Whilst during the past days humpback whales were definitely our stars out in the bay, this morning we were welcomed by some totally unexpected visitors: two blue whales were encountered a short sailing time away from Húsavík’s harbour! Blue whales, the largest mammal that has ever existed on our planet, usually pass by Skjálfandi Bay on their way towards their feeding grounds in the far north. Therefore, we are lucky to see them rather often during June, but it is less common for these whales to make another stopover here in the bay once on their migration back south. Hence, today’s encounter was certainly very special for all of us!

- Sarah

Photos by Sarah Arndt (captain / guide)



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