Fantastic whale watching!

We still enjoy very good whale watching conditions here in Skjálfandi Bay, with lots of whales yesterday and today: Yesterday once more the baleen whales played the main role, and we saw several humpback and minke whales on both trips close up, including some nice humpbacks that were feeding at the surface.   Today we…

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Humpbacks in the sun…..

The good whale watching conditions continued today as we once again had two successful trips.   On the morning tour we got some nice close-up encounters with the two most common species these days, the minke whales and the humpback whales.   In the afternoon the weather was getting even better and in really calm…

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What a beautiful day!!!

Today was one of these days that could not have been any better for whale watching. The sun was shining, the sea was really flat and the mountains with the snow on top looked very beautiful when we headed out this morning.   It didn’t take long until we spotted several minke whales in the…

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Minke and Humpback Whales

There is still an impressive number of humpback whales in Skjálfandi bay and on some of our tours during the last days, we also spotted several minke whales in the same area where the humpback whales have been feeding. Yesterday morning we got a really nice close-up look at both minke and humpback whales, whereas…

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A perfect day for whale watching

Today we could not have asked for better conditions for whale watching, it was absolutely fantastic! Me and captain Hrólfur went out on Náttfari with 30 passengers and as we left the harbour the sun was shining and the Creek Mountains were just stunningly beautiful. After only about 20 minutes we saw the first spouts…

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Nice porpoises and a well-known humpback

The sea was almost as flat as a mirror when we headed out into Skjálfandi Bay this morning. Our first whale encounter today was a really nice group of four harbour porpoises, surfacing right next to the boat a few times. We got to see them very well, which is quite rare, as these small…

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Whales in beautiful autumn weather

We had amazing weather conditions today, it was an absolutely beautiful autumn day here in Húsavík: The sun was shining during both trips and we had almost no wind – perfect conditions for whale watching.   After sailing for about half an hour in a northwesterly direction, we spotted a powerful blow in the distance:…

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The return of the dolphins

The humpback whales were still in the same area like the last couple of days, in the northwestern part of the bay, close to the mountains.   We took a good look at two humpbacks on the morning tour, but there were at least two more individuals a bit further out.   In the afternoon…

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Konni and friends

On both trips today (10:00 and 13:30) we found several humpback whales and we counted at least six individuals in the bay, most of them a bit closer to the mountains (further west) than yesterday.   One of the humpback whales that we are watching these days is actually a very special one: We call…

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…..and the festival goes on

Very similar to yesterday, we had some really nice minke and humpback whale encounters. Today the whales were even a bit closer to Húsavík, so it took us only about 40 minutes until we were in the middle of a feeding party with two humpback whales and two minke whales enjoying their breakfast close to the…

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Humpback whale festival!

Today was the first day after the storm and we were happy and excited to head out into Skjálfandi Bay again in search for the whales. The weather was really nice today, and the sun was shining almost all day long.   We left the harbour at 10:00 full of optimism and the first whales we encountered…

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Baleen whale day

We left the harbour at 10:00 onboard “Náttfari” and started to cross the bay, sailing towards the north-western part, where the humpback whales have been feeding the last couple of days. The sea was very calm today and we had excellent whale watching conditions. As we reached the area, after about 45 minutes sailing from…

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Killer Whales!!!

To make it short: Today I had one of the best trips since I started guiding here in 2009! About 20 minutes after we had left the harbour, we saw a very high dorsal fin in the distance and after a few seconds it became clear that it was a male killer whale surfacing! (The…

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Minkes and Humpbacks

After our successful day yesterday we went out again onboard “Náttfari” and set the course into the same area where we had been yesterday. It took us some time, but after a little while of searching we were rewarded with two minke whales. The minkes were unfortunately not really cooperative, but while waiting for one…

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Three species after the storm

We finally went out again in search for the whales today and as always after a storm, we were quite excited. You never know what to expect on the first trips after a bad weather period, so we set out at 10:00, full of optimism. The weather was beautiful, the sun was shining and a…

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Greenland live report

Wednesday 12.009.2012   Schooner Hildur is now on her way from Greenland to Húsavík after concluding 4 week long tours in the Scoresbysund fjordsystem. They are about 45 nm from Kolbeinsey (see picture below) and estimated time of arrival in Húsavík is around 22pm tonight. We are very much looking forward to schooner Hildur´s arrival…

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