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…

Minkes in the west

Today the weather was okay, but the whales were quite difficult to spot. However, after a long trip over the bay to the east, under the great Creek Mountains, we were able to spot at least two minke whales rather close together, feeding near Skerið, a reef that is often visited by the whales. On…