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…

Sails up!

Wind in Skjálfandi Bay is never predictable, and the Bay can completely transform in no time at all! Our passengers definitely saw this today, as we headed out into sunshine, calm seas and hardly a breeze. These conditions were perfect for whale watching, and the whales were happily coming to the surface, giving us an…

Chilly days

Today, our lovely schooner Haukur headed out into a chilly Skjálfandi Bay. Yet, the cold is no match for our warm and cozy red overalls! With our passengers and crew all bundled up, we were ready for some whale watching. And the whales did not disappoint! Four Humpback whales paid us a visit, sometimes coming very…