Another sunny day with minke whales and a humpback whale

It was a really beautiful day today and, still, we're having great luck with the whales. We spotted 3 or 4 minke whales, one of them pretty huge. Also we saw one of the humpback whales from yesterday. It wasn't Jonni though, the one we have been seeing the last week or so. Christian the…

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3 minke whales, 3 humpback whales!

  Jonni's fluke I finally went whale watching today but I haven't been out for a week now. I really enjoyed it. There was practically no wind so the bay was mirror-like and therfore it was easy to spot the whales from far away. We had only been sailing for about 10 minutes when we…

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A nice sunny whale watching day

  Guide bibbi coming from the crow's nest It was the perfect day to go out whale watching, a little cold yes but sunny and minke whales and a humpback whale to see. Sadly, I was stuck at the office all day so I could only enjoy this weather by looking out the office window. Bibbi and Himmi were therefore on…

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A whale project for kids

A group of youngsters from the local school went out this morning but the trip was a part of a whale   Hilda teaches the kids to fish and captain Hreiðar makes sure she does it right project that they participate in. The project is run by Þórhildur Jónsdóttir and the aim is to educate…

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A whale project for kids

A group of youngsters from the local school went out this morning but the trip was a part of a whale   Hilda teaches the kids to fish and captain Hreiðar makes sure she does it right project that they participate in. The project is run by Þórhildur Jónsdóttir and the aim is to educate…

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A Monday with minke whales

  It was a bit foggy and cold today but who cares when you have the opportunity to get close to one of the largest creatures in the world? The humpback whale from the last two days took a day off from tourist watching today so the minke whale was today's star and on both…

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The success continues

  The nice weather from yesterday unfortunately did not stick around for long, but all the same it was calm and nice. And of course, the whales don't care if it's sunny or not so we had the same luck with them as yesterday or 3-4 minke whales and yesterday's humpback whale was still in the…

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A fantastic day in the bay

I had a day off today and instead Himmi went out for the first time this season, with captain Hrólfur. It seems like the whales heard about Himmi's arrival and welcomed him into the bay. At least four minke whales were seen today but also one humpback whale. The weather was also fantastic, warm and nice…

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Sei whale or not?

Another sunny day and even better than yesterday. We went out on Náttfari at ten o‘clock, me, captain Hrólfur and Hörður as an engineer. After sailing for maybe 20 minutes Hörður thought he saw some movement far away, south of Húsavík in the inner part of the bay. We have not seen much of the…

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Good beginning for our newest guide

It was my first day this season and it gave a great promise for the summer. The weather was decent at 10 o‘clock when we departed our first trip, cloudy but mild. The wind picked up at around 11 and it Halla and me at the end of her first trip looked like it would…

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A good whale-day

We went out twice today and the wind was lot calmer than yesterday but still, it was quite windy and the conditions to search for whales were not the best. All the same, we spotted in total 4 species today, although we only managed to see three of them properly. The humpback whales were, like often, the…

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A windy day

It was really windy this morning so we delayed the tour for an hour because the weather forecast predicted less wind later in the day. Unfortunately the wind did not calm down so it was extremly windy the whole tour which made it difficult searching for whales. We saw though a small group of dolphins…

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The humpback whale is back

We went out this morning and had great luck with whales but not as great weather because it was quite windy. We had not gone far when we saw a small group of white beaked dolphins and managed to have a really good look at them. We sailed for about 15 minutes and then we saw…

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The first day after a storm

The last three days we haven't been able to go out at all because of a storm that was almost ewerywhere in Iceland. So this morning we went out for the first time after the storm and didn't find any whales. It's often like that in the bay after a storm. But we went out…

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Humpback whale and snow

We saw the humpback whale from yesterday on both tours today. It was quite a cold tour, it was even snowing at one point, but seeing the humpback whale warmed us all up. Like sometimes in the last days the humpback whale was close to Puffin Island so we went puffin watching also. Unfortunately we probably…

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20 years of Dagmar Aaen Expeditions

Last weekend, Arved Fuchs and his team celebrated 20 years of expeditions with the "haikutter" Dagmar Aaen.  This highly successful 18 meter long former fishing cutter built in Esbjerg 1931 has covered more miles than most of it's like.   Dagmar Aaen posing in front of the party venue and the guests. Hörður Sigurbjarnarson and…

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Humpback whale and dolphins

The wind direction has changed and it was a slow wind from north, with temperature dropping a few degrees. Everybody forgot about the cold though when we started to see whales. First we found a group of nice dolphins that were playing and jumping a few times. Then we saw a humpback whale, but not…

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Humpbacks and minke whales

This was my first day of whale watching this season.  What a joy. Nice easterly breeze, sunshine most of the day and the sea was flat and calm.   A humpback whale played with Náttfari on both tours today and two minke whales were spotted as well in the morning tour.   This is promizing. Engineer of…

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4 species of whales in one day!

This was a brilliant day with a total of 4 whale species!  We did two tours, both with quite many passengers and alltogether we spotted a humpback whale, minke whales, dolphins and harbour porpoises.   The weather was beautiful, calm, sunny and warm and everyone, both crew and passengers enjoyed the trips very much.   Þórdís,…

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Two humpback whales and minke whales

We went out twice today like we schedule to do in May. We found the humpback whale from yesterday in company with another humpback. Like yesterday we also spotted two minke whales. All these whales were in the eastern part of the bay which means that we didn't have to go far out to find…

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A humpback whale and two minke whales!

The first humpback whale of the season was spotted on the tour today. We had heard about humpback whales from fisher men earlier in the week but not seen any until today. We saw it several times close by and it lifted the fluke every time it went deep-diving, like the humpback whales are famous for.…

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