Today couldn’t be better!

The whale watching conditions today are basically as good as they get! Every tour this morning has been extremely successful and have 4 species already been spotted. White-beaked dolphins, minke whales, humpback whales and blue whales have been spotted and the humpback whales have been extremely playful while the blue whales are majestic as usual.…

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Humpback whales in Skjálfandi Bay

The whale watching summer is off to a great start. When it comes to watching humpback whales, the last few days have been especially successful. The humpbacks have been the most common whales in the bay in recent years and this year seems to be no different. Being called Angels of the Sea because of their…

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Human watching grand finale

All good things must come to an end and it goes as well for the fantastic ones. After 9 months of whale-watching, this amazing season came to end today on the most beautiful note. On a very calm sea and under a slight rain, the guests and the crew were part of a emotionful human…

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Sunrise/Sunset

As it has been for quite few days now, the entire sunlight cycle was about as long as our trip at sea. The rising and fading daylight showed us the way to a minke whale and 3 humpback whale. Our smiley guests were some of the last people to enjoy this magnificient year 2016. Tomorrow…

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Winter oasis

After few terribly cold days, during which cancelled some of the tours, we experienced today a surprising “weather oasis”, the temperatures going up from many degrees. We could therefore enjoy some very nice sailing, with a warmish south wind and a fantastic visibility. And since the humpback whales are still squatting the waters of Skalfandi…

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It’s rainning whales!

After the snow, the forst, the wind, this weeks weather pertuburbation got complete with rain! But the 14 people that were with us on the ship probably didn’t mind the shower. Because after 8, 3 and 5 humpback whales, today there were 9 humpback whales, raising this tour to the standards of the best tours…

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Shake it off

The days keep on going colder and colder. But the bay remains a gift that keeps on giving! Our passengers could have been discouraged by the snow, the frost or even the shivering southern wind. But they shook it off to enjoy the how of 3 beautiful humpback whales. They remained pretty close to us…

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Another one breaks the rust

After 5 days stuck on land, due to the storm that fell on us last week, the whole of the crew was very happy to put on our gloves and head back into the bay. The panorama has changed a lot over the past days, though. A white coat has now almost entirely recovered the…

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And the lights went on…

Today’s tour can be summed up by comparing it with the current sunlight in Iceland. The tour started like the visit of a large desert, with Skjalfandi Bay playing here the role of a large sandy and empty lanscape. Not a sign of life appeared for more than an hour. And just like the long…

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Two faithful old friends

When we left the harbour onboard “Náttfari” this morning, we had once again fantastic weather conditions: flat sea and a beautiful autumn light. We set the course towards the western part of the bay where we had been lucky yesterday. It proved to be a good idea as it did not take us long until…

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Successful winter whale watching

We have had some very nice and successful whale watching tours here in Skjálfandi Bay the last couple of days. On each tour we managed to watch either two or three humpback whales, some individuals that have already been here now for quite a few weeks. It is always a fantastic sight when a humpback…

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A very unexpected visitor

After the storm a couple of days ago, the weather has calmed down again and today and yesterday we had very successful whale watching trips. On both days we enjoyed the company of three very relaxed humpback whales and what made it even more enjoyable was the fact that on both days we saw two…

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The day after the storm

We had to cancel our whale watching tours yesterday, due to very bad weather conditions out in the bay. Also today, the sea was still a bit bumpy, but we decided to head out with a group of enthusiastic whale watchers. We were setting the course towards the area where we last saw the whales,…

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Winter Whale Watching

Today, winter paid us a visit here in Húsavík. When we left the harbour, the weather was very calm, but after sailing for about half an hour, it started snowing quite a lot. And it snowed and snowed and snowed….. We were sailing across all the areas where the whales had been during the last…

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High waves/High whales

This was the kind of days when sea legs (or at least sea hearts) are a requirement to enjoy whales. In very difficult conditions, our passengers enjoyed a beautiful humpback whale show, made all the more unique by the impressive waves we experienced. For the first time as a whale watching guide, I even watched…

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Cold waves

Today was a day for good sea legs! After a very bumpy ride this morning, we actually had to turn the boat around after few minutes out on the second tour, since we were afraid that our passenger would not enjoy the experience. But the ones that came in the morning could enjoy a fantastic…

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Ballet of whales in south winds symphany

The last days were craddled by the strong and cold southern breeze that has, today once again, made the whole of our guests shiver, in the gentle moves of the sea. But they were nevertheless keeping their eyes wide open as a ballet of whales occured around us today. 7 humpback whales came to entertain…

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