Thursday, April 2, 2020
Due to the current situation with COVID-19, we have closed our operation temporarily and all tours have been cancelled until April 20th at least. This is done for the health and safety of our guests and staff, to limit the spread of the virus.
Monday, March 30, 2020
In Skjálfandi Bay, humpback whales are seasonal visitors and one of the most common species we encounter on our tours. They head north towards Icelandic waters in early spring, eager to return to their feeding grounds.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
In late autumn 2019, our sea angling boat Aþena was taken out of the water and brought to Reykjavík, where she was modernised with a new engine and received a general beauty treatment at the same time.
Friday, March 20, 2020
Due to the current situation with COVID-19, we have closed our operation temporarily and all tours have been cancelled until April 10th at least. This is done for the health and safety of our guests and staff, to limit the spread of the virus.
Monday, March 16, 2020
Fin whales were sighted on several of our tours the last days. It is indeed special and very rare to see them come into Skjálfandi Bay.All the individuals that have been in the bay recently were very calm, up on the surface a lot and therefore allowed us to get some magnificent views of them.
Saturday, March 7, 2020
The first week of our season has been truly incredible: between three and six humpbacks showed up on almost every tour and so did the white-beaked dolphins. More than once the two species would even show up together.
Monday, March 2, 2020
Today morning our oak boat Sylvía left Húsavík's harbour for the first whale watching tour of 2020. Everyone among us was excited to head back out into Skjálfandi Bay and to find out what whales would be welcoming us on our first day of the season.
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Our 2020 season is just around the corner and first tour of the year is scheduled on March 1st. Do you know anyone planning to visit Iceland this season? Surprise your near and dear ones with a gift voucher for a whale watching tour from Húsavík – the Whale Capital of Iceland.
Monday, February 17, 2020
Humpback whales are known to often migrate long distances between their feeding and breeding areas. Many come to the colder regions around Iceland for feeding during the summer months but then some head south to warmer waters in the winter for the breeding season.
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
The annual Icelandair Mid-Atlantic Tradeshow was held in Reykjavík last week and Gentle Giants took an active part as usual. The tradeshow was held for the 28th time. Mid-Atlantic offers a great platform for travel industry professionals from around the world to meet, work together and exchange ideas, in Iceland – a hub between Europe and North America.