An amazing tour!

Today I went on the tour at 10 o’clock and it was simply amazing! We were so lucky! We had to sail for quite some time before we saw any whales, but when we did, we could not have asked for a better show! First we spotted some spouts, and when we got closer we…

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A bumpy, but great day!

Today we were expecting a grey and rainy day, but instead we sailed into a beautiful, sunny day, altough the wind started blowing around noon and then it got a bit wavy. But the luck was also with us whale wise. We spotted many humpback whales, probably around four or five, and two of them…

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The Blue whales are back in the Bay!

Over the last week we have seen several Blue whales in Skjalfandi Bay, and this is of course very exciting and special as Blue whales are a rare sight!   Blue whales are the largest animals on the planet. In fact, they are the largest animals ever lived, even larger then the dinosaurs. Blue whales…

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There's NO bad weather!!!! ;-)

We are often asked whether the whales are seen even in bad weather – so today. But first note, that there is no ‘bad’ weather! 😉 We are well prepared, of course, and since everybody was protected from the rain with our overalls and the raincoats, we sailed out in a good mood this morning!…

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A day of superlatives

Today was certainly one of the warmest days we’ve had this summer so far. The sea was flat like a mirror – meaning perfect whale watching conditions for us! In the morning we encountered several humpback whales. One of them seemed to be resting: It was very calm and stayed on the surface for a…

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A Family at the Edge of the Arctic

A family of four that joined our Edge of the Arctic tour on the 25th of June has been kind enough to share their thoughts on the tour as well as their exellent photos and videos made on the tour. Thank you, Paquette Family! We are always striving to expose our children to unique places…

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An incredible whale watching day!

Today was probably one of the best whale watching days we have had this season so far. We left the harbour in beautiful weather conditions (calm sea, sunny weather and about 15°C) and it didn’t take long until we found some nice white-beaked dolphins. We some them jumping in the distance and as we got…

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Curious and feeding Humpbacks!

It was grey and rainy when we sailed out this morning, but it definitely didn´t have any effect on the whale whatching! We were the first boat to go out today so we couldn’t count on anyone else to find the whales. We started by heading west and it didn’t take long before we found…

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In Skjálfandi Bay, Two Old Trawlers Resemble a New Era

  It wasn’t the most standard greeting in Húsavík; schooner Opal blowing its horn towards Húni II, a visitor in Skjálfandi Bay. Originally built as trawlers, these two boats now serve another purpose, touring and maintaining old sailing traditions.     Of all the 100 oak boats built in Iceland between 1940 and 1970, Húni…

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An amazing and active day out on the bay

Today was an amazing and active day out on the bay! We started with jumping White-beaked dolphins. They were doing full body breaches and backward breaches so we could see the nice drawings of their black and white bodies. These playful dolphins were traveling in a group of about 20 individuals, including some mothers with…

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Humpback party!

The sky was grey and some raindrops were falling when we sailed out from Húsavík harbor this morning with a full boat of passengers covered in oranges raincoats. Fortunately the sea was calm so the conditions were quiet good.  We headed west towards the mountains and the bay was full of birdlife. Just after about…

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Our largest resident is back !!!

During the morning tour, chilly northwestern winds were bringing all the cold from Greenland. Our boat Nàttfari was navigating on a rather choppy sea. Fortunately it didn’t take long before we spotted our first humpback whale, always lifting its gracious fluke very high into the air, and disapprearing almost vertically into the depths. A few…

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Playful humpback whales!

The weather was a bit rough today, but the whales didn’t seem to mind it, they were in a great mood!  On our first tour we spotted 6 humpback whales. At one point we were observing one humpback whale when all of the sudden we realized that there was something going on behind the boat. We…

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Tail Lobbing and fun

I say “Tail Lob”!Although we had some clouds, grey skies and some rain – really not that usual in Iceland, we all came ashore with a smile on our face. We had just been witnesses of a tail lobbing Humpback whale! He or she also laid on the back and front to slap the fluke on…

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The last day in June

Although June was very warm and sunny this year, the weather changed the last few days. The temperatures reminded of the striking distance to the Arctic Circle – it was quite chilly! But our warm overalls protected our passengers from feeling cold. When we left the harbor, the Víknafjöll-mountains in the west were covered in…

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Your lucky day?

If you wanted to see Humpback whales, Harbour porpoises and Minke whales, then this was your lucky day! We were fortunate to encounter all 3 species in our morning tour today. The wind was up and the boat was rocking a little on the waves while we crossed to the West. As the wind was coming…

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Wild temper

 The Friday started quite cold and rainy. But of course the weather was no reason to worry: All passengers were wrapped in warm overalls and nobody had to feel cold. In the middle of the bay we encountered a humpback whale. The whale was surfacing a lot, taking only shallow dives, which was very nice…

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Another great day in Skjálfandi Bay!

Today we had another fantastic day out in Skjálfandi Bay. We encountered several humpback whales on both our tours. They were all very busy feeding and one of them was feeding really close to the boat, coming up with its mouth full of seawater and fish. They gave us a great show, surprising us by…

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Peaceful sleep despite windy conditions

Today the sky above Húsavík presented itself in grey and amazing cloud formations. The snowy mountains provided a spectacular sight against the dark sky. On our morning tour we encountered one humpback whale that was busy feeding. It surfaced several times close to the boat and lifted the fluke in an elegant-looking manner. When we…

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