Cosy Sunday

Today was an excellant day to enjoy the beautiful scenary and wildlife in Skjálfandi bay. Several minke whales and at least 3 different humpback whales were spotted plus some porpoises. There were several special moments worth mentioning f.ex. when a humpback whale breached over 30 times right next to our boat Snorri! On my trip…

4 species in one trip!

Not every day that you can see 4 species of rorqual whales in a single 3 hour whale watcing trip! But that was the case in the evening tour tonight (sunday evening 19th of july).  We spotted altogether about 5-7 humpback whales but on top of that, a fin whale (second largest of all animals)…

Whale party this weekend !

  Today has been great here in Skjálfandi Bay! There are whales basically all over the bay, everywhere I looked I could see blows, black backs or flukes… a real party!  I went on two tours today and in the first one we came across two humpback whales that were swimming side by side and…

The guides meeting

  The chef onboard Haukur, guide Nils Last Tuesday all the guides of North Sailing were meeting for dinner and chat onboard Schooner Haukur. Nils, guide on Haukur, cooked lamb for everyone and then we shared tips and experience with each other. The atmosphere was nice and it was really great to meet up all together which we rarely have…

A beautiful day

I really enjoyed myself today, it was sunny and the humpback whales were amazing. They seem to be really calm these days and making a show almost every day. I had two trips today on Náttfari with Gylfi, Siggi and Ármann who's a new guide in training. On the earlier trip we had one humpback whale swimming alongside the boat for…

The Basking Shark in Shaky bay

  The basking shark. Photo: Birgit F. Unger.   My second trip, with my father Hörður as captain, today in the fog was something I'll never forget and probably never experience again, but never say never! I always say to the passengers when we´re heading out that every trip is unique and this was no exeption.…

A foggy minke whale day

When I went out this morning at 9:00 it was so foggy I was pretty sure we wouldn't find anything. But we took our chances, went out in the hope of running into something. And we literally had to run into something because it was no chance of seeing anything from a distance. And that is…

A humpback whale day

There were at least four individual humpback whales in the bay today. I went out twice today and on my earlier trip we saw two side by side, one of which I recognize from the last days, and then we saw the third humpback whale a bit further away. On the same tour a group of white-beaked dolphins were seen and…