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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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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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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The Schooner Hildur sails to Greenland

On the 18th of August 2010 the schooner Hildur set sail from Húsavík, Iceland on it’s journey to the east coast of Greenland.  Captain and expedition leader was Heimir Harðarson and most of the crew were employees of North-Sailing.  The destination of the journey was Scoresby Sound which extends about 350 km into the coastline…

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A Bottlenose whale or not?

Today, there were two trips in the bay, as the days before. In both tours the passengers were very fortunate, because they could saw three Minke Whales, sometimes surfacing very close to the boat. The weather was also quite good, with wind blowing from the south, what means warm wind, but at the end of…

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Windy but warm

Today was a very windy day, but the wind was from the south, so it was warm, not as when it blows from the north. I went on the 13.30 trip, with Hrolfur and Halla Marín as crew. When the wind blows so strong is really difficult find the whales, so we spent a long…

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Beautiful weather and whales

The last days of August have been absolutely beautiful with still, warm days and minke whales that have been playing the main roll out on the bay together with dolphins and porpoises. The weather forecast for the next days is brilliant, southeasterly winds, fair with temperature from 12-22 deg. C.    From September 1st to…

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A grey seal in the bay

Today was a great day for whale watching, the sea was very flat and the weather was warm and sunny, a great way to start the first month of fall.   A new guest in the bay made the daily tours more interesting and funny, a grey seal was seen near the mountains, the western…

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A very curious minke whale!

Today I went out on three trips: At 10:00, 13:30 and 17:00. The weather was beautiful and we were successful on all three tours, but the first tour at 10:00 was one of the best whale watching tours I have ever had! It started with a mother dolphin with her calf, which we were able…

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Harbour Porpoises and Seals

The Minke Whales and the Dolphins have been absent from the bay today though some of them have been spotted far away.  On the other hand, the Harbour Porpoises have been using the opportunity to show more of themselves and some of them were spotted jumping which is a very rare sight.  One of the…

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Schooner Hildur back from Greenland

Schooner Hildur came to Húsavík today after a spectacular and adventurous 10 day journey to Greenland. The trip was a huge success and crew members were truly grateful to have had the oportunity to experience the extreme beauty of Scoresbysund and surroundings. Following are a few pictures taken during the trip and more detailed description…

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Schooner Hildur returning from Greenland

Schooner Hildur will return to Húsavík harbour around noon today after an adventurous journey to Scoresbysund in Greenland that will not be forgotten by crew members. Furtherst north, Hildur sailed to 71st degree north latitude inside the great Scoresbysund fjord which is the longest fjord in the world.   We are expecting a lot of…

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Silver Cloud in Húsavík

It was very busy this morning here in Húsavík, as the cruiseship Silver Cloud is paying us a visit. I went out together with captain Óli and assistant guide Oddvar on a special trip with 35 cruiseship passengers on our sailing schooner Haukur.The weather was beautiful, conditions were almost perfect and it did not take…

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