Great whale watching in the end of the season!

The past days have been really good; good weather and good whales. On Saturday three humback whales were seen along with two minkes and yesterday our guide, Christian, describes the trip so:   The weather was really great when I went out with captain Hrólfur onboard “Bjössi Sör” this morning. When leaving the harbour, we…

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Great tour the 10.10.10' at 10 o clock:)

The weather was really great when I went out with captain Hrólfur onboard “Bjössi Sör” this morning. When leaving the harbour, we were setting the course directly north-west, towards the area where we had seen the humpback whale yesterday. Of course we had hope that he is still around, but obviously the whale had left…

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Humpbacks again!

We had not seen the humpback whales for a while now (the last sighting was on September, 26th), but during the last days we also had a period of bad weather and big swell, which prevented us of going out on two of these days. However, this morning we went out in really good conditions…

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Four species of marine mammals

To be honest, I was not very optimistic when I left the harbour  together with captain Hrólfur at 10:00 today (2.Oct.) on Bjössi Sör, as the wind was blowing quite strong, which makes it sometimes a bit hard to spot the whales. It turned out, however, to be a really good tour.   We were…

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Whale in spite of the wind!

This morning there were strong winds from the south blowing when we went out and as the time went by they got even stronger!   We were incredibly lucky though, because after about an hour we came across a Minke whale which surfaced right next to the boat a couple of times before diving into…

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Beautiful day

The weather today is totally awesome. Warm southern breeze and calm sea. Doesn´t get any better for whale watching! In the 10:00 tour this morning we saw two Minke whales and a dozen of Dolphins. We had been watching the Minke while for quite a while when we heard about Dolphins a bit futher north…

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13 as a lucky number for Whale Watching

Today it was quite warm in Husavik, we had a strong southerly breeze when we went out on the morning tour onboard Bjössi Sör. After sailing for about one hour, we found a large number of white-beaked dolphins. First we were only watching a small group of them close to the boat, but while we…

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Humpbacks working on shifts?

During the weekend, we saw the humpback whales again on all 4 tours:  On both trips on Saturday as well as on both trips on Sunday we saw one humpback whale per trip.All sightings occurred in the same area, but there was something really strange about it:It might have also been just a coincidence, but…

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Whale festival in Skjálfandi Bay

To make it short: Today I had two really beautiful tours with captain Hreiðar, and the afternoon tour at 13:30 was probably the best tour this month so far. We sailed out this morning at 10:00 in almost perfect conditions, really calm sea and it did not take us long to find a nice group…

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Skjálfandi Bay at its best!

It was a sunny sky that greeted me this morning when I woke up and I immediately had the feeling that this would be a good whale watching day! The bay was at its best and there were smiles on peoples faces when we sailed out of the harbour into Skjálfandi Bay.   I was…

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Two species!

I went on both tours today with captain Hrólfur and we had a great success! On the 10:00 tour we spent quality time with two Minke whales and got lucky because they kept surfacing close to the boat.   In the afternoon however we didn‘t find any Minke whales and the tour was more than…

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Minkes and a BREACHING Humpack whale – photos!

The sea was calmer and the conditions better then yesterday, when captain Hrólfur an I went out on “Bjössi Sör” at 10:00 this morning.  At that time, we did not know yet that it would turn out to be a really great tour. After sailing for about 30 minutes, a passenger told us about a…

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Harbour porpoises in tough conditions

Today the conditions were rather tough with quite rough seas and cold weather. Still we mananged to go out in the morning and spot some harbour porpoises but the Humpbacks didn´t show up. Let´s hope that they haven´t left us for good and that the weather and searching conditions will be better tomorrow. 😉

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Humpbacks still around!

Today I went on both tours, a 10:00  and 13:30, and I was very excited because I had heard of the humpback whales from yesterday and was determined to find them again today!   And so we did.   On both tours we saw a humpback whale after quite a search and we managed to…

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Autumn Whale Watching

This morning, our crew on Bjössi Sör found a total of 3 Humpback whales and 1 Minke whale in the bay to much pleasure of both passengers and crew! The last days have been successful in the bay with some minke whales and dolphins but when the Humpback whales show up, there´s always extra much…

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The comeback of the Humpbacks – Photos!

It was sunny, but also quite cold this morning when we headed out into the bay at 10:00. We started sailing in a westerly direction, because there had been some minke whales and dolphins close to the Creek Mountains or Víknarfjöll, as they are called in Icelandic. But after about one hour, we all of a sudden…

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After the storm

After three days without sailing, here we are again doing our best to find the whales. The last three days were really windy (21m/s), rainy and cold, so we couldn‘t go out. Today the day was still cold, autumn has arrived but it was sunny and the waves were still high, but they couldn‘t stop…

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Sunny weather, but rather difficult minkes

Today I was guiding both tours, at 10:00 and 13:30. The weather was nice, it was a sunny September day, but out in the bay the waves were pretty long and high ? probably heralding the storm that is forecasted for the next days.   However, the first tour went pretty well. We saw two…

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Nice day in the bay!

Today’s tours are a good example of how different each trip out into the bay is. We return from the 10:00 tour around 13:00 and then we head back out there half an hour later.. but a lot can change in those minutes.   In the morning tour we came across a minke whale just…

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