Baleen whale day

We left the harbour at 10:00 onboard “Náttfari” and started to cross the bay, sailing towards the north-western part, where the humpback whales have been feeding the last couple of days. The sea was very calm today and we had excellent whale watching conditions. As we reached the area, after about 45 minutes sailing from…

Killer Whales!!!

To make it short: Today I had one of the best trips since I started guiding here in 2009! About 20 minutes after we had left the harbour, we saw a very high dorsal fin in the distance and after a few seconds it became clear that it was a male killer whale surfacing! (The…

Minkes and Humpbacks

After our successful day yesterday we went out again onboard “Náttfari” and set the course into the same area where we had been yesterday. It took us some time, but after a little while of searching we were rewarded with two minke whales. The minkes were unfortunately not really cooperative, but while waiting for one…

Winter is here

Winter is here! A bit early though in our opinion. The Beautiful Creek Mountains have put on their winter suit. The sea is rough and Kári is blowing from the north. Kári is another name for the wind, in icelandic. The Grímsey wave buoy tells a wave-height of 8 meters. There are few people around…

September has arrived

September has arrived here in Húsavík and the first snow has fallen on the mountains, which look very beautiful these days.   Very strong wind from the north-west prevents us from going out today, but the last couple of days we have had great success: There are still a lot of humpback whales around here…

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…