Blue whale seen from the air!

The largest animal on Earth, the Blue whale, was photographed from air this morning.  In addition to the boats of North Sailing going out for whale watching, Heimir Harðarson and Mark Carwardine flew over the bay and shot these photos here below.     North Sailing’s boat Náttfari out for whale watching.  Obviously there is…

5 species in one trip!

Náttfari (lit. one/he who travels at night) was true to his name as he came into harbor around midnight tonight after a magnicifent tour.  Five species were spotted in the tour and not all of them of the smaller variety, to say the least.  In fact, White-Beaked Dolphin, Minke whale, Humpback, Fin whale and Blue…

Blue whales in the sunshine

When we went out this morning, we finally had nice weather and beautiful whale watching conditions: The sun was shining and the sea was much calmer than it had been the days before. We left the harbour at 10:00 and set the course north-west, directly towards the area where we had seen the blue whales…

Icelandic National Day

Today is Icelandic National Day, although the whales in Skjálfandi Bay seem not to care too much. We went out this morning in a northern wind, the air was cold and moist. In the Mid-Bay we met a couple of White Beaked Dolphins, but they were not in a mood for a show, so we…

Another amazing day with five species

Today was another amazing day at sea. We saw five species again today like yesterday. The blue whales, humpbacks, minke’s, white beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises were in rare form today, especially the dolphins who were really playful, breaching and following the boat for a short while. We also saw a humpback feeding, closing it’s…

Humpbacks still around

When we went out this morning at 10:00, we had less wind and the sea was much calmer than yesterday. When leaving the harbour, we started heading north-west searching for the large whales that had been in the area the last couple of days. After about half an hour we spotted a blow from a…

Haukur's first trips

Today we started going on the tours Whales, puffins & sails, NS-2. We went on two trips, at 9:30 and at 16:30, and these were the first two NS-2 trips of this summer. We went our on our schooner Haukur with some 25 passengers in the morning and headed directly to Lundey (Puffin Island) to…

First trips of the summer

Today I went on my first two trips of this summer. This is my second year with North Sailing and I was a little rusty but it quickly came back to me. The first trip was on Náttfari with capt. Hrólfur, Hjörleifur the engineer and a new guide in training Steinunn. We found some playful…

Three species!

This morning we had an excellent tour on Bjössi Sör, me and captain Hrólfur with 16 passengers. It was snowing a little bit when we left the harbor and it increased as we got further out in the bay but, fortunately, it stopped after about half an hour. We saw a group of white-beaked dolphins…