Feeding frenzy close to Húsavík

We have had really amazing whale watching conditions here in Skjálfandi Bay during the last couple of days and on every tour several humpback whales and minke whales have been seen. Today was no exception: It just took us about 15-20 minutes of sailing until we could spot the first blows from the humpback whales…

Shy humpbacks and flat seas

The day started out with promising weather, low wind, flat seas but lots of swell, and very good clarity! After the usual run to Lundey (full of the always adorable puffins) we heard news of a humpback whale in the area. Surrounded at first by four boats, this one whale was a little bit shy,…

Captain's Birthday Whale Party

Great day in the Bay today, and just in time for Captain Tryggvi’s birthday (happy birthday!). We had fantastic weather: sunshine, cool breeze and almost glassy waters. All a perfect setting for a great whale show, and the whales did not disappoint! A Minke whale was the star of the show in the morning, getting pretty…

Waving humpback whale

Today was a wery good day. We finally got more sun shining and the waves were really nice and friendly. Our 4 hour whale, puffin and sail tour (NS 2) started at 9:30 on Haukur, our smallest 2 mast schooner. We went to Puffin island and got really good view of the little friends of…

Sperm whales in Skjálfandi Bay!

This morning, Húsavík was like a “winter-wonderland” as a lot of new snow had been falling during the night.   Also the mountains on the other side of the bay looked really beautiful and as we were heading towards them, after about an hour of sailing, we spotted a blow from a large whale –…

One more wavy day

Today weather and waves were the same as yesterday. So all the trips were cancelled. The waves got worse later in the day. But it doesen’t matter if there are no trips the staff still has plenty of things to do, making sure that we will be ready when the high season begins.    …

Bouncing with the humpbacks

All the guests that took a chance on one of our tours today were up for quite an experience. Two out of three of our tours were extremly succesfull in term of whale sightings, with many humpack whales on both tours (One of them even breaching once on the 13.30 tour). The last tour was…

Minkies after a storm

The day started with difficult weather conditions that obliged us to cancel the majority of our tours today. But as we went out, we enjoyed the presence of many Minke Whales. At least 3 of them came feeding very close to the ship. The weather forecast for tomorow remains so far uncertain, but the whole…

Difficult conditions

Today was a rather difficult day for whale watching: We had a lot of snow and rain and quite strong northerly winds, meaning that we also got some swell at sea. But despite the bad weather conditions we were of course, like always, optimistic to find some whales. We were searching in a big area…

Winter is back!

We had not been able to go out at sea the last two days because of bad weather conditions.   But the storm had calmed down as we left the harbour this morning at 10:00 (even though it was still snowing a bit when we were at sea). It is always exciting to go out…

Birds and a minke

After many thrilling days, today happened to be a bit more complicated for the whales. Our guests enjoyed a beautifull minke whale by the end of the  morning tour, but we were unlucky finding a whale this afternoon. But we were gifted with beautiful birds sightings, with puffins, skuas and ganets on many occasions! And…

Summer is coming

Humpbacks and Minke whales were still here for us today. Two of each specie in the morning, and a very nice time with the same small humpback that we saw yesterday in the afternoon. The sun was shinning beautifuly, but the temperature was still rather cold. Despite of what you may have heard again last…

Jump around!

The days go by and each one brings its fair share of happiness here in the bay. Our morning guests had to wait a good hour before being able to enjoy the most fantastic show that a whale can offer: a young humpback breached out of the water within a distance. The afternoon tour was…

Roll the boat, gently next to the whales…

Today was another great day to go whale watching, depsite the rough sea condition. We could observe a humpback on each of the tours (different ones actually). The humpback of the morning lead us very close to the Puffin Island of Lundey, where we could observe many of these beautiful birds. There were as well…

Saving “Hope”, chapter one

The sun was shinning again on Husavik. And whales were here to enlight the day even more.. The morning tour was brigthened by the presence of our entangled whale, baptised „Hope“ by our researchers, whereas the afternoon tour has allowed us to see two humpbacks and a nice group of dolphin. Our guests were in…

Summer begins today in Iceland!

Another beautiful day for us in Skalfani Bay. Our two trips were successful in whale-sightings, with a humpback whale in the morning and the same animal, plus two minke whales in the afternoon! Our captain Tryggvi, back for the season, was very happy to steer us through the bay and make once again the ravishment…

The humpback show

For a second day in a row, the humpbacks were here in the bay. Two of them were seen on the first tour, and one in the afternoon. For the first time this season, we went out on Bjössi Sör, one the last oak boats ever built in Iceland. What is nowadays one of the…

The legend of the first great humpback day

The arrival of this day was foretold in mute voices by all North Sailing crew members. As if we were all alfraid to bring bad luck on the bay. But it finally came: Today was the first great Humpback Day of the season! The first humpback only showed itself after an hour and a half…

No guaratee, but the one of a stunning lanscape…

As we like to explain to our passengers, the beauty of whale-watching stands partially on the fact that we observe non-trained animals. And that the presence of our favourite giants should always be seen as a surprise. And today, despite fantastic sailing condition, the whales did not dare showing themselves. Our guests were still in…

Surfin´ Skalfandi Bay

Going out at sea was a bit of a challenge for our passengers, since the sea was very bumpy. But still, we went out twice and came back succesful on both tour, after having seen a minke whale in the morning and killer whales in the afternoon. As challenging as the tours were for our…

4 whale species in a day, 3 for each tours!

Another great day for us out at sea. We saw no less than 4 differrent species of whales! And three on each trip! The morning started with the sucessive sightings of a minke whale, a blue whale and white-beaked dolphins. And in the afternoon, we exchanged the minke whale to a larger model: The fin…