Humpback whales in all kinds of weather

Today we had all kinds of weather here in Skjálfandi Bay. It was snowing during the morning tour and the afternoon tour was quite sunny, and, what is of course most important: we were also successful with the whales: We saw one humpback whale and some very nice harbour porpoises in the morning tour. The…

Feeding frenzy after the storm

Bad weather prevented us from going out during the last three days, so we didn’t really know what to expect when we left the harbour this morning. Strong wind from the north can often change the food situation in the bay and the storm seems to have brought a lot of food into the bay!…

Humpbacks, minkes and puffins

The perfect whale watching conditions continued also today! Just minutes after we left the harbour we found both humpback and minke whales feeding together in the same area. In total there were three different humpback whales and at least two minke whales present and it was sometimes difficult to decide what to watch, as several…

A curious minke and a tail-slapping humpback!

We left the harbour at 10:00 onboard “Bjössi Sör” and it took us only a few minutes to find a nice minke whale, not far from the harbour. We were waiting for the minke whale to surface again, when it suddenly surfaced just next to the boat and started to roll over on its back,…

The whale festival goes on!

The perfect whale watching conditions here in Skjálfandi Bay continued also today and on both tours we could enjoy some really nice and close-up views of humpback and minke whales. Especially the afternoon tour started really well with a feeding frenzy just minutes after we had left the harbour: Three minke whales feeding among hundreds…

Amazing whale watching conditions

The sea conditions were excellent today, but it was also a perfect day regarding the whales: On both tours we had almost non-stop whale watching! On the morning tour we spotted three humpback whales just minutes after we had left the harbour. We stayed with them for a while before we decided to head further…

Lots of humpbacks and minkes in the bay

The last couple of days have been really successful regarding the whales: On all our tours during the last three days we saw the humpback whale, and on most of the tours also the minke whale. Today was no exception: On the morning tour we saw two different humpback whales and also two different minke…

Beautiful weather and plenty of whales

Today was another absolutely wonderful day in Skjálfandi Bay! We saw four different species during the morning tour: humpback whale, minke whale, white-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises and also the afternoon tour was hard to top: there were just whales everywhere!   In total there were four different humpback whales and 2 or 3 minke…

A great start into the season for “Bjössi Sör”

Today was a wonderful day in Skjálfandi Bay: We had very nice weather conditions, and we managed to watch 4 species of cetaceans today. On the morning tour we went out onboard “Náttfari” and it didn’t take long until we could watch a very calm minke whale for a while. We got some very nice…

Blue whale in Skjálfandi Bay!!!

Conditions were perfect this morning: Flat calm sea and almost no wind, and we were quite optimistic when we headed out on “Knörrinn” with 23 passengers. It took us only a few minutes until we saw our first whale: a humpback whale, quite close to Húsavík harbour. We spent some nice 20-30 minutes watching the…

Very hungry humpback and minke whales

To make it short: We had two wonderful trips today!   We started the morning tour setting the course west into the area where we found the minke whale yesterday and after some searching, we spotted the typical black back and sickle-shaped dorsal fin of a minke whale. We spent some time with this whale…

Three species today

We left the harbour at 10:00 and set the course towards Lundey, the puffin island. South-west of the island, we had a really nice encounter with a group of about 8-10 white-beaked dolphins. We enjoyed the dolphins for a while, before we took a closer look at Lundey. Close to Lundey, we saw thousands of…

Beautiful weather, but no whales

Today we had beautiful weather here in Skjálfandi Bay: The sun was shining and the sea was much calmer than yesterday. We left the harbour onboard “Náttfari” with 16 passengers full of hope. We started the tour with a visit to Lundey, the puffin island. After some nice bird watching we went further west, towards…

Sunday morning whale watching

We sailed out on this sunday morning and it didn’t take us long to find the first cetaceans: a nice group of white-beaked dolphins, just a few minutes from the harbour. They were really calm and easy to observe. We spent some time with them before we decided to head further out in hope to…

The Humpbacks are back!

We left the harbour this morning full of hope to find the minke whale from yesterday again, but even though we were scanning the area very carefully, we were not rewarded. We saw several harbour porpoises, the smallest whales in the North Atlantic, and after searching a very big area, we were finally rewarded with…

Dolphins and a minke whale

Today was the first day of summer here in Iceland. At 10:00 we left the harbour in nice sea conditions and we started our search along the east coast, sailing towards Lundey, the puffin island. We came across a lot of seabirds (not only puffins, also fulmars, guillemots and some other species), but we didn’t…

The Search

Trip #5 began with much anticipation…we tried really hard to locate the Minke-Whale we have seen yesterday…the weather was again “Icelandic” but it shows that our “April-passengers” are well aware of the weather conditions in this time of the year. All well prepared clothing-wise we headed out and faced the cold wind and drizzle. This…

Hurray!

Trip #4… In good spirit on our trustworthy KNÖRRINN we saild out again. The weather still cold, a bit rainy, and very, very Icelandic:-) Passengers dressed well for the weather and were also provided of course with our Overalls and rain-coats. Once again a cold wid in the face we headed out and it took…

On we go…

The 3rd trip of th season…the weather has changed. it is getting more windy and colder again. well, just a typical Icelandic April:-) Today we used our good old boat KNÖRRINN for the first time again. To the delight ofg our passengers, once again a larger group of Harbor Porpoises were showing up, quite nicely…

Humpbacks and minkes still around

Both yesterday and today we have seen two species of baleen whales, the humpback whale and the minke whale. On yesterday’s tour we first saw a minke whale and got some really nice views at it, before we continued sailing and trying to find the humpback whales, that we had seen a couple of days…

Sailing again!

Today we went out at 10 o´clock after two days of bad weather. There are southerly winds in the charts until Sunday afternoon so hopefully we´ll be able to take out adventerous passengers to see the whales in Skjálfandi Bay during the next days.   We´ll post some news about today´s tour later today.  …