High waves/High whales

This was the kind of days when sea legs (or at least sea hearts) are a requirement to enjoy whales. In very difficult conditions, our passengers enjoyed a beautiful humpback whale show, made all the more unique by the impressive waves we experienced. For the first time as a whale watching guide, I even watched…

Cold waves

Today was a day for good sea legs! After a very bumpy ride this morning, we actually had to turn the boat around after few minutes out on the second tour, since we were afraid that our passenger would not enjoy the experience. But the ones that came in the morning could enjoy a fantastic…

Three species

Today was just another nice day for whale watching here in Skjálfandi Bay and it showed us once more that you never know what to expect when you go out at sea looking for whales.   During the morning tour we encountered a very nice humpback whale which was feeding close to the surface not…

Autumn joys

Our dear Husavik has now taken its Fall coat, but our two tours of the days were filled up with absouloute delights. The morning tour and afternoon tours were beautiful, with 4 to 5 humpback whales each, jumping, tail-slapping, lounge-feeding and even…. pooing on the second tour. If the weather finally reflects our time of…

Humpbacks everywhere!

We left the harbour onboard “Náttfari” this morning and headed out in beautiful autumn weather conditions into Skjálfandi Bay.   After only 15-20 minutes of sailing, we already spotted the first blow from a humpback whale and as we took some closer looks at this individual, we already saw several more blows not too far…

Endless summer

The summer seems to never end here in Husavik. The weather is just as good as it was a couple of months back and the whales have very fortunatly kept on swimming through the bay. Today, once again, Humpback Whales entertained us. Even though they were travelling a lot, we still had the chance of…

All sails up!

As Haukur was down for maintenance, Hildur was our choice schooner for whale-watching today. A favorite to sail on, and the winner of our Schooner Regatta last month, Hildur’s white sails and summer oak hull are a treat to look at. Its hard to believe that this beautiful boat used to be a fishing boat,…

Sperm whales!

Though the weather was cloudy, our enthusiastic group of whale-watchers and crew departed Húsavík harbour aboard our schooner Haukur. As we sailed through the bay, we first encountered a  Humpback whale that was happy to stay close to the boat, and being very showy with its fluke as it dived down deeper into the water.…

Autumn colors

All through the summer, we have seen the Bay transform into a number of colors: Víknarfjöll started the season completely white with snow in May, changing to black as the snow melted, slowly becoming greener in June and July as the Icelandic spring set in. Now streaks of red and orange cover these beautiful mountains,…

Whales and sails

Today, Haukur headed out into Skjálfandi Bay with the hope of finding some of the whales that frequent its nutrient rich waters. Our captain Tryggvi, soon spotted an unmistakable blow, and we were with our first whale! A friendly Humpback whale that was content to stay near the boat, delighting our passengers with its presence. We could…