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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Three species

Today was just another nice day for whale watching here in Skjálfandi Bay and it showed us once more that you never know what to expect when you go out at sea looking for whales.   During the morning tour we encountered a very nice humpback whale which was feeding close to the surface not…

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One lonely but entertaining friend

The weather has really turned to auomnly over the last days, the stong southern wuinds blowing throughout the day. We therefore got a very pleasant Arctic feeling, since it wasn’t that cold at sea. The swell didn’t help us finding the whales though. We were still lucky enough to enjoy the presence of one gentle…

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Autumn joys

Our dear Husavik has now taken its Fall coat, but our two tours of the days were filled up with absouloute delights. The morning tour and afternoon tours were beautiful, with 4 to 5 humpback whales each, jumping, tail-slapping, lounge-feeding and even…. pooing on the second tour. If the weather finally reflects our time of…

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Humpbacks everywhere!

We left the harbour onboard “Náttfari” this morning and headed out in beautiful autumn weather conditions into Skjálfandi Bay.   After only 15-20 minutes of sailing, we already spotted the first blow from a humpback whale and as we took some closer looks at this individual, we already saw several more blows not too far…

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Endless summer

The summer seems to never end here in Husavik. The weather is just as good as it was a couple of months back and the whales have very fortunatly kept on swimming through the bay. Today, once again, Humpback Whales entertained us. Even though they were travelling a lot, we still had the chance of…

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Summer in our heart…AND outside as well

For such an advanced date in the whale watching season, our guest were enjoying the best possible whale watching conditions: Sun, flat sea and whales in high numbers! Even though they were travelling a lot between each dives, we could enjoy a fantastic view on the humpback whales, who were sometimes feeding right on the…

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Rare visitors in the Bay!

As every day, the waters of Skjálfandi Bay can hold many surprises. Today, we did not know what to expect as Hildur set sail into the Bay. Our first trip, though a bit bumpy, showed us one friendly Humpback whale, which was happy to show off its black and white patterned fluke, much to the delight…

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A lovely trio of humpback whales

Today I went on three tours on our whale watching boat “Bjössi Sör” with a fantastic crew and really motivated whale watchers. Due to some stronger winds further out at sea we had pretty high waves here in the bay, but the humpback whales were absolutely great on all three tours.   We got to…

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All sails up!

As Haukur was down for maintenance, Hildur was our choice schooner for whale-watching today. A favorite to sail on, and the winner of our Schooner Regatta last month, Hildur’s white sails and summer oak hull are a treat to look at. Its hard to believe that this beautiful boat used to be a fishing boat,…

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Sperm whales!

Though the weather was cloudy, our enthusiastic group of whale-watchers and crew departed Húsavík harbour aboard our schooner Haukur. As we sailed through the bay, we first encountered a  Humpback whale that was happy to stay close to the boat, and being very showy with its fluke as it dived down deeper into the water.…

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Autumn colors

All through the summer, we have seen the Bay transform into a number of colors: Víknarfjöll started the season completely white with snow in May, changing to black as the snow melted, slowly becoming greener in June and July as the Icelandic spring set in. Now streaks of red and orange cover these beautiful mountains,…

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Whales and sails

Today, Haukur headed out into Skjálfandi Bay with the hope of finding some of the whales that frequent its nutrient rich waters. Our captain Tryggvi, soon spotted an unmistakable blow, and we were with our first whale! A friendly Humpback whale that was content to stay near the boat, delighting our passengers with its presence. We could…

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A Big Surprise: Blue Whale!

After a few days of stormy weather, we headed out into Skálfandi Bay, unsure what to expect. Waters were surprisingly calm, and it seemed hard to believe that just some hours ago massive waves would have rocked even the sturdiest of our boats. What would be hiding in the waters of the Bay after these…

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