Sightings Húsavík 2021
From March to November 2021, whales were spotted in 642 out of 707 tours = 90,81%.
In total, eleven different species were spotted: Humpback whales, Blue whales, Sperm whales, Long-finned Pilot whales, Harbour porpoises, White-beaked dolphins, Minke whales, Northern Bottlenose whales, Sei whales, Fin whales and Killer whales.
|Summary 2021 – Húsavík
|Humpback whales in 498 of 707||70,44%|
|White-beaked dolphins in 276 of 707||39,04%|
|Minke whales in 205 of 707||29,00%|
|Harbour porpoises in 67 of 707||9,48%|
|Long-finned Pilot whales in 25 of 707||3,54%|
|Killer whales in 14 of 707||1,98%|
|Northern Bottlenose whales in 13 of 707||1,84%|
|Fin whales in 10 of 707||1,41%|
|Blue whales in 7 of 707||0,99%|
|Sei whales in 3 of 707||0,42%|
|Sperm whales in 3 of 707||0,42%|
|Total: 642 of 707
Sightings Hjalteyri 2021
From June to November 2021, whales were spotted in 133 out of 141 tours = 94,33%
In total, six different species were spotted: Humpback whales, Harbour porpoises, White-beaked dolphins, Minke whales, Long-finned Pilot whales and Killer whales.
|Summary 2021 – Hjalteyri
|Humpback whales in 112 of 141||79,43%|
|Harbour porpoises in 22 of 141||15,60%|
|Minke whales in 19 of 141||13,48%|
|White-beaked dolphins in 10 of 141||7,09%|
|Long-finned Pilot whales in 6 of 141||4,26%|
|Killer whales in 1 of 141||0,71%|
|Total: 317 of 323
Please note: When it comes to calculating the success rate of trips, different companies have different methods, some more credible than others. As a rule of thumb, North Sailing’s crews count trip as “unsuccessful” if nothing bigger than porpoises is seen during the tour. Also if for some reasons conditions to spot the whales are that hard that not every passenger sees the whales we do not count those trips as successful.