Humpback whales, minke whales and dolphins

I had the two last trips today which were both really nice. When we went out we heard from another boat that there were two humpback whales about an hour away so we started heading there. But then I saw a blow which was just around the middle of the bay which turned out to…

Windy day with blue whales

After the great weather we've been having the last days it was still sunny today but really windy. We fortunately managed to have luck with blue whales on all the tours except the 12:30 tour where only one minke whale was spotted once. When it's windy, bumpy and sunny like today it often makes it…

Minke, humpback and blue whales

The weather keeps being nice to us, specially in the afternoon today. I went out twice today and on the first trip we saw one very nice humpback whale but on my second trip the bay was a bit livelier. We were barely out of the harbour when we saw at least two, if not…

The blue whales are back!

After ten days of a bay without blue whales, they were spotted again today. This morning we had seen white beaked dolphins and a humpback whale but when captain Hrólfur and me went out at 12:00 we spotted a large blow around the middle of the bay which turned out to be a blue whale, the first…

Amazing weather and humpback whales

The weather today and yesterday has been amazing, over 20°C and sunny which doesn't happen a lot in Iceland. So I really enjoyed being out in the bay today. I went twice with capain Hrólfur on Knörrinn and on both tours we had great results. On the earlier trip we actually saw one minke whale…

3 humpback whales and a minke whale

This was a bit strange day weather-wise. When we went out this morning it was a bit cloudy but not foggy so it was no problem to find the three humpback whales that have been here the last days. Then at 13:30 when me and captain Hreiðar went out it was getting a bit foggy.…

A nice warm day with humpback whales

We went out this morning on two boats, me on Bjössi Sör and Halla Marín on Náttfari. The bay was totally calm and the sun was (is still) shining. Close to the mountains we found two humpback whales side by side, both of them we have been seeing in the last days. Anyways, we got…

Three feeding humpbacks

The humpbacks are still in the bay, making our visitors happy. Today we witnessed three of them feeding together in the surface. They kept very much together, surfacing at the same time and so close together they seemed to be touching. All three have been spotted earlier this season and we are very glad that…

Humpbacks and dolphins

Tonight was an easy whale watching tour. We started out pretty optimistic since there had been a lot of whales in the bay today and were not disappointed. We found two beautiful humpback whales soon after leaving the harbour. They were very easy to follow and gave us a good show.   After a while…

3 humpback whales

Well, it seems as the blue whales have gone further out, at least we didn't see any today. There were however three humpback whales in the bay. I went out this morning and we found the first humpback just a mile or two out and had a really good luck with it. Furhter out we…

A spyhopping humpback whale!

Today we had the best luck! We found two lovely humpback whales which were very friendly for the first trip, swimming along calmly and easy to follow. However when we returned on our 13:30 trip one of them became very curious and came very close to the boat.   At one point the whale swam…

A pair of blue whales tonight

Tonight we had a fantastic tour. Practically as soon as we left the harbour we spotted two blue whale blows in the distance. We quickly caught up with them and were able to follow them for quite some while, at least the good part of an hour! The two of them stayed very close together…

A whale party

I did three tours today and wow! This day was amazing. Apart from a bit strong wind during the middle of the day, the weather was nice and sunny. But there were so many blue whales and humpback whales that I soon lost track of the number even though I tried hard to count them.…

Blue whales, minke whales

The wind had finally calmed down this morning and we went out at 10:00. Like always when we haven't been out for a while because of weather I'm a bit nervous that there aren't any whales. But my worries were not necessary. We saw first two minke whales and then we went further out and…

Two days of “bræla”

Today is the second day of "bræla" as it's called in Icelandic when the weather is too bad to go out. The northern wind is way too strong for us to go whale watching so all the boats stay put at the pier, waiting for the wind to calm down. According to the weather forecast…

Whale watching in the fog

Tonight incredible luck and our good crew worked together to make a fantastic trip against all odds. The weather was murky and foggy when we headed out for our 8:15 pm tour, visibility was low and the Northern winds strong. But none the less everybody was prepared to try and ready for anything.   First we found three…

Many species over the weekend

This weekend has been wonderful. On Friday we had great luck, spotting four species in one trip: A humpback, minke, blue whale and several orcas! The orcas were only in the bay for two tours but they were a welcome addition to our bay. The blue whales seem very interested in our vessels, two of them…

Still a blue whale show

Like on monday I was expecting that we might not find a blue whale today even though we saw one on all the trips yesterday but I was wrong. Two boats went out this morning, Haukur and Bjössi Sör and firs we saw one minke whale and a small dolphin family. There were two pretty…

Blue whale-day

I saw a Blue whale today for the first time in my life. I am still in shock.. I thought I had prepared myself pretty good because I knew it would probably happen to me this summer, but… the size of this animal is just overwhelming! I didn‘t really know what to say to the…

Minke whales

Unfortunately the blue whales didn't stick around for long. Today the minke whales were the main specie again and the humpback whales seem to have left the bay as well. This is how the life in the bay can change from day to day. But we had good luck with the minke whales on both…