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Thursday, July 1, 2021

JULY WHALE WATCHING

July has arrived and sure to say that the high season has started. Weather has been amazing with high temperatures and sunshine and plenty of whales in the bay. Now from July we add several departures to our timetable so from early morning until late evening there are tours running from Húsavík.

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Thursday, June 17, 2021

WHALES CELEBRATE THE NATIONAL DAY

Happy National Day! The 17th June is the National Day in Iceland and is widely celebrated. The whales in Skjálfandi Bay are also in a festive mood as captain Halli reported from RIB Amma Jóhanna this morning: "I counted at least 10 humpbacks in the bay in beautiful weather conditions".

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Friday, June 4, 2021

WHALE FESTIVAL IN THE BAY – BLUE WHALE SPOTTED TODAY

What a fantastic start of the season with great weather, many visitors and lots of whales. Apart from the scheduled tours, there have been several private trips to Flatey Island and special trips on the RIB speedboats – such as the one earlier today a 50 min tour on the RIB that spotted the full house: harbour porpoises, white-beaked dolphins, minke whale, humpback whales and a BLUE WHALE.

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Friday, May 28, 2021

SEASON START JUNE 1ST – LOTS OF WHALES IN THE BAY

This is it! After months of waiting, we are finally starting our season officially on June 1st. Daily scheduled tours will be offered from Húsavík on oak boats (GG1 Whale Watching) and RIB speedboats (GG2 Big Whale Safari & Puffins).

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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL LUMPFISH SEASON OVER

The annual lumpfish season has finished with great success. Here are some fun memories from the last weeks from the crew on board our boat Aþena. ResultsCatch over 100 tons.One of top highest ranked boat in Iceland.

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Monday, April 26, 2021

HÚSAVÍK DIDN'T WIN THE OSCARS – BUT WON EVERYONE'S HEART

What an amazing adventure! The Oscars ceremony took place last night and the nominated song Husavik in the category "Best Original Song" did not win the Oscars – but indeed won people's hearts. Seeing the performance from Húsavík harbour with Swedish singer Molly Sandén and the local girls' choir was truly incredible and that in itself a huge achievement getting so far.

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Thursday, April 22, 2021

THE HÚSAVÍK OSCARS ADVENTURE

Húsavík has been very lively, full of action and in the spotlight all over the world in international media. Much excitement is in the air because of the Oscars nomination of the song "Husavik" from Will Ferrell's Netflix movie "Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga", where the town of Húsavík plays a major role.

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Thursday, April 15, 2021

SYLVÍA GETTING HER ANNUAL MAINTENANCE

Our "Queen" Sylvía is now in Akureyri shipyard getting her annual maintenance and beauty treatment so that she will be ready for the season start. Sylvía was built in Akureyri and is celebrating 45th birthday this year and starting her 15th season successfully sailing with whale watchers around Skjálfandi Bay.

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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE – MANAGE YOUR BOOKING ONLINE

In times of uncertainty we want our customers to feel confident booking online with Gentle Giants. We understand that travel plans may change and we have always offered flexible solutions such as free cancellation up until 24 hours before departure and the option of paying on arrival.

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Friday, March 26, 2021

BEHIND THE SCENES OF OUR MAINTENANCE TEAM

Even though no tours are offered at the moment, our skilful maintenance team is very busy those months working on the boats, doing the annual maintenance and beauty treatments. Father and son Fleet Manager Kalli and Head Captain RIB Sverrir are doing a great job, know the boats inside out and will make sure that our diverse fleet is well prepared for your arrival on board.

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