Three species per trip

Today has been just another very nice whale watching day here in Skjálfandi Bay and we enjoyed two trips in very calm sea conditions with plenty of wildlife. The morning tour started with two humpback whales that were swimming side by side just a few hundred metres from the Húsavík lighthouse. After some nice looks…

Humpbacks, minkes and harbour porpoises.

Today we spotted three whale species; humpback whales, minke whales and harbour porpoises. We also spotted many birds, like gannet, artic skua, artic tern, a lot of puffins and fulmars.  In the 10 o’clock tour a minke whale came up next to the boat rolling around, showing it’s belly. It was also very curious and…

A beautiful day!

Today was an absolutely beautiful day to go wale watching. We spotted four humpback whales, four minke whales and a group of harbour porpoises. They are still very busy feeding, but still, they are so calm around us. They clearly do not mind us looking at them at all, and came so close to us we could…

…and the feeding party goes on

Yesterday was a great day for whale watching here in the bay, and today was quite similar: We headed straight west towards the mountains and as we came closer, there were again hundreds of seabirds (mainly kittiwakes and fulmars) circling around at the surface…..and in between them we spotted at least three different minke whales.…

Feeding Frenzy!

This morning we were joined by a group of school kids from the local school here in Húsavík and they definitely chose the right day to go out with us: It has been a wonderful whale watching day here in Skjálfandi Bay! The sea was really calm and during the morning tour we encountered four…

Two very hungry Humpback Whales

Both our 10:00 and our 13:30 tour have been very similar today: We went out in beautiful weather conditions and it didn’t take long until we came across two humpback whales, feeding just south of the puffin island Lundey. They were both very busy feeding and obviously very hungry…..which is understandable, as some whales have…

A Humpback very close to Húsavík

The weather gods were not really on our side and as it was quite windy today, we decided to search along the eastern side of the bay, giving us a bit more shelter from the land. This decision paid off pretty soon! After sailing for about 30 minutes, we spotted the blow from a humpback…

Four species on one trip

Just a few minutes after we had left the harbour, we saw some black dorsal fins in the distance and as we got closer we were surrounded by group of white-beaked dolphins….quite a good start for our tour. After a while, we sailed further west and as we got closer to the fish rock (“Skerið”),…

Perfect whale watching

Today was just a fantastic day for whale watching in Skjálfandi Bay: The sea was almost as flat as a mirror and the bay was full of life. On the morning tour we encountered a humpback whale just about 20-30 minutes after we had left Húsavík harbour, a bit south of Lundey, the puffin island.…

Five Humpbacks and a Big Blue

We had two very nice whale watching tours today with fantastic whale encounters:On the morning tour we found the two humpback whales again that have been around the last couple of days (usually quite close to the mountains in the western part of the bay).   In the afternoon we found three different humpback whales.…

The Blue Whales are back!!!

We still have winter weather here in Húsavík and there was quite a lot of snow at the harbour this morning. When leaving the harbour, we set the course directly towards the area where the minke and humpback whales had been yesterday. As we got closer to that area, we spotted a minke whale and…

Humpback and Minke Whales after the storm

It is always exciting to go out again after a storm or a period of bad weather. We had cancelled our tours the last two days due to bad weather so we were excited to go out again this morning. As we left the harbour we set the course towards the mountains and after having…

Humpback day in Skjálfandi Bay

When we left the harbour this morning onboard “Bjössi Sör”, it took us only a few minutes to spot the first whales today: A humpback whale and a minke whale were just outside Húsavík harbour, just a few hundred metres from the yellow lighthouse. A really nice surprise to see the whales so close to…

Fantastic whale watching!!!

To make it short: Today we had two amazing whale watching tours, probably the best tours so far this season. We had beautiful sunny weather the whole day here in Skjálfandi Bay with almost no clouds at all.   This morning we started by searching the area around the Fish Rock (“Fiskisker” in icelandic), as…

Lots of puffins, but no luck with the whales…..

We left the harbour and started to search on the eastern side of the bay, so we sailed in the direction of Lundey, the puffin island. After a while, we changed the course and sailed further west towards the mountains and while crossing the bay, we encountered large numbers of puffins. During the trip we…

A Blue Whale in the snow

We left the harbour this morning with high hopes, trying to find the blue whale again that we spotted yesterday afternoon. As we crossed the bay in westerly direction, sailing towards the mountains, it was snowing quite a lot and we also enjoyed some superb bird watching in these winterly conditions! We saw several Northern…

The Blue Whale is back!!!

Today we went on two trips in beautiful weather conditions. On our morning tour at 10:00 we went out with the crew and the former owners of our new sailing boat “Opal” and they really enjoyed sailing around with us in Skjálfandi Bay. But the highlight was our afternoon trip! After sailing for about 45…