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Saturday, December 1, 2018

WHAT AN ENDING TO THE INCREDIBLE SEASON 2018

Another whale watching season here in Húsavík has come to an end. It is time to look back at yet another great year. Winter is here and our maintenance crew are already in full swing with the preparations for next year.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

UPDATE FROM HUSAVIK

There is still plenty of action here in the bay, off the coast of Húsavík. We are seeing plenty of humpback whales everyday. A few minke whales and the occasional pod of white-beaked dolphins are also visiting Skjalfandi bay these days.

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

OUR FINAL MONTH: WINTER WONDERLAND WHALE WATCHING

It is starting to turn into a beautiful wintery scene here in North Iceland as we enter our final month of our whale-watching season. Even though this is our final month, the whales have still been delighting passengers and crew out in the bay.

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Monday, October 22, 2018

GG TAKES PART IN INSPIRED BY ICELAND NEW CAMPAIGN

Inspired By Iceland, a joint marketing initiative for Iceland, known for its heart-warming and humorous campaigns, has united the country's industries and voices to provide a comprehensive story of Iceland today.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

ONLINE BOOKINGS ARE NOW OPEN FOR SEASON 2019

We are still in full swing with season 2018 and what a year it has been! Before starting the season here in Husavik there is always a lot of excitement in the air. After a winter of preparations and making everything ready, the drive and motivation is in full speed.

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Friday, October 5, 2018

VESTNORDEN TRAVEL MART

Vestnorden Travel Mart was held in Akureyri earlier this week and Gentle Giants was happily there to participate. This was the 33rd time that the event is held and it is an important trade show in the North Atlantic region, connecting tourism suppliers from Iceland, Faroe Islands and Greenland with buyers around the world.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

A SUMMER TO REMEMBER

An important thing in life is to collect memories. Working with whale watching a whole summer here in Husavik definitely guarantees a whole lot of them!  We are now heading into what we call the "low season".

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

THE LARGEST CARNIVORE ON THE PLANET

Yesterday we had a HUGE surprise when we headed out at sea in the morning. We saw not one, not two.. but SEVEN sperm whales!  I myself had not seen these beautiful mammals in years. They are not very common here in the bay outside of Husavik.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

THE TALES OF WHALES

Every new day spent out in the bay is something special - even for the crew. Often I'm asked by our guests onboard whether watching whales doesn't get boring at some point. No, it never does as there's no two days, not even two tours, turning out to be the same.

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