Monday, June 20, 2005

Swedish days in Húsavík

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.

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Thursday, June 16, 2005

Humpback update …

Humpback whales have been spotted in all our tours the last days, but according to our captain Arnar and guide Linda, yesterday's evening tour was one of the best they’ve had with the humpbacks.

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Wednesday, June 8, 2005

1200 whale watching trips in Skjalfandi bay

Mr. Einar Magnússon, captain for Gentle Giants, was doing his 1200th whale watching trip today and was thanked and greeted by the manager of the company.Einar went to sea at the age of 15, and has worked in that area more or less ever since, among with other various jobs.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2005

Whales and fish in Skjalfandi bay

In our last tours we have had the pleasure of viewing large groups of white-beaked dolphins. They can often be very playful, swimming and jumping around the boat, giving our passengers a great show-off ! Minke whales have also been sighted in some trips, and numbers of harbour porpoises.

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Sunday, May 29, 2005

Arrival of our new boat …

Latest addition to our fleet is the 7,7 ton “Athena”.  This vessel, built in the year 2000 in Hafnarfjordur, and rebuilt in 2005 especially for Gentle Giants, makes the ideal Whale Watching - and sea-angling boat, with all the comfort of a passenger boat.

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Thursday, May 12, 2005

Whale Watching season started ...

The Whale watching season has started, and today at 13:15 Gentle Giants went on its first whale watching trip of the season!Skjálfandi Bay had a lot to offer, Minke whales and Harbour Porpoises, among with Puffins and diverse birdlife.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2005

STARTING the Season 12th of May .....

Our whale watching season is about to begin, and our first trip is scheduled on Thursday, May 12th  at 13:15. Throughout May trips will depart from Husavik harbour every day at 13:15. - See timetable - However, if other time schedule is requested for groups or individuals, please do not hesitate to contact us to find out how we can help in that matter.

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Thursday, April 21, 2005

First day of summer ...

Summer has arrived, and today, 21st of April is the first official day of summer in Iceland.The weather has been improving, and today it is exactly like summer has arrived already; the temperature rising up to about 11° C and very light westerly winds.

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