Whales in the sun and fog over Húsavík

We have been really lucky with the weather these last weeks, so we are not used to foggy days and it took us by surprise.   When were coming back to Húsavík after the first and really successful tour, the fog just caught us. It made the day a little bit colder then we were…

Perfect whale watching on summer solstice

Summer solstice presented itself with perfect conditions. It was a warm, mainly sunny day, almost no wind – and consequently we had perfect conditions for our whale watching tours. The visibility was excellent, so we had no difficulties in finding the animals. Obviously the bay is still offering a lot of food for the cetaceans,…

3 species in a tour!

Quite a crazy day today! Not only were we lucky enough to see our most frequent swimmers, the humpback whales, but we were visited by the most gigantic animal that ever was on our planet: The Blue Whales!!!Dolphins joined in the mix later making this day very very special. And when the humpback whales started…

The Big Five of Skjálfandi Bay

We have been incredibly lucky with the weather and the whales during the last couple of weeks and today was no exception!   On our morning tour on “Garðar” we managed to spot 5 different species of cetaceans, something that does not happen very often during the season. It started with a humpback whale just…

the Humpback party continues…..

We have had two amazing whale watching tours on our biggest vessel “Garðar” today:   In the morning we set the course in the direction of the mountains in the western part of the bay, where most of the whales had been seen the last couple of days. But in the middle of the bay…

Sleeping humpback and four species!

Good afternoon!   Today was a blast. This morning we had just began sailing out to Skjálfandi Bay when we noticed something black on the surface. I had just began explaining the clock system when a passenger shouted ,,One o´clock! One o´clock!” At first we thought is was a wood or something but then we…

Mountain glory and humpback party!

It´s hard not to smile after a day like this. The sun was shining while the wind gently honored us with it´s presence. Not only did we get nice weather, we witnessed several humpbacks in one area, at one point there were at least ten of them around us!  Wow.  The whales were feeding very…

Jump!

Góðan daginn! Today has been very good. It´s been a little cloudy but the sea was calm and both of the tours were very enjoyable. We had not been sailing for a long time when a blow from distance caught our eyes and before we knew it we were surrounded by humback whales and minky…

Show must go on!

Today was amazing, we saw four species; Humpback whales, Minke whales, Harbour propises and White beaked dolphins. One Humpback decided to put on a special show for us, we started seeing him breaching in the distance and then we got closer, he breached with his whole body a few times and then did a little…

A lot of life in Skjálfandi!

The day started with the sun shining and no clouds visible! but we are in Iceland so some clouds and a fog started to show up after lunch. Today wasn’t any diffrent than in the past week and we saw three species today. Started with some Humpback and Minke whales, those guys were definetly enjoying…

Foggy and mysterious

Today was a little bit foggy here at the bay, but that didn’t stop us from meeting up with our great giant friends, the fog just made everything a little mystical and magical. We came to the west side of the bay and bumped into around 8 humpback whales enjoying a big sushi buffet and…

A show far beyond our expectations

In the beginning of every tour we remind our passengers that we’re heading into the wild nature, meaning that there’s no guarantee for any sightings or activity. However, today it wasn’t necessary to keep expectations on a low level. None of us was expecting the incredible show that was awaiting us in the western part…

A blue whale in the bay

Today was awesome! The minkes and the humpbacks where at their usual spot around the mountains. They have been there now for some days. There is still alot of food close to the mountains so they are really busy and don’t dive for long. Then we got news about a blue whale in the bay.…

A new humpback whale in the bay

Today we went out on our biggest boat called Garðar. We went first out at 10 o’clock. We had almost a full boat and actually a big crew too since we still have some people in training for the season. We went close to the mountains and parked the boat in a big flock of…

The party goes on

Food – that’s obviously the main interest of our whales in these days. The area around the fish rock is still rich in krill and fish and the whales are feeding inbetween large flocks of birds. Today we counted five different humpback whales, many minke whales and harbor porpoises as well. And it got even…

Foggy conditions – but amazing whales

Today the bay was filled with dense fog – challenging conditions for finding the whales! But fortunately our previous experiences teached us where to find the most popular feeding areas and that’s where we’ve been successful today again: Close to the fish rock in the western part of Skjálfandi Bay we had the chance to…

The feeding frenzy continues….

I have been guiding three tours today (10:00, 13:30 and 20:00) and all three tours have been absolutely amazing!   During the whole day, there was a large feeding frenzy taking place close to the mountains on the western side of the bay with thousands of seabirds, several humpback whales, lots of minke whales and…

The sun is shining in Skjálfandi bay!

Today was a good day for whale watching, there was a little bit of a breeze but the sun was shining. We found the whales on the west side of the bay near the fish rock, we saw three Humpback whales and a few Minke whales and a lot of Harbour propoises. There was clearly…

Whale party

It was beautiful today in Husavik. If the morning ended up being pretty windy, we still could enjoy wonderful sailing conditions. Once again, the west of the bay proved itself as being “the place to be”, with no less than 3 different species: Harbour propoises, Minke whales and Humpback whales. If the sun might be…

Four species and calm seas

Today was a beautiful, warm, calm day with exceptional clarity, all a perfect recipe for a fantastic whale watching day, and so it was! After our usual trip to Lundey we headed out to find something bigger. Hardly after leaving the island we came across a small group of White beaked dolphins that swam slowly by,…

Sunny day and hungry whales

Sunny day and easy sailing today on Hildur. The morning started out beautiful, and our first stop at puffin island was all it is meant to be. The puffins flapped and dived all around and showed off their bright orange beaks and feet. Of course, though the puffins are always adorable, we had to head…