Many minke whales and playful dolphins

It has been a beautiful day in Skjálfandi Bay today, sunny and practically no wind. Therefore it’s been easy to spot whales and we had a lot of minke whales today as well as many many playful white beaked dolphins and some harbour porpoises. I went out in the evening and the midnight sun with…

Strong wind and a breaching minke whale

I was a bit pessimistic when I went out this morning. It was a strong wind in the morning and the sea bumpy and conditions to search quite poor. But the sun was shining and the scenery beautiful. We hadn’t been out for long when a minke whale suddenly breached in front of the boat.…

Minkes and dolphins in wonderful weather

I went out on two tours today on trusty old Knörrinn with captain Ólafur and in both of them the weather was absolutely fantastic, and if anything, it only got better as the day progressed.  The first tour, at 10:00, we decided to head out close to Lundey, Puffin Island, and as we approached it…

The last days – beautiful pictures

There have been ups and downs in the bay lately, the life in the bay changing from day to day but fortunately we have had more success than not. These following pictures from the last days are proof of how life can be in Skjálfandi Bay and like always, are worth a thousand words. The…

Rough sea, tough passengers and many whales.

The sea was a bit rough in our last trip of the day, but that doesn’t stop us from going whale watching. We went out at 20:15 on Bjössi Sör and expirienced some heavy rain and rough sea. We managed to see plenty of harbour porpoises, white-beaked dolphins and two minke whales, one of them…

A curious minke whale

In the beginning it was a bit difficult day, the whales seemed to have gone out of the bay when the first boats went out. Slowly though both the weather got better and the number of whales increased. When I went out at 17:00 it was absolutely brilliant. I didn’t see any blue whale though…

More news on the blue whales – amazing photos

Saturday morning the weather had changed and it was really foggy in the bay. We didn’t manage to find any blue whales during that day but instead we saw quite many minke whales and humpback whales on most of the tours. Yesterday (Sunday) however the sun was out and in the afternoon we found the…

Incredible sights in the evening sun

Had good luck with a Humpback and a Blue Whale in the evening sun today. The Blue Whales hadn‘t been spotted all day but in the evening sun their spouts light up and are easy to spot from very far away. I went out a 5 o‘clock on Bjössi Sör with cpt. Hrólfur and pretty…

Foggy day but still, four species.

Unfortunately the weather had changed a bit today and it was quite foggy the whole day. We didn’t find any blue whales today, hard to say if it was because they have gone or because we couldn’t spot them in the fog. But that doesn’t mean that we were out of luck today. The first…

And more blue whales!

These last two days have been simply amazing. A completely clear sky, calm wind and almost everywhere you look you see blows from the blue whale. We’ve been trying to keep count of how many blue whales there have been, at least seven on one tour but an avarage of three to four on each…

At least 4 blue whales in Skjálfandi Bay!

The weather in Húsavík has been absolutely fanstastic today, and so have our whale watching tours been.   I went out at 12:00 AM on our smallest boat, Knörrinn.  First we met our dear friend, a humpback whale that goes by the name Konni, which was here in the bay last summer as well. Another…

Blue whales spotted again!

  The blue whales that we found a few days ago didn’t stop for long but yesterday our crew on Bjössi Sör spotted TWO BLUE WHALES again! This is very good news and gives us great hopes that we’ll be having more blue whales coming in in the next days.   It’s therefore looking pretty…

Three breaching whales in one day!

I went on the first NS-2 tour of the season today. NS-2 is a trip where we go out on the schooner Haukur and go whale-and bird watching. Then of course we put up the sails as well! The weather wasn´t the best and the sea was a bit rough, but like one optimistic passenger…

Minke whales, dolphins and plenty of birds

The weather forecast has been predicting good weather for a few days now but we haven’t seen much of it yet. It has been rather gloomy and grey these last days. But like we know, the weather doesn’t matter for the whales, they are still there. We haven’t seen a humpback whale though for two…

A nice calm day – 3 species

A big day in Iceland today, election day and Eurovision. But for us it doesn’t matter which day it is, the whales neither vote nor sing in Eurovision. The both tours today were quite similar. There was a humpback whale in the middle of the bay, some porpoises all around and a minke whale in…

Two blue whales in the bay!

Crew and passengers on board Náttfari went out at 10:00 like usual but to their surprise they found two blue whales, a mother with a calf, in the middle of the bay!   This is exceptionally early to see a blue whale but in the last years they have been spotted in the first week…

An amazing day!

It was raining this morning when I got to work and looking over the bay I didn´t feel excited for today´s tours. We went out on Náttfari at 10 am, captain Hrólfur, Tomasz (our engineer), myself and some 68 passengers. The sea was rough and it was foggy, we couldn´t even see the mountains ahead…

The whales like the cold apparently!

It was more than just chilly today here in Húsavík. It was extremely cold and the sea was not at its calmest. But the tourists they are not afraid of the cold and for the first time this season we went out on a full Bjössi Sör, with 56 passengers  on board and 3 crew…