Today a rescue drill was held by the staff onboard Faldur, where the staff simulated and responded to possible emergency situations at sea.Gentle Giants crew sailed out to Skjalfandi Bay where one of the crew member threw himself out into the sea and the instructions of captain Einar were put into practise.
After a few days of stormy and wet weather here in Skjálfandi area, our captain Arnar Sigurðsson, founder of the first whale watching company in Húsavík, and guide Jesse Flores, finally spotted Humpback whales again after two days of absence! Weather conditions have not been completely favourable these past few days but that has not stopped our crew from bringing passenger within arms length of the humpbacks! Despite the weather, our brave passengers were fully satisfied with their whale watching journey into Skjalfandi bay.
Today the new tradition of “Swedish days festival” (Sænskir dagar) began in Husavik. They are held in the honorary memory of the first real settler of Iceland, Garðar Svavarsson. In the year 870 Garðar Svavarsson sailed to Iceland, around it, and finally decided to step ashore in Húsavík and built his house there.