Sunday, September 29, 2019
There is a lot to think about when you are a captain of our RIB boats. I asked our head RIB captain Sverrir about his daily life as a captain. A RIB captain’s day starts quite some time before the tour:
“As a captain my day starts off by taking a look at current weather, future weather forecast, and wave height/length/duration.
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Christel Loman has joined one of our “GG2 Big Whale Safari and Puffins” RIB speedboat tours this season. In her blog “Vijftig tinten groen” about Iceland, she dedicated a whole article to her experience with us and to the wildlife that she encountered on the tour:
"We booked tickets through the internet for a trip with Gentle Giants Whale Watching.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Rainbows are truly magical and there is this air of mystery attached to them. There is so much more to them than just their bright and breath-taking colours.Therefore, it is not at all surprising that we created so many fables and stories about this colourful phenomenon.
Saturday, September 14, 2019
As expressed in my previous post, Skjálfandi Bay displays a variety of wildlife throughout the season - among them, several species of cetaceans:
Another species showing up in the waters of Skjálfandi Bay is the northern bottlenose whale.
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Skjálfandi Bay is known for the diversity of its wildlife and even though humpback whales are the most common whale to show up here, there is a wide range of other species visiting our bay, too. One of them is the minke whale, which is often found near the coastline in the southern part of the bay or along the mountains on the western side.
Monday, September 9, 2019
There's nothing more magical than being able to observe a humpback whale peacefully travelling through the ocean on a calm and beautiful day.
The video was taken earlier today by our captain Hallgrímur Guðmundsson.
Friday, September 6, 2019
Not only the ending of August indicated that the summer season is over. Also the weather has been letting us know that fall is coming.
Monday, September 2, 2019
At Gentle Giants Whale Watching we all strive to do our best and with our passion for whales, try hard to meet our passengers’ expectations and to provide and create memorable experiences out in the wild nature of Skjálfandi Bay.
Sunday, September 1, 2019
August has to come to an end and as the month has passed by, Skjálfandi Bay has experienced many changes. Whilst days have started to get shorter again, meaning that the night sky and the dancing aurora are throwing their shadows onto the mountains and the sea at nighttime, also many bird species are settling to leave.
Friday, August 30, 2019
Whilst during the past days humpback whales were definitely our stars out in the bay, this morning we were welcomed by some totally unexpected visitors: two blue whales were encountered a short sailing time away from Húsavík’s harbour! Blue whales, the largest mammal that has ever existed on our planet, usually pass by Skjálfandi Bay on their way towards their feeding grounds in the far north.