Another breaching humpback!

This morning we saw another humpback whale breach close to the boat, the second day in a row! Even though the sea was rough and not quite the best whale watching conditions we were lucky enough to see two different humpback whales. The first one was in the middle of the bay and we followed…

A humpback whale in rough conditions

When we left the harbour this morning at 10:00, the wind was blowing quite strong from the north and that often means that there is some swell in the bay. The conditions were totally different from yesterday and even though it was a bumpy ride, it didn’t take us long to spot the blow from…

2 Humpback Whales and Minke Whales as well.

While getting ready for the 1:30 PM trip I heard that the crew that went out at 10:00 had spotted one of the Humpbacks.  That was certainly joyous news.  The playful Humpback is a crowd favourite and always a delight.  I didn’t dare hope we’d be so lucky to see them both but thankfully we…

A cold but successful day

Today we had a cold wind blowing from the north and it was also a bit foggy, especially during our morning tour. But we managed to get some very close views of two minke whales in the western part of the bay, close to the mountains.   In the afternoon we were heading west again…

Minkes still playing the main role

This morning we had some swell coming from the north, which made it a bit tricky to find the whales. But after some searching in the area where we had seen the minke whales during the last days (close to the mountains), we were finally succesful and found two minke whales.   In the afternoon…

Two very different tours

At 10:00 this morning we went out with 24 passengers in beautiful weather with a flat calm sea. The visibility was perfect and it did not take us long until we found a minke whale. Even though the whale was often taking quite long dives, he was very calm at the surface and always came…

A breaching Humpback whale!

When we left the harbour this morning it was still quite foggy in the bay, but after some searching we managed to find the humpback whale again, the same one that has been around now for the last two days. We got some very close looks at this whale and after a while, we left…

Humpback whale celebrates May 1st.

A humpback whale has not been spotted in Skjálfandi this season before apart from the brief visit into Húsavík harbour just before the season start… until today!   Captain Hrólfur was then, like so many previous years the first captain in the area to spot a humpback whale in Skjálfandi bay.  Passengers on Knörrinn were…

The season's first tour

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The season's first tour

  North Sailing’s 17th season started today when captain Hrólfur and guide Nils went out on Knörrinn with 19 passengers, mostly tourist but also locals. It was raining when we boarded, grey and cloudy when we sailed out of the harbor and a little bit sunny when we returned after more than 3 hours out…

The whale festival goes on

Today we just had another wonderful day in Skjàlfandi Bay. In conditions like this, it is simply a lot of fun to be out at sea. Captain Hròlfur and I went out at 10:00 on “Bjössi Sör” in calm seas and good conditions (it was just a bit foggy further out) and we managed to…

Great tour the 10.10.10' at 10 o clock:)

The weather was really great when I went out with captain Hrólfur onboard “Bjössi Sör” this morning. When leaving the harbour, we were setting the course directly north-west, towards the area where we had seen the humpback whale yesterday. Of course we had hope that he is still around, but obviously the whale had left…

Humpbacks again!

We had not seen the humpback whales for a while now (the last sighting was on September, 26th), but during the last days we also had a period of bad weather and big swell, which prevented us of going out on two of these days. However, this morning we went out in really good conditions…

Four species of marine mammals

To be honest, I was not very optimistic when I left the harbour  together with captain Hrólfur at 10:00 today (2.Oct.) on Bjössi Sör, as the wind was blowing quite strong, which makes it sometimes a bit hard to spot the whales. It turned out, however, to be a really good tour.   We were…

Whale in spite of the wind!

This morning there were strong winds from the south blowing when we went out and as the time went by they got even stronger!   We were incredibly lucky though, because after about an hour we came across a Minke whale which surfaced right next to the boat a couple of times before diving into…

Beautiful day

The weather today is totally awesome. Warm southern breeze and calm sea. Doesn´t get any better for whale watching! In the 10:00 tour this morning we saw two Minke whales and a dozen of Dolphins. We had been watching the Minke while for quite a while when we heard about Dolphins a bit futher north…

13 as a lucky number for Whale Watching

Today it was quite warm in Husavik, we had a strong southerly breeze when we went out on the morning tour onboard Bjössi Sör. After sailing for about one hour, we found a large number of white-beaked dolphins. First we were only watching a small group of them close to the boat, but while we…

Humpbacks working on shifts?

During the weekend, we saw the humpback whales again on all 4 tours:  On both trips on Saturday as well as on both trips on Sunday we saw one humpback whale per trip.All sightings occurred in the same area, but there was something really strange about it:It might have also been just a coincidence, but…