Minke whales and dolphins playing

The calm wind from last night didn’t last long, it was blowing from north west this morning but it wasn’t too strong though, all right to go whale watching. Too my surprise nobody got seasick so everybody enjoyed themselves. The life in the bay was similar as yesterday, not difficult to find a minke whale…

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More minke whales

It was getting a bit windy when me and capt Hrólfur went out at 17:00 but it calmed down again in the evening. The day has been pretty much like the last days. There are a lot of minke whales in the bay and some of them are really easy going around the boats. On…

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Still making progress on Garðar!

Garðar is at the pier and work has been ongoing to get him passenger ready.  There is still plenty of work to be done, for example painting in various places, placing benches as well as security equipment and many other smaller (or bigger!) tasks.  Quite a lot of work took place yesterday, and here you…

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Breaching minkes and dolphins

The weather today was a bit rough in the 17 o’clock tour, but got better in the evening.  To start off the former tour, me and the captain saw a Minke whale breaching in the rough seas, but not many of the passengers caught it.  We waited around but didn’t see it again, so we…

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Minke whales and white beaked dolphins

The day has been pretty much like yesterday apart from the fact that the humpback whales haven’t shown up again. But there are plenty of minke whales around still and groups of white beaked dolphins traveling around as well. The weather has been quite neutral, the sun didn’t shine today but the wind was calm…

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Enchanting night in Café Skuld

Last week we had “magic chocolate” night in Café Skuld where the hot chocolate was enriched with a little extra. The atmosphere on the terrace by Skuld was cozy in the midnight sun, just perfect for sitting down with a blanket, sniff in the clear sea air and warm up with a cup of “magic…

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Four species today

Finally some humpback whales found their way into the bay, the schooner Haukur found two humpback whales this morning and they were seen on three tours today. But unfortunately they didn’t stop for long, when I went out at 17:00 they were already too far out for us to reach them. It didn’t matter much…

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Dolphins and some new minke whales

Today was a little bit colder than the past few days, with the wind picking up around midday. None the less we were able to spot white beaked dolphins in the morning trip and minke whales all day. Some of the minkes were new to the bay, including one that seemed tobe rather young and…

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Great weather with minkes and dolphins

Today was another great day for whale watching. Still waters, no wind, warmth and cloudcover gave the perfect conditions for spotting whales. First whale of the day was a minke whale which was very friendly. It came very close to the boat, diving under it and always resurfaced close to it again. Then we went…

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Close knit minke whales and puffins

Calm waters and a little cloud cover made today an excellent day for whale watching. The 13:30 tour spotted a minke right in the vicinity of the harbour which was a little difficult to keep track of, moving in every direction and changing course in an instance. But with a bit of patience we could…

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Schooner Hildur puts the sails on

  There have been some delays on delivering the sails for Schooner Hildur and we also have had some troubles with the propeller but now this has been taken care of and we can expect Hildur to sail from Denmark to Iceland soon.   Our people in Denmark, Hörður and Rémy have been in Engersund…

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Dolphin show on a windy day

Today started out with rough weather which prevented us from going out on our first 3 tours. But calming down as the day drew on, we were able to try our luck in the afternoon. We found some minke whales which were a little difficult to follow but we managed to see quite well. Then…

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Many minke whales and playful dolphins

It has been a beautiful day in Skjálfandi Bay today, sunny and practically no wind. Therefore it’s been easy to spot whales and we had a lot of minke whales today as well as many many playful white beaked dolphins and some harbour porpoises. I went out in the evening and the midnight sun with…

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Garðar launched

There was a turning point in the shipyard today when Garðar finally got it’s mast and was then taken out and sailed for the first time after renovation. It didn’t go far though, not this time, just one round about the harbour. Then it was tied to the pier as it is not completely ready,…

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Strong wind and a breaching minke whale

I was a bit pessimistic when I went out this morning. It was a strong wind in the morning and the sea bumpy and conditions to search quite poor. But the sun was shining and the scenery beautiful. We hadn’t been out for long when a minke whale suddenly breached in front of the boat.…

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Minkes and dolphins in wonderful weather

I went out on two tours today on trusty old Knörrinn with captain Ólafur and in both of them the weather was absolutely fantastic, and if anything, it only got better as the day progressed.  The first tour, at 10:00, we decided to head out close to Lundey, Puffin Island, and as we approached it…

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The last days – beautiful pictures

There have been ups and downs in the bay lately, the life in the bay changing from day to day but fortunately we have had more success than not. These following pictures from the last days are proof of how life can be in Skjálfandi Bay and like always, are worth a thousand words. The…

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Working in Garðar in the shipyard

There has been a great progress in the shipyard these last weeks. It won’t be long now until Garðar will be ready to sail out with excited passengers on board and it looks like it will be a really beautiful boat. The following pictures were taken in the last days.   Painting in the nice…

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Beautiful day, lots of minke whales and dolphins

This was an amazingly beautiful day. No wind and the sun shining in the beginning, it was though raining a little bit in the evening. And I think I just had the funniest tour I’ve ever had. I went out at 17:00 with captain Bjarki and we hadn’t traveled for long when we saw a…

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A windy day with blue whales and a humpback whale

The weather in Húsavík was amazing today but I can’t say the same about the weather in the bay, it was very windy. And therefore a bit difficult to spot and I was a bit anxious when I went out at 17:00 because on the tour before we had seen two blue whales with great…

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