As in previous years during August, northern bottlenose whales are making their appearance again in Skjálfandi Bay at the moment. Every now and then they seem to appear out of nowhere in different areas of the bay, spending some time breathing on the surface, before disappearing again in the depths beneath us - and more likely than not, aren't seen again for the next few hours.
In light of the small number of puffins that still rests around Lundey (Puffin Island) and the fact that there's no birds left nesting on the island, we have decided to finish the puffin season as of today, 17th of August.
This is our last week of going to Lundey (Puffin Island) during our "GG2 Big Whale Safari and Puffins" tour on our RIB speed boats. Since several days already these cute little birds have started to take off, leaving their summer breeding grounds behind to spend the upcoming months out at sea - far from any land.
Are you dreaming of a really unique and close-up experience with our beloved whales? Our RIB speed boats will always get you to the action - within minutes! With a maximum of 12 passengers on-board, everyone is able to get that perfect view of the animals and you'll sure be able to shoot that much dreamt of whale photo.
As August proceeds, days have started to get shorter again with the sun setting in the late evening. Sunsets at this time of the year can be so marvellous and we believe they're best enjoyed from sea! Just imagine the sky and sea painted yellow and red by the setting sun whilst a gentle humpback whale moves along the surface just metres away from your boat.
As we are already in August, the puffling time is going fast! The adult puffins have the duty to feed the young ones during this period. The pufflings, or chicks, don’t leave burrows before knowing how to fly and both male and female puffin take turns bringing fish to them.
In Skjálfandi Bay, besides humpback whales it is also possible to spot minke whales! These whales are regular visitors in the bay and might be seen throughout the year. Minke whales are widely distributed, occurring in the North Atlantic and North Pacific oceans and they received this name after a Norwegian whaler named Meincke.
Another fantastic month is ending and once again we collected some of the highlights from the last weeks. Whilst July challenged us several times with unpleasant weather and sea conditions, the whales were making up for the situation the entire time: Humpback whales have been spotted throughout July, often several of them on a tour and numerous individuals in different areas of the bay.