Minkes, dolphins and porpoises

We left the harbour at 10:00 onboard “Garðar” in beautiful weather conditions and set the course towards the puffin island Lundey, into an area where some minke whales were seen feeding yesterday.  But the first species that we spotted on the trip was a group of white-beaked dolphins, just north-west of Lundey. We followed the…

The show must go on!

The much feared weather gods were obviously in a good mood when we set off at 10:00 from harbor on Garðar. The sun high in the sky, the sea glittering like a thousand diamonds and a warm breeze from the southeast. Me and Baldur, the other guide, climbed into the steel cauldron that is the…

A sea surface or a mirror?

Today Garðar went out for two really successful tours; in weather conditions to remember! It was fully booked for both of the tours and of course it’s always pleasant experience for a guide to be able show so many passengers something as amazing as the whale watching was today. On both of the tours we…

Humpbacks in the sun

Another sunny day in Husavik as we leave with Garðar out of the harbour. A flat sea is going to make wildlife watching so much easier!We see lots of dolphins, mothers and calves and 5 different Humpback whales, of which most of them lazy and spending quiet time at the surface, lucky for us!  …

Sea, sunshine & whales

A flat sea, lots of sunshine and a beautiful mountain backdrop. North Sailing´s boat Gardar is leaving Husavik harbour and we are ready to look for some wildlife. We have the pleasure of meeting several Humpback whales in the bay of which one being very calm and sleepy. Each time before going on a deeper…

To know a Humpback Whale

I went out with guide Sabrina for the 10 o’clock. I am still picking up a lot of her knowledge, she is an outstanding guide, her enthusiastic approach is very inspiring and I will be stealing a lot of her guiding technique in the future. It was quite the pleasent trip, a Humpback rolled over…

Humpback whales everywhere

The last couple of weeks we have always had a lot of humpback whales here in the bay, but the number of humpback whales that we saw today was once again incredible! We left the harbour at 10:00 onboard “Garðar” and we had already heard from our friends on “Náttfari” (North Sailing’s second biggest boat)…

The ideal whale watching

When Garðar went out for the trip at half past one o´clock the weather was really beautiful; it was summer warmth in the air and the seaward wind was minimal. The conditions for whale watching don’t get much better than this in Skjálfandi bay! We set our course to the mountains (Creek mountains) in the…

Dolphins and more Dolphins

Ever since we had the bad weather few days ago the Dolphins have been coming more into the bay than before. And so we found some Dolphins on the 10 o’clock this morning, few Humpback Whales and a lonly Minke Whale. On top of that the weather is just unbelievable. Really relaxed and satisfying tour…

Logging humpbacks

This morning it was a bit windy in Húsavík but out on sea it was actually calmer (usually it is the other way around). With a full boat we headed out and it wasn’t long until we found us the first set of humpback whales. They were logging (that means they were drifting like logs…

Safety training

Today the strong northern winds made us incapable of going whale watching. The wave buoy close to Grimsey Island showed 3.4 meters at the highest and the rain was pouring. Still we showed up for work, since captain Hrólfur had called us in for a safety training. We carefully went over the safety equipment on…