Hard-to-find minkes

This morning was a bit rough. The whales were nowhere to be found at first, not close to the mountains like they were yesterday. We went out far north on the 10 o‘clock trip to try and scout the entire bay and eventually we saw whales far in the distance. When we arrived we found…

Minkes in the sunshine

Today was a difficult but rewarding day. I had two trips, the 10 and 13:30 o‘clock. Both trips were pretty similar; We had to travel very far south in the bay, practically up against the mountains, to find the whales. One whale even went so close to the cliffs that the boats could not follow…

A difficult day

This day was definitely not the best I've had. I did three tours today and I was really close to seeing nothing on all the trips but somehow managed to get luck in the end of all of them. On the first tour me and captain Hreiðar had been sailing for almost two hours when…

Tricky minkes

This was acutally a bit tough day. In the afternoon it was getting a little windy and the searching conditions were hard. When I came to go out at 17:00 with captain Þórunn we heard from Knörrinn that they had been out for almost two hours without seeing anything. So we decided to head to…

Mostly minkes

There is still no sign of the humpback whales in the bay but the minkes are doing a great job of keeping the show going on their own. The weather has been great for the past few days. Today we had slow northern winds but the sun was shining which kept the temperature up. Some…

A mixed day

During our first trip today I was certain it was going to be a bad day. We only found one minke whale and we were only able to see it twice. We returned to harbour not too happy but at least we had found a whale. But my second trip of the day however was…

Ups and downs

I went out on the two last trips today. And these two trips showed extremely well how different each tour can be. The earlier, at 17:00, was a really good trip. Me and captain Bjarki went out on Knörrinn with a group of cheerful Spanish people. It was getting a bit foggy by then but…

A breaching bottlenose whale!

  The odd looking bottlenose whale © Sergio Lardiez          Finally it cleared up and stopped raining. I had three tours today, all of them really successful and nice. On the first tour we saw a humpback and another whale that we weren't sure what kind was because we just saw it quickly. It looked a bit…