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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

EVER-CHANGING NATURE

The past days have not only been wonderful in regards of the weather, but also several humpback whales have entered the bay again in search for food. Even though some individuals would challenge our patience at first with a rather long dive period, they'd then reward us with a long time spent on the surface for breathing, resting and socialising.

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Sunday, August 25, 2019

THE SPIRIT OF WHALES

Humpback whales are generally very solitary and non-social creatures as most of their time they spend alone. Sometimes though, they become curious and form temporary loose bonds with other individuals in the area.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

TAKING A SUNBATH AFTER DAYS OF STORM

After days of rain and wavy seas, the weather suddenly changed entirely over night. Yesterday's conditions couldn't have been any better with the sun shining all day until it turned red as a fireball during sunset.

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Saturday, August 17, 2019

PLASTIC: HOW IT ALL STARTED

Depending on your point of view, the word OCEAN has always been linked to many good things in life: an ocean of love, sounds, opportunities, etc. Such beautiful words for an amazing environment. However, during the last years it has also been related to pollutants, noise and especially plastics.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

A FIRST HALF FULL OF FLUKES AND FINS

As we have passed the half-way mark in our 2019 whale watching season, these last few days gave us time to reflect on what has happened so far and look forward to the second half. So far in this season the Húsavík Research Center reports that we have had at least 82 different humpback whales visit our bay for feeding.

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Sunday, August 11, 2019

REMORSE OF THE RESENTFUL DOLPHIN

Skjálfandi Bay is home to many different cetaceans. Even though being famous for several big whale species such as the humpback and blue whales which visit these waters throughout the summer, also dolphins frequent the area and especially during June and July may show up in huge numbers.

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

THE MAGIC OF THE SEA

The weeks of the golden midnight sun might be over, but the sunsets will remain just as beautiful and magical. Imagine the sea painted red and yellow by the setting sun whilst a gentle humpback whale moves along the surface of the water nearby the boat you're sitting on.

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Friday, August 2, 2019

A FEEDING FRENZY

Whales don’t have particularly conventional feeding habitats. They don’t like to limit their eating to the restrictive confines of breakfast, lunch and dinner. They have instead decided to feed all day, every day, for the entire summer.

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

A TRUE MASTERPIECE

In addition to being a home for so many humpback whale individuals during summer time, Skjálfandi Bay is simply a masterpiece when it comes to its beautiful and diverse landscapte and scenery. Whilst Húsavík is located along Tjörnes peninsula on the eastern shore of the bay, a majestic mountain range - called the "Cheek Mountains"" - bounds the western side of Skjálfandi Bay.

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Sunday, July 7, 2019

LIFE´S A BREACH

The wind has started to sing across Skjálfandi bay, causing the waves to grow and our passengers to sail out into certain adventure. Although an Icelandic whale watching trip can’t exactly promise the tropical flat seas of the Caribbean, if you do venture out into Icelandic waters, you are guaranteed to return with a story worth telling.

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