an emergency is located, looked at the safety gear (where…

Breaching Humpback next to the schooner!

Today we went out for the first time this season with our Captain Hreiðar onboard “Bjössi Sör” and as we left the harbour, we set the course to the mountains on the western side of the bay, where most of the whales had been the last couple of days. It didn’t take long until we…

The sun still shines on us.

Today the weather was just absolutely fantastic! Again the sea was flat as a mirror and the sun was shining on us. We were also lucky with the whales, and saw three species today; humpback whales, minke whales and harbor porpoises. The humpback whales we saw in the tour at 10:00 were travelling fast north…

It doesn't get any better….

Our tours today at 10:00 and 13:30 have probably been some of the best tours this season so far……amazing weather conditions and amazing whales!!! The sea has been as flat as a mirror, the sun was shining and during the day we encountered four species of whales: On both trips we saw the humpback whale…

Finally the sun is shining!

Finally the sun has started shining again on our beautiful, small town and of course our wonderful bay! The tours today have been just excellent! The weather beautiful, the whales present, the passengers happy and of course the hot chocolate and cinnamon rolls delicious. We have seen harbor porpoises,white beaked dolphins, minke whales and humpback whales so far. Need I say…

A bumpy day

Today was a good day despite of the waves that linger in the bay after yesterday’s rough weater. We saw humback whales, minke whales and white beaked dolhpins. We saw at least three humpback whales and they seemed to be in a good mood today, and one even splashed with it’s fluke a little for…

Minkes close to Húsavík

Despite the bad weather conditions we decided to give it a try and sail out at 10:00, as there have been whales very close to Húsavík the last couple of days. Our plan worked out and we found a minke whale just a few minutes after we had left the harbour. This minke whale unfortunately…

Snowy tours

Today we sailed out in fairly good weather, although it was very cold, but towards the end of the first tour it started snowing, and it didn’t stop! The whales didn’t mind the snow, and showed us how they still are busy feeding. In the first tour today we saw humpback whales, minke whales and…

Hungry whales in bad weather

The weather gods were not on our side today as it was quite cold and windy today when we went out onboard “Bjössi Sör” this morning. But that didn’t stop the whales from giving us a great show!   In the same area like yesterday (around the Fish Rock, close to the mountains) we encountered…

Humpbacks in the fog

It has been quite foggy and it was also raining a bit today in Skjálfandi Bay. But of course that didn’t stop the whales from being active. This morning we crossed the bay and in the same area like yesterday (close to the Fish Rock) we encountered a lot of birdlife (also a surprisingly big…