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Friday, June 14, 2019

UPCOMING YOGA RETREAT ON BEAUTIFUL FLATEY ISLAND

On June 19th Gentle Giants will host a yoga retreat on the beautiful island of Flatey in Skjálfandi Bay!  This full day tour is suitable for everyone and includes RIB transfer to and from the island, yoga classes led by an experienced local yoga teacher, vegetarian lunch, and a walking tour of the picturesque island.

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Saturday, June 8, 2019

SEAMEN’S DAY IN HÚSAVÍK

Last week, for almost fifty countries in the world the 1st of June is Children’s day, but here in Húsavík (and all over Iceland) it was Seamen’s Day! Where people honored all those who have linked their lives with the sea.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

RESCUE DRILL IN SKJALFANDI BAY

The other day Skjálfandi Bay became a place of ''accidents". One of the Gentle Giants rib boats, 'Amma Sigga', crashed into a big oak boat. Both boats were full of passengers and thankfully no one had severe damages.

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Monday, May 27, 2019

LIKE A CIRCUS IN THE WILD

During the past days, several humpback whales presented their acrobatic side to us. Numerous times we were able to observe them jump or tail- and flipperslap. In many cases the behaviour seemed to be related to feeding as for example today when we approached a "group" of four individuals: we took notice of the whales when two of them started to lobtail in a far distance whilst a third one leaped high out of the water.

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

ARCTIC COAST WAY VOTED 3RD BEST PLACE TO VISIT IN EUROPE

Recently the large travel guide book publisher, Lonely Planet just published an article naming the top 10 places in Europe to visit. You can see the article here: https://www.lonelyplanet.com/best-in-europe?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=paid%20social&utm_campaign=best%20in%20europe%202019&fbclid=IwAR2S44MaxkH7wn6luTrrxP2ybWDP9IyDWqxD8HepAYWGEZLtP-mVunt_g8g  They voted The Arctic Coast way here in Iceland as the third best place to visit in Europe! Which includes the heart of North-East Iceland, our romantic town Húsavík.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

SUMMER WHALES

With the start of the new week, the weather in Skjálfandi Bay has changed entirely after we experienced a very winter-like weekend! Now, the sea is calm and the sun is shining warmly from an almost cloudless sky! Additionally, several humpback whales have arrived to the bay and could either be seen feeding at the mountains or enjoying the calm of the ocean whilst surfacing in proximity to our boats.

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Saturday, May 11, 2019

ANOTHER LONG-DISTANCE MIGRATOR RETURNS

Along with the migratory whales that spend the summer time in our bay, it is also the summer home to migrating birds coming to Iceland for their nesting season. One of the most amazing migrators on earth has returned recently: the arctic tern.

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Friday, March 29, 2019

CAPELIN FEEDING FRENZY IN THE NORTH

It is no secret that there is a lot happening here off the coast of Husavik in North-East Iceland. Every morning is filled with excitement and everyday is a different adventure. The activity in Skjalfandi bay has been nothing but busy.

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Saturday, March 16, 2019

WHALE BONANZA IN HUSAVIK

Season start was only two weeks ago and we already have uncountable moments to look back at. There have been plentiful of whales visiting the bay. Humpback whales have been around almost everyday. A few minke whales have been seen.

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