Sunday and monday

It got a little bit windy on sunday morning but it didn’t last long, the wind had calmed down in the afternoon. The weather fortunately didn’t affect our success with the whales. Humpback whales were seen on all our tours both days and usually minke whales and harbour porpoises as well. On the second tour…

Three whale species

This was my first day at sea this year and I can’t say I was disappointed. It was pretty cold, that’s to expect in May, but the sun broke out in the afternoon which was really nice. On the earlier tour we saw three nice minke whales and lots and lots of puffins. We went…

A nice first month of the season

The last days have been really successful in Skjálfandi Bay. Our boat Bjössi Sör has been going out twice a day with happy passengers aboard. The weather has been over all nice in the last week, slightly cold but nothing that warm clothing and hot chocolate can’t fix. 3-4 whale species have been spotted almost…

Dolphins today

Today we went on our 2nd tour this season. The conditions were quite ok, northerly breeze, quite calm sea but rather cold.   We started with searching for the humpback whale we left yesterday but it seemed to have moved on to a different feeding area. At least we couldn´t find it but hopefully it´ll…

Humpback and porpoises

Today we went out 3 times and the Humpback was spotted in all tours plus some porpoises in two tours.   Humpback going for a deep dive.                                                                                            © Christian Schmidt Captain Hreiðar in action.                                                                                                           © Christian Schmidt

3 species again

Today we´ve again spotted 3 species of whales: Minke, Humpback and dolphins. Jibbyyy! 🙂   Sailing out on Bjössi Sör                                                                                    ©Christian Schmidt   Guillemots                                                                                                        ©Christian Schmidt Humpback on the side.                                                                                                                 ©Christian Schmidt

Humpback, minke and dolphins

It was really pleasant to spot a Minke whale today as well as a Humpback and some dolphins. Hopefully the Humpack will stay with us for some days and it seems like he has found some good feeding areas since he seems to be circling around in the bay. Fingers crossed… 😉      

What we´ve all been waiting for

Finally after a long time with little or no sightings, we found a Humpback whale today! It was so much fun seeing this magnificent whale species again:) In the afternoon we even spotted some 10 White beaked dolphins and Porpoises as well as the humpback whale!   © Christian Schmidt 

Difficulties (August 23rd-31st)

August 23rd. Even though the weather has been quite ok today, the whales have moved to other areas and we did not spot any whales today! Perhaps because of the rough weather we had a couple of days ago, at least something has changed in the bay! August 24th. The wind was too strong until in the…

The sun is shining again!

The sun is shining again and our boats are out on the bay searching for whales again. It often takes the life in the bay some time to settle again after such a storm so we´ll have to be patient and let mother nature have her way. We´ll post some news as soon as something…

Bad weather for two days

 The past two days have been very bad for whale watching. The strong winds from the North have stopped us from going out to sea altogether. We tried going out at twelve o‘clock yesterday but had to turn back as soon as we reached the opening of the harbour.    The sea is very rough,…