A good whale-day

We went out twice today and the wind was lot calmer than yesterday but still, it was quite windy and the conditions to search for whales were not the best. All the same, we spotted in total 4 species today, although we only managed to see three of them properly. The humpback whales were, like often, the…

A windy day

It was really windy this morning so we delayed the tour for an hour because the weather forecast predicted less wind later in the day. Unfortunately the wind did not calm down so it was extremly windy the whole tour which made it difficult searching for whales. We saw though a small group of dolphins…

The humpback whale is back

We went out this morning and had great luck with whales but not as great weather because it was quite windy. We had not gone far when we saw a small group of white beaked dolphins and managed to have a really good look at them. We sailed for about 15 minutes and then we saw…

The first day after a storm

The last three days we haven't been able to go out at all because of a storm that was almost ewerywhere in Iceland. So this morning we went out for the first time after the storm and didn't find any whales. It's often like that in the bay after a storm. But we went out…

Humpback whale and snow

We saw the humpback whale from yesterday on both tours today. It was quite a cold tour, it was even snowing at one point, but seeing the humpback whale warmed us all up. Like sometimes in the last days the humpback whale was close to Puffin Island so we went puffin watching also. Unfortunately we probably…

Humpback whale and dolphins

The wind direction has changed and it was a slow wind from north, with temperature dropping a few degrees. Everybody forgot about the cold though when we started to see whales. First we found a group of nice dolphins that were playing and jumping a few times. Then we saw a humpback whale, but not…

Humpbacks and minke whales

This was my first day of whale watching this season.  What a joy. Nice easterly breeze, sunshine most of the day and the sea was flat and calm.   A humpback whale played with Náttfari on both tours today and two minke whales were spotted as well in the morning tour.   This is promizing. Engineer of…

4 species of whales in one day!

This was a brilliant day with a total of 4 whale species!  We did two tours, both with quite many passengers and alltogether we spotted a humpback whale, minke whales, dolphins and harbour porpoises.   The weather was beautiful, calm, sunny and warm and everyone, both crew and passengers enjoyed the trips very much.   Þórdís,…

Two humpback whales and minke whales

We went out twice today like we schedule to do in May. We found the humpback whale from yesterday in company with another humpback. Like yesterday we also spotted two minke whales. All these whales were in the eastern part of the bay which means that we didn't have to go far out to find…

A humpback whale and two minke whales!

The first humpback whale of the season was spotted on the tour today. We had heard about humpback whales from fisher men earlier in the week but not seen any until today. We saw it several times close by and it lifted the fluke every time it went deep-diving, like the humpback whales are famous for.…

The minke whale again

We found the minke whale from yesterday again at pretty much the same place. Like yesterday we managed to see it quite close to the boat. It was sunny today so it was in the whole a beautiful trip.   Þórdís, guide.

A minke whale and puffins

Today we finally saw a minke whale which we haven't seen for some days now. It had been a bit windy today but it had calmed down when we went out. After searching for an hour or so the minke whale popped up right next to the boat and we managed to see it a…

More porpoises

The weather remains beautiful but again the only whales we saw were harbour porpoises. The bird life in the bay in the last days has been good though, we have seen a lot of puffins and the gannets. Hopefully we'll start to see some bigger whales soon.   Þórdís, guide.

Harbour porpoises

Since the day when we saw the orcas the weather has been bad so we haven't been out for four days. It was beautiful weather today though, warm and calm but unfortunately there were not many whales in the bay. We only saw a group of harbour porpoises, quite a large one though, probably around 15…

A group of orcas today!

After a 4 days break from whale watching because of bad weather we had a brilliant tour today! The weather was perfect, calm and quite warm. We had only been out for about half an hour when we saw a group of white beaked dolphins that were playing around the boat. While we were looking…

A slow day in the bay

The weather today was nice, like it has been in the last days, but we only found a group of harbour porpoises on this tour. The minke whale from yesterday was nowhere to be seen.   On the first tour I mentioned we had seen a few puffins but today it seemed like all the puffins have arrived into…

The first minke whale of the season

Today we spotted a minke whale after we had been sailing for almost three hours. It was really calm and sunny, the bay was just like mirror and it was easy to see the minke whale from quite far away. Before we found the minke whale we had also seen a lot of harbour porpoises,…

White-beaked dolphins on the first tour

The weather was beautiful when we sailed out on the first tour this sesaon, sunny and calm. Never before have we started whale watching this early in the year.   There were not too many whales in the bay on this first tour but we spotted a small group of white-beaked dolphins and also a couple…