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Monday, September 25, 2006

WHALE WATCHING SEASON AT AN END

Whale watching from Husavik has come to an end after a great summer of 2006. Overall this season was superb … Plenty of whales spotted in the bay, weather good, and a lot of tourists visiting Husvik! Earlier this month, Vestnorden Travel Mart was held in Reykjavik.

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Monday, September 18, 2006

SEPTEMBER - INCREDIBLE WEATHER!!

September is usually a quiet season. Locals and people coming to the town in the summertime to work or spend the summer with their families, leave Húsavík and go back to their jobs or studies in other towns around Iceland or even abroad.

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Sunday, August 20, 2006

MOMENTS OF A LIFETIME

Yesterday our crew and passengers had the best trip ever! It was a lovely morning for spotting whales; excellent sunny weather, flat sea and a lot had been going on in the bay during the previous days.

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Friday, August 18, 2006

HUMPBACK´S SPECIAL

Humpback whales (Megaptera Novaeangliae) are among the most common species spotted in Skjálfandi bay during the summer 2006. They were already here in April and still with us, hopefully for long..

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Tuesday, August 8, 2006

SKJÁLFANDI SCENERY

Skjálfandi bay is blessed with exceptional scenery, and luckily so far it is free of any heavy industry to ruin the spectacular views while sailing on the bay.  Iceland´s main industry is fishing, and in Húsavík Harbour there are a few companies that produce fish for export, mainly cod.

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Tuesday, August 1, 2006

GREAT MONTH OF JULY BEHIND

One can surely say that the past month of July was really good for whale watching in Skjalfandi bay – and the bay has been alive with whales!5 different species were spotted on our tours in July – giant blue whales, humpback whales, minke whales, white-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises.

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Saturday, July 29, 2006

SEA ANGLING COMPETITION

Husavik has been very lively because of the Husavik Festival – Candy days & Swedish days 2006 - and this morning a sea angling competition was held by GENTLE GIANTS & GPG.A lot of people participated in the sea angling competition – local people as well as tourists! Competitors were divided into three boats – Athena ÞH, Sædís ÞH and Ásgeir ÞH, which all departed from Husavik harbour at 8:00 and returned at 12:00.Weather conditions were outstanding and catching very good – mainly cod – in our rich fishing grounds close to Husavik.

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Monday, July 24, 2006

HÚSAVÍK FESTIVAL 24th – 30th July 2006

Today the HÚSAVÍK FESTIVAL began in Husavik and will be going on this week. The Húsavík Festival is actually a celebration of two local festivals:-SWEET DAYS (Mærudagar) is a local celebration of family and friends and is usually held the second weekend of August.

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Thursday, July 13, 2006

NEW PHOTOS OF BLUE WHALE

The blue whale is the largest animal to have ever lived - it is about the size of 2000 people.                The blue whale has a heart of the size of a car - about 1200 kg.

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Sunday, July 9, 2006

OUT AGAIN ...

The weather conditions the last two days made it impossible for whale watching – but this morning it had got better and our boats sailed out again ...All our boats went out this morning – full of whale watchers that have been waiting to visit the giants of Skjalfandi Bay – many humpback whales & a blue whale!According to the weather forecast the weather conditions should get better up here in the North – but of course, Icelandic weather is unpredictable .

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