Four whale species and Lions Mane Jellyfishes

The weather is still warm and nice but the next days it’s expected to change in temperature. The signs of summer ending are more obvious every day. Birdlife is not as abundant and floating in the sea are many Lions Mane Jellyfishes who prefer cold water.  Today was interesting as the whales we saw just…

Humpbacks and Bottlenose Whales

We left the harbour this morning in very good weather conditions at 10:00 and set the course towards the area, where the humpback whales had been seen yesterday afternoon. But we didn’t have to sail as long as yesterday, as the humpbacks seem to have moved further into the bay now, which is of course…

The Humpbacks are back again!

I was very optimistic when we headed out on Garðar this morning, I was sure that this was going to be a good day. The reason for it was that last night we had seen humpbacks and that was my first encounter with them for more than a week. If you see a humpback on…

Woohoo: Minkes and Humpbacks!

I must say that I, and I guess I speak for the rest of the guides (and even the captains too) have been too well accustomed this summer. In July, we all got used to having around 15 to 20 Humback whales around in the bay, seeing a spout or a fluke in a distance,…

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…

Northern Bottlenose Whales still around

The icelandic summer still continues with excellent weather conditions for whale watching here in Husavik and today we also spotted four different species of whales here in the bay.   In the morning, we found a big number of white-beaked dolphins in the middle of the bay and among them were also a large number…

Sunshine and southern breeze

  These days it doesn’t really feel like the arctic circle is only a few kilometers away. The sun has been shining and a warm and gentle breeze has steadily been blowing from the south.  The temperature has been ranging from 16°- 22°C (61°- 72°F) for a few days now and and it’s a joy…

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…

A beautiful day for whale watching!

The 10 o´clock tour started with a small group of White-beaked dolphins just outside the harbour. Some adults and 1 calf swam close to the current lines which were creating some nice optical illusions in the water.   We saw a lot of blows of Humpback whales all around the bay and we ended up…

Humpbacks, dolphins and the Puffin Island

When I woke up this morning it was windy and my first thought was that out on sea it wouldn‘t be good. But the weather is always playing tricks on me (it has happened before) because out there it was less windy and really calm. The humpbacks weren’t far away! On the 10 o’clock trip…

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…

Whatching a whale watching a boat

The job of the whale watching guide is probably one of few jobs that you actually are more than eager to work on your days off! At least when the weather is perfect (like today) and the bay filled with whales (like today). And that’s what I did, and I absolutely loved it! We went…

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…

A sleepy humpback and italian kiss!

It was a calm Skjálfandi Bay that welcomed us this morning, after the stormy weather of yesterday. I actually thought it would be more wavy, but still, the sea was calm. And so was the first humpback we encountered! It had probably been asleep just few moments before we arrived, it looked actually very calm,…