Epic tour

Although nature is always unpredictable, there are some days where everything seems to be simply perfect. Such as today. The morning was already quite successful – we observed a minke whale in the beginning and later on a humpback whale, which was great to see. Furthermore the weather conditions were perfect, it was calm and…

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What an evening tour!

When we left the harbour at 17:00 today onboard “Náttfari”, we had already been on two very successful tours, but this evening tour turned out to be simply amazing: After about sailing for one hour, we found the humpback whale that we had already seen earlier today. It was obviously feeding at the surface as…

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Back again

After yesterday had been a quite difficult day and the bay seemed to be almost empty regarding marine mammals, I have to admit we were a bit sceptical this morning, when we headed out to look for some animals. Would we be more successful today than the day before? However, to my mind this is…

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Where are the whales???

After a stormy night we were curious what was awaiting us – wind from the north often brings lots of nutrients in the bay, thus increasing the availability of food which hopefully attracts some wildlife. However, it turned out to be quite difficult to find some animals. We decided to sail in northwesterly direction to…

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Adventures

Every tour I’m starting with telling the passengers that we are heading out into the wild nature and not into any kind of a zoo. And I’m serious about that! We never know what to expect on our tours and every day is a new challenge to find the wildlife. Today was one of the…

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The Big 4 of Skjálfandi Bay….

Today I had two trips on our biggest boat “Garðar” and both of them have been really successful: On the first tour (at 9:00) it took us a little while to find some animals, but after sailing for about one hour we came across a group of white-beaked dolphins. We took some good looks at…

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… blowing in the wind …

Wooooooh, what a stormy day was today! Some “leftovers” from a hurricane hit Iceland and brought us rough sea conditions. This is always a challenge for us, since it’s more difficult to spot some animals between the high waves and the white caps caused by the wind are quite tricky as well. However, we were…

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Four species on a summer day

It seems to be still summer time here in the north of Iceland. ALso today was very warm and sunny and the sea was incredibly calm. Best conditions to spot the whales from far away already. However, it took us some time to find them in the morning. Like yesterday in the evening they were…

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Entertaining whales

The wonderful weather causes good mood – not only all our passengers were in perfect mood today, but also the whales. In the morning we observed a humpback whale, when suddenly a minke whale surfaced close to the bigger animal. These whales are usually quite shy and sometimes difficult to approach. Not so that one!…

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Whales and sunshine!

No need for the warm and cozy overalls that we provide today– the sun was shining and it was really warm.   We had great success on all of our tours today. We had quite a few Humpback Whales spread around the bay and they all seemed to be relaxed and enjoying the sun. We…

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Three species on a sunny day

Today was a perfect day! It was very warm and sunny, so nobody needed our warm and cosy overalls. When we headed out into the bay it felt more like a saliling tour somewhere in the mediterranian! And also the whales were in perfect mood. On the way north we encountered some harbor porpoises, very…

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Summer!?

There was one thing we really didn’t need today: our cosy overalls! It was incredibly warm and when the wind calmed down and the sun made her way through the dark clouds it felt like a day in midsummer! In the morning it didn’t take us too long to find the whales. After about half…

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Perfect day!!!!

What a day was today! Everything seemed to be perfect. It was very calm, a bit cloudy (so no glare!) and unusual warm. The visibility was even good enough to see Grímsey, the island located at the Arctic Circle. Best conditions to spot the whales! And it didn’t take us too long to find them.…

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A wonderful evening tour…..

We had perfect conditions when we left the harbour at 18:00 this evening onboard “Garðar”. We set the course in the direction of an area where we had already seen several humpback whales during the day and as we were sailing north towards that area, it did not take us long to spot a very…

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Great Humpback Whales and a curious Minke Whale

What a beautiful day out on Skjálfandi Bay! We headed out this morning on of our boats Bjössi Sör. The wind was calm, it was warm and the sun was shining.   On this tour we ran into three amazing Humpback Whales. The first one was really big and it was definitely not shy. It…

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A fantastic day for whale watching

Today I had three tours on our smallest boat “Knörrinn” together with captain Már. We were the first boat this morning when we left the harbour at 8:30 this morning and it it always exciting to sail out early in the morning as you never know how things have changed in the bay during the…

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The sun is back! :-D

Finally the weather changed and we got excellent conditions for whale watching today: It was sunny and quite warm and the wind calmed down. After a storm it’s always exciting to go out, because the waves are mixing the water column, which might increase the availability of food and thus attract the whales! However, there…

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Rough conditions – but great whales

Today whale watching became quite adventurous: The wind from the north brought a lot of waves and the swell was very high. However, we gave it a try and headed out into the bay. Even in such rough conditions it’s worth looking for some wildlife, since the animals don’t care about the weather. And who…

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Three synchronized Humpback Whales

This morning we headed out to Skjálfandi Bay in beautiful weather conditions. It didn’t take us long until we spotted a spout not too far away from the boat. That spout later turned out to be three spouts! We had three Humpback whales surfacing right next to each other and at one point all three…

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Surrounded by dolphins in the evening sun!

When we got up this morning and looked out to Skjálfandi Bay the conditions did not look so good, unfortunately. It was very windy and the sea seemed rough. Because of that we had to cancel some of our first tours in the morning. In the afternoon the wind calmed down and the sun came…

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