Sightings Húsavík 2022
From March to November 2022, whales were spotted in 1046 out of 1131 tours = 92,48%.
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, Blue/Fin whale hybrid, Fin whales and Killer whales.
|Summary 2022 – Húsavík
|Humpback whales in 898 of 1131||79,40%|
|White-beaked dolphins in 312 of 1131||27,59%|
|Minke whales in 176 of 1131||15,56%|
|Harbour porpoises in 83 of 1131||7,34%|
|Blue whales in 40 of 1131||3,54%|
|Northern Bottlenose whales in 17 of 1131||1,50%|
|Killer whales in 4 of 1131||0,35%|
|Fin whales in 4 of 1131||0,35%|
|Sperm whales in 4 of 1131||0,35%|
|Blue/Fin whale hybrid in 3 of 1131||0,27%|
|Long-finned pilot whales in 1 of 1131||0,09%|
|Total: 1046 of 1131
Sightings Hjalteyri 2022
From May to September 2022, whales were spotted in 138 out of 144 tours = 95,83%
In total, four different species were spotted: Humpback whales, Harbour porpoises, White-beaked dolphins and Minke whales.
|Summary 2022 – Hjalteyri
|Humpback whales in 136 of 144||94,44%|
|Minke whales in 22 of 144||15,28%|
|Harbour porpoises in 9 of 144||6,25%|
|White-beaked dolphins in 8 of 144||5,56%|
|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.