3 humpback whales and a minke whale

This was a bit strange day weather-wise. When we went out this morning it was a bit cloudy but not foggy so it was no problem to find the three humpback whales that have been here the last days. Then at 13:30 when me and captain Hreiðar went out it was getting a bit foggy.…

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Dagmar Aaen in Húsavík

  Good friends are in port.  Dagmar Aaen with captain Arved Fuchs and his crew is spending about two weeks in Húsavík this year. For the second year Arved holds his Ice-Climate-Education youth camp in Húsavík. In the camp 14 students from 7 countries are lectured about climate changes, take tours in and around Húsavík, both…

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A nice warm day with humpback whales

We went out this morning on two boats, me on Bjössi Sör and Halla Marín on Náttfari. The bay was totally calm and the sun was (is still) shining. Close to the mountains we found two humpback whales side by side, both of them we have been seeing in the last days. Anyways, we got…

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Great days with humpback whales

After a few amazing weeks with blue whales in the bay they seem to have left us but the humpback whales remain to our passengers great pleasure. The last days have been calm and nice, a bit foggy at times but that luckily hasn't prevented us from finding the humpbacks. They have been staying at…

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Three feeding humpbacks

The humpbacks are still in the bay, making our visitors happy. Today we witnessed three of them feeding together in the surface. They kept very much together, surfacing at the same time and so close together they seemed to be touching. All three have been spotted earlier this season and we are very glad that…

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Humpbacks and dolphins

Tonight was an easy whale watching tour. We started out pretty optimistic since there had been a lot of whales in the bay today and were not disappointed. We found two beautiful humpback whales soon after leaving the harbour. They were very easy to follow and gave us a good show.   After a while…

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3 humpback whales

Well, it seems as the blue whales have gone further out, at least we didn't see any today. There were however three humpback whales in the bay. I went out this morning and we found the first humpback just a mile or two out and had a really good luck with it. Furhter out we…

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Blue whale mania!

A mighty Blue whale beside our boat Bjössi Sör It´s been almost 4 weeks since the first Blue whale of the season came into our bay and it´s been truly amazing to enjoy their presence almost every day since! These creatures are truly mysterious and perhaps the most well known and interesting fact about the blue whale…

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A spyhopping humpback whale!

Today we had the best luck! We found two lovely humpback whales which were very friendly for the first trip, swimming along calmly and easy to follow. However when we returned on our 13:30 trip one of them became very curious and came very close to the boat.   At one point the whale swam…

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Café Skuld reopened

Café Skuld was reopened last week after a few improvements and is now a souvenir shop as well as a café with light courses. Café Skuld is probably the best place in town to sit down in a nice weather and enjoy the view over the harbour. Café Skuld was first opened in 2006 after…

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Two successful 3 day sailing tours

Two 3 day sailing tours have departed already in June, the first one almost two weeks ago and the other last weekend. The second tour was the first tour that was fully booked. Both the tours went great and the passengers left the harbour in Húsavík with big smiles on their faces. We'll take a…

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A calm day with blue whales and humpback whales

On the first tour this morning it took some time to find a whale, I think almost thwo hours had passed before they found one blue whale and did a great show. Then me and captain Hreiðar came out at 12:00 and also had great success with the same blue whale. At that time it…

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A pair of blue whales tonight

Tonight we had a fantastic tour. Practically as soon as we left the harbour we spotted two blue whale blows in the distance. We quickly caught up with them and were able to follow them for quite some while, at least the good part of an hour! The two of them stayed very close together…

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Midnight sun tour

Yesterday, June 21st, was the longest day of the year here in Iceland. From now on the day will slowly getting shorter and shorter. The midnight sun was shining in the evening tour when captain Hreiðar and guide Þórdís sailed out to Skjálfandi bay with exited whale watchers.   Blue whale in the midnight sun…

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A whale party

I did three tours today and wow! This day was amazing. Apart from a bit strong wind during the middle of the day, the weather was nice and sunny. But there were so many blue whales and humpback whales that I soon lost track of the number even though I tried hard to count them.…

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Blue whales, minke whales

The wind had finally calmed down this morning and we went out at 10:00. Like always when we haven't been out for a while because of weather I'm a bit nervous that there aren't any whales. But my worries were not necessary. We saw first two minke whales and then we went further out and…

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Two days of “bræla”

Today is the second day of "bræla" as it's called in Icelandic when the weather is too bad to go out. The northern wind is way too strong for us to go whale watching so all the boats stay put at the pier, waiting for the wind to calm down. According to the weather forecast…

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Breaching humpback and minke!

We have had great luck with the whales in the past few days. Several blue whales, a breaching humpback and a breaching minke, orcas in two tours and of course the smaller dolphins and harbour porpoises.    The weather until today has been fine, some sunny days and some cloudy ones. Unfortunately today we had…

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Whale watching in the fog

Tonight incredible luck and our good crew worked together to make a fantastic trip against all odds. The weather was murky and foggy when we headed out for our 8:15 pm tour, visibility was low and the Northern winds strong. But none the less everybody was prepared to try and ready for anything.   First we found three…

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Whale paradise!

The last few days are hard to describe.  With up to 5 species in each trip and there amongst Blue whales, Humpback whales and Killer whales!   The days are long, the sun is shining (although it is rather cold still, especially out on sea) and abundance of whales. Up to 5 blue whales have…

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Many species over the weekend

This weekend has been wonderful. On Friday we had great luck, spotting four species in one trip: A humpback, minke, blue whale and several orcas! The orcas were only in the bay for two tours but they were a welcome addition to our bay. The blue whales seem very interested in our vessels, two of them…

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