Two blue whales and a breaching minke whale

  The Blue whale is the largest animal ever to live on the planet. It was a perfect day in the bay today. Not only was the sun shining and the wind calm but we spotted in total 5 species during the day: harbour porpoises, white-beaked dolphins, minke whales, humpback whales and blue whales! The humpback…

And minke whales again

Again the main focus is on the minke whales. They were not as many today as yesterday but all the same we had a good show on both my tours today. Also we saw dolphins on both trips. And like yesterday the minke whales stay close to Puffin Island so we see always a lot…

A lot of minke whales

I did the two later trips today and it was so calm out there. No wind and totally calm surface. On the earlier trip it was though raining a bit but not too much. Still, the minke whales are the stars in the bay. We saw four of them in the first trip and five…

One of those beautiful evenings

It was my first evening tour tonight and I really like the evenings. Normally the wind is quiet in the evening in Skjálfandi bay and when the bay is quiet it is easier for me to find whales. A still surface is the perfect conditions to find whales. And to find whales was not a problem…

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…

A wind and wave watching

Well I guess you could say that our luck was bound to turn because I can't remember a May where we have had as much luck with whales as this month. So today, the 29th day of the month I did the first tour where we couldn't find any whales. We actually had three tours…

A humpback whale breaching once

Jonni the humpback whale must be one of the most photographed whale in the history of whale watching. We spotted him on both tours today. This morning there were actually two or three humpback whales spotted but I only went out on the afternoon trip and we didn't see any other humpback whale than Jonni.…

5 minke whales, 2 humpback whales

Me and Halla Marín went on both trips today with captain Hrólfur. It was the first day of this season for our boat Bjössi Sör which has been undergoing maintenance. On the morning tour we spotted our humpback whale friend Jonni and then we went to the place where we saw the minke whale and…

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…

3 minke whales, 3 humpback whales!

  Jonni's fluke I finally went whale watching today but I haven't been out for a week now. I really enjoyed it. There was practically no wind so the bay was mirror-like and therfore it was easy to spot the whales from far away. We had only been sailing for about 10 minutes when we…

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…

A whale project for kids

A group of youngsters from the local school went out this morning but the trip was a part of a whale   Hilda teaches the kids to fish and captain Hreiðar makes sure she does it right project that they participate in. The project is run by Þórhildur Jónsdóttir and the aim is to educate…

A Monday with minke whales

  It was a bit foggy and cold today but who cares when you have the opportunity to get close to one of the largest creatures in the world? The humpback whale from the last two days took a day off from tourist watching today so the minke whale was today's star and on both…

The success continues

  The nice weather from yesterday unfortunately did not stick around for long, but all the same it was calm and nice. And of course, the whales don't care if it's sunny or not so we had the same luck with them as yesterday or 3-4 minke whales and yesterday's humpback whale was still in the…

A fantastic day in the bay

I had a day off today and instead Himmi went out for the first time this season, with captain Hrólfur. It seems like the whales heard about Himmi's arrival and welcomed him into the bay. At least four minke whales were seen today but also one humpback whale. The weather was also fantastic, warm and nice…

Sei whale or not?

Another sunny day and even better than yesterday. We went out on Náttfari at ten o‘clock, me, captain Hrólfur and Hörður as an engineer. After sailing for maybe 20 minutes Hörður thought he saw some movement far away, south of Húsavík in the inner part of the bay. We have not seen much of the…

Good beginning for our newest guide

It was my first day this season and it gave a great promise for the summer. The weather was decent at 10 o‘clock when we departed our first trip, cloudy but mild. The wind picked up at around 11 and it Halla and me at the end of her first trip looked like it would…