Eruption in Icelandic volcano

Iceland’s most active volcano Grimsvotn has erupted, sending a plume of white ash 18,000 feet into the air. The volcano lies under the Vatnajokull glacier in southeast Iceland, an area which is uninhabited.   This eruption comes just one year after the Eyjafjallajokull volcano erupted, sending a cloud of ash over Europe that impeded air…

Bad weather the last few days

The weather the last few days has reminded us of anything but summer, with a foggy bay and a stiff northern wind that makes sea conditions great for sickness, but rather poor for whale watching.  Today, any sign of summer is gone with it actually snowing which is unseasonal even for Iceland.   Although the…

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…

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…

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…

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…