A fin whale or not?

This morning it was a really nice, calm weather and we didn’t travel for long when the crew on Bjössi Sör called us to say they saw a minke whale. We were on Haukur not far from them and headed directly towards them. When I had seen it a couple of times I started having…

Morning trip on Garðar

Today my first trip was on Garðar with captain Einar. The weather was really nice and we sailed over the bay towards Víknafjöll were the minke whales have been staying the last few days. We saw a few minke whales and managed to get quite close to some of them before the time was up…

Foggy day

Today was incredibly foggy and I was a little nervous going on the first tour, since we didn‘t know where the whales had moved since last night.  While it took some time to find the first whales it was a very pleasant trip and we got a look of some elusive harbour porpoises and a…

Blue whales in the far north

Today was remarkable, although regrettably not likely to repeat itself. Two blue whales wandered into the bay in the northwest, around Flatey. Our crew was lucky enough to spot their giant blows while they were searching for minkes in the west. As they approached they realized that it was a mother and a calf swimming…

So many Minke whales!

Coming out of the harbor, I noticed the weather was incredibly mild in the bay.  It didn’t take long until we spotted the first Minke whale.  It seemed to be quite busy feeding, and dove for quite long, so getting a good look at it proved difficult.  All of a sudden, we spotted another Minke…