Thursday, September 28, 2023
While September is getting to an end, tour departures continue until the end of November with several schedules!
As this season brought us so much joy, we are already feeling the excitement for next year that some preparations are on the move!
For those who are planning visiting Iceland for next year, you can already book for our tours on 2024!
But if you are in doubt, don’t worry! You can meet us through our brochure and get to know all of the different tours we have to offer!
We sail in Skjálfandi Bay, Husávik as it is regularly known as the Whale capital of Europe! Exactly because of the high probability to see whales.
Monday, September 25, 2023
Last Friday, the 22nd of September, Húsavík celebrated the arrival of Villi Páls, the new boat of the local search and rescue team “Björgunarsveitin Garðar”.
With a length of about 11 metres, Villi Páls is larger than the previous rescue boat Jón Kjartansson and capable of handling more challenging weather and sea conditions than its predecessor.
Monday, September 25, 2023
Every year on the fourth Sunday of September, World Rivers Day is celebrated globally. The day is meant to highlight the importance of rivers to the life on earth as they provide freshwater, habitat (rivers are home to over 100'000 freshwater species making them one of the most biodiverse habitats) as well as ecological, economical and cultural value.
Friday, September 22, 2023
The recent storm has once again changed nature's outfit. More snow has fallen on the Cheek Mountains on the western side of the bay, but even Húsavíkurfjall (the mountain of Húsavík), was partially covered in snow this morning.
Tuesday, September 19, 2023
As the weather forecast doesn’t look good, we remember the wildlife of Skjálfandi Bay!
Up to the sky, you will see several wildlife passing above us!
Throughout the season, different marine birds are visiting Skjálfandi Bay mainly to breed.
Monday, September 18, 2023
September doesn't stop pampering us: today once again we were surprised by a whale species uncommon for this area. In the late morning, a pod of orcas (killer whales) appeared out of nowhere near our boats (which at that point were actually observing some humpback whales).
Friday, September 15, 2023
Besides all the surprise visitors and therewith rare sightings we had these days, we are just as excited to see well-known faces - or flukes to be correct!
Humpback whales, our most common sights, have unique patterns on the underside of their tail (flukes), which make it possible to identify and furthermore, recognise them should the same individual return.
Tuesday, September 12, 2023
While I have previously talked about September oftentimes being a month of surprises, today was one of these days which kept on giving and surprising - from early to late!
Those who decided to wake up extra early this morning to join our first departures were soon rewarded by our first surprise visitor of the day: a blue whale! Constantly travelling north, the individual didn't stay in the bay for too long, still we were able to get some great looks at it.
Sunday, September 10, 2023
September is a month of changes. As autumn starts, the colours of the landscape around us keep changing - soon everything will be red yellow and orange and the scent of blueberries that now appear everywhere will be in the air for several more weeks.
Saturday, September 9, 2023
September so far has been very thrilling regarding the wildlife in Skjálfandi Bay! A few days ago, we had the fortunate to observe 3 fin whales in the bay, for a short period.
And what kind of species is it?
Fin whales are the second largest whale species in the world and can reach almost 24 meters.