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…

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…

Dolphin day in the bay

    This morning it was quite windy out on Skjálfandi Bay and the waves were impressive. We sailed out and headed north towards Lundey (Puffin Island) hoping to run into some whales. Fortunately we did after a while, a minke whale came up pretty close to our boat but then disappeared after blowing powerfully…

A breaching minke whale!

Exactly a week ago we reported a minke whale that breached over 40 times. This morning it happend again. We were heading home, had already had our hot chocolate when we saw the minke whale jumping in the distance. It had jumped several times before we reached it and once we were closer it stopped and…

Minke whales in the bay

It was the perfect day for whale watching this morning as the bay was calm and the sun was shining. We headed south towards Lundey (Puffin Island) and got really lucky! 2 minke whales were practically competing with each other for the attention of the whale watchers, coming up with at the same time again…

Whales again

Turns out I was right yesterday, we luckily rarely have two days in a row without whales. We (me, Hrólfur   and Hörður) went out this morning on Náttfari. It was not nearly as windy as yesterday and even no wind after about an hour out on sea. Around the middle of the bay we…

Singing in the bay

The south wind was quite strong again today, not quite as drastic as last week, but for a part of the morning tour it was a bit loud. We were so lucky to have a large group of Icelandic girls onboard who sing in a choir in Reykjavík and on the way into the harbour they sang a few Icelandic songs for the other passangers and…

A nice sunny whale watching day

  Guide bibbi coming from the crow's nest It was the perfect day to go out whale watching, a little cold yes but sunny and minke whales and a humpback whale to see. Sadly, I was stuck at the office all day so I could only enjoy this weather by looking out the office window. Bibbi and Himmi were therefore on…