What an amazing day!!!

Today was an absolutely fantastic whale watching day here in Skjálfandi Bay!   In the morning tour we saw a total of six humpback whales and two minke whales. We had some very spectacular moments when a group of four humpback whales was surfacing right next to our boat several times, quite a rare sight!!!…

Four species today

The sun was shining the whole time during both trips and we still have a lot of whales around here in the bay.  In the morning we left the harbour with two boats again (“Náttfari” and “Bjössi Sör”) and set the course to the area where we had seen all the humpback whales yesterday. The…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…