Northerly winds today, but southerly tomorrow

The weather was not favorable for whale watching yesterday (Monday), and it´s still too windy and rough for whale watching today. However, the outlook for Wednesday and the next days is much better as the Icelandic Met Office is predicting southerly winds for our area.   For further informaion about whale watching in October, plase…

The Humpbacks are back!

We went out this morning into the area where we had seen a minke whale yesterday, but even though we were scanning the area carefully, there was no sign of the minke. So we decided to sail a bit further out and that paid off!   From a distance we saw first one, and then…

Dolphin day in Skjálfandi Bay

The tour this morning was quite similar to the tour yesterday, there was still a lot of life in the bay. Just a few minutes after we left the harbour, captain Már spotted the first black dorsal fin of a dolphin. In the beginning we were wondering why this dolphin was travelling alone, but soon…

Nice conditions and plenty of whales

We couldn’t go out yesterday as there was far too strong wind to go out and search for the whales. So when I went out with captain Már this morning, we didn’t really know what to expect.   It is always interesting to go out the first time again after a bad weather period. And…

Minkes and dolphins

We left the harbour at 10:00 this morning in hope to find the humpback whale again. We did not find the humpback whale again on this tour, but found several minke whales and also some nice white-beaked dolphins. The weather conditions were also pretty nice so all in all it was a nice tour.  …

Successful afternoon trip

We didn’t go out this morning at 10:00 because of bad weather. But regarding to the weather forecast there was less wind in the afternoon, so we decided to give it a try and sailed out at 13:30. So I left the harbour together with captain Hrólfur and 30 passengers on „Bjössi Sör“.   There…

Humpback, minkes and harbour porpoises

Of course we were hoping to see the blue whales again, so we set the course directly north-west when leaving the harbour this morning. But instead of the blue whales, we found the humpback whale again, the same animal that had been breaching for about half an hour yesterday. But today it was more calm…

The whale festival continues!

From the logbook:   “When leaving the harbour this morning, we were of course hoping that the majestic blue whales would still be around. So we set the course directly towards the area where we had seen them yesterday afternoon. The first whale we encountered was a humpback whale. We spent a nice time with…

Blue whales in September!

 When I left the harbour this morning at 10:00 onboard “Bjössi Sör” together with captain Már, we had no idea of how amazing this day would be for whale watching: At the end (if you count both trips together) we have seen 5 (!!!) different whale species today.   On the morning tour, it started…

A sunny day in Skjálfandi bay

Yesterday the northerly wind blew up in the morning so we had to cancel the trips for saturday. But today, sunday, the weather was just wonderful!   We headed out on our boat Bjössi Sör, and as always after a stormy day it was exiting to see what the wild nature would bring to us this fine morning.…

Humpback and minke whales

During the last couple of days we have always seen one or two humpback whales on all our tours, so I was also pretty optimistic today when we left the harbour at 10:00 on „Bjössi Sör“. We set the course towards the area where the humpbacks had been around during the weekend, but the first…

A beautiful late-summer feast

This past weekend out on Skjálfandi bay was absolutely amazing! In our 10:00 clock tour on Saturday, me, captain Hrólfur and deckhand Kormákur went out with fully loaded Bjössi Sör and were amazed by the lively Skjálfandi! After taking a look at two humpbacks  and not less than five minke whales we headed back to…

The first tour after the storm

The last three days, the weather gods had not been on our side here in Húsavík so we couldn’t go out at sea. This morning at 10:00 was our first tour after the storm and it is always exciting to go out again to see what has changed in Skjálfandi Bay. We are of course…

Dolphins, minke whales and harbour porpoises

This morning at 10:00 I went out with captain Hrólfur onboard “Bjössi Sör” and when leaving the harbour, we set the course north-west towards the area where we found a minke whale yesterday. We were scanning the area quite well, but instead of finding the minke whale again, we ran into two nice groups of…

Dull or Magnificent

Last days have been strange. Some days have been quiet, not many whales, and if we find some they are hard to follow. Other days have been more than great, tons of dolphins, minkes, humpbacks and even rumours of bottlenose whales. But yesterday was the strangest.   Me and captain Hreiðar went out for the…

No Sign of the August Trouble

This is now my fourth season as a whale watching guide at North Sailing‘s. Of course all of the summers have been great, plenty of whales and the success rate probably among the highest one can find worldwide. The seasons have been somewhat different from each others, for example, last year was truly the year…

A beautiful day in the bay

This morning was a little foggy, but during the day it lightened up and the sun started shining. I went on two tours today and both tours were very successful. We spotted white beaked dolpins, a minke whale and some incredably calm humpback whales that swam around us and were kind of curious about our…

Great luck with the whales these last weeks.

The last few weeks have been absolutely amazing whalewise. We have had lots of humpback whales, minke whales, white-beaked dolphins and we even had a blue whale coming into the bay for one day. The humpbacks are of course one of the best whales for watching, being calm, easy to approach, occasionaly curious and raising…

Blue Whale in a stormy weather

Today the weather was really bad out on Skjálfandi bay, and by bad, I mean bad. On the 10 o´clock tour we still managed to see three species, but on the 13:30 tour we were surpriced by a bigger friend of ours, the Big Blue. We had spotted a very high spout in a distance…

Better weather outlook for Monday

The weather forecast for Monday, August 15th is relatively good so hopefully we´ll be able to sail out at 08:50 and 10:00 o´clock, and according to schedule after that.   For information and booking, please contact us via e-mail; info@northsailing.is or phone: +354 464 7272.   NSO-1 Ólafsfjörður Whale Watching, will however, be closed for…

Special guests

In passing weeks we had two special guests going out whale watching on our boats.   Anna Floistrup (Denmark) was a really enthusiastic whale watcher and wanted to try all of our different boats so she went for SEVEN trips in just a few days! Here is Anna happy onboard Schooner Haukur:     A…