An elusive humpback

Today I went out on an extra trip at eleven o’clock on Haukur with capt. Hjörleifur. When we left the harbour we heard from the other boats that a humpback whale had been spotted quite far north so we immediately started heading north. By the time we got to where the the whale had been…

Amazing humpbacks.

Today I had a first. It’s amazing  that even I, having worked as a whale watching guide for almost three years now, am still having firsts on our trips. Today was the first time I saw a humpback whale spy-hopping. I went out at 10:00 with captain Hreiðar, deckhand Kormákur and a boatful of passengers.…

Breaching minke whale

Today started a little problematically because of the Sail Húsavík festival that is going on these days. There are so many boats in the harbour that the boat I was going out on had to go to another place in the harbour than usually and there was some problem getting people off and on board.…

Breaking the duck

Today I spent more time at sea than on dry land (which is how I like it) and I had two marvelous trips, first on Hildur this morning and then on Haukur in the afternoon, on our “Whales, Puffins and Sails” tours. Both trips were great! A blue whale, a humpback whale and dolphins are…

The big blue

When we headed out, on our boat Garðar, for the ten o’clock trip the conditions were quite good. After about half an hour we found a humpback whale, this one lifted the fluke really high. It came up several of times pretty close to us but we decided to leave it to take a look at…

Sunny Mountainside

Today was foggy out on Skjálfandi Bay, but luckily we ran into two humpback whales in the middle of the bay. Both were busy feeding close to the surface and diving very rapidly, lifting the fluke almost everytime, but only diving for a minute or so – just the perfect humpbacks to watch. After having…

Incredible whales in good weather

Ok, so maybe generally speaking todays weather isn’t that great, but compared to the weather we’ve had through most of June it was great. I managed two trips without putting on the windbreaker, hat and gloves. The trips themselves were pretty amazing as well. The first trip I went on Náttfari with cpt. Hrólfur, engineer…

A little rain, but many whales

Whale watching today has been good, cloudy and grey, sun bursting through from time to time, but mostly grey and even a little rain. Three species have been spotted today, humpbacks, minkes and white beaked dolpins. The dolphins were quite playful, jumping and splashing around and even playing with the humpback. The humpback was very…

Wet whale watching

The weather today was pretty horrible; cold, windy and it rained hard. Despite this we sailed into the bay with some passengers today. After sailing for a short while we managed to find a blue whale and some white-beaked dolphins in the same area. While we were following these whales around we ran into two…

Bay full of blues

No, B.B. King is not touring Iceland. Skjálfandi Bay is currently full of blue whales today I went out on two tours, saw many blue whales, some white-beaked dolphins, and two minke whales. Both tours were absolutely amazing. This is my third year working as a whale watching guide and the blue whales still leave…