Sunday, April 30, 2023
Much has happened since our season started. Our boats departed almost daily on our two favourite whale watching tours, the "GG1 Whale Watching" on the traditional oak boats and the "GG2 Big Whale Safari and Puffins" on our RIB speed boats.
Tuesday, April 25, 2023
“We are genuinely happy when people are ready to go out to this paradise and enjoy what we have to offer." (Gentle Giants’ CEO Stefán Guðmundsson)
Yesterday, we were excited to meet our first guests in 2023 on Flatey Island.
Saturday, April 22, 2023
Today is International Mother Earth Day, a day to remind each of us that the Earth and it's ecosystems provide us with life and sustenance, but also to reflect the challenges in respect to the well-being of our planet and the life it supports.
Thursday, April 20, 2023
Today we celebrate "Sumardagurinn Fyrsti" - the first day of summer - here in Iceland. Unlike in most other countries, seasons in Iceland are divided into summer and winter only, even though terms as spring and autumn are used.
Monday, April 17, 2023
Wildlife in Skjálfandi Bay is outstanding and besides whales, dolphins and numerous migratory bird species, occasionally we are treated with the sight of a grey seal. Grey seals tend to show up by Lundey (Puffin Island) and along the mountains, especially nearby the river mouth of "Skjálfandafljót" or by the so-called Fish Rock (Fiskisker), a pinnacle just off the Cheek Mountains on the western side of the bay.
Wednesday, April 12, 2023
As days pass by, the nesting season of our beloved puffins is approaching and already these last days we could spot the first returning individuals in the bay. Very soon, the entire colony will arrive to their home "Lundey" (meaning Puffin Island), a small island along the east side of Skjálfandi Bay.
Friday, April 7, 2023
The first week of April passed by very quickly and so much has happened since our first tour of the season left the harbour. Since it is the beginning of the season, whales are only just returning from their breeding grounds in the tropical waters.
Friday, March 31, 2023
THIS IS IT! Our 2023 whale watching season is about to start tomorrow, Saturday April 1st. We will be offering daily departures from Húsavík until November 30th.
We will be operating scheduled tours on the traditional oak boats (GG1 Whale Watching) as well as on our modern RIB speedboats (GG2 Big Whale Safari & Puffins).
Saturday, March 25, 2023
Only one week until we will finally sail out into Skjálfandi Bay again!Whilst everyone is waiting in excitement for the 1st of April to come, preparations are in full swing and everything is finally getting ready for our 2023 season.
Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Earlier this month our beautiful oak boat Sylvía undertook her annual journey to the harbor of Akureyri, where she was taken out of the water for some final beauty treatments.
Time flies and after all necessary work had been finished, she was ready to sail back to her home port here by Húsavík yesterday morning.