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Friday, January 20, 2017

MANNAMÓT TOURISM WORKSHOP IN REYKJAVÍK

Gentle Giants participated in the annual Mannamót – Natural Iceland Tourism Workshop, which was held at Eagle Air Headquarters in Reykjavík yesterday. GG team Stefán, Hanna Sigga and Halli represented the company and enjoyed it.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2016

A new year has come and we all look forward to the upcoming season. But before leaving last year behind we would like to go over some of the highlights from 2016 at Gentle Giants. All in all, a great season with wonderful whale encounters, a new RIB boat and a fantastic team.

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Friday, December 16, 2016

DIVING ADVENTURES IN THE MALDIVES

Gentle Giants is proud to have a team which consists of both local and international people. Especially our guides come from all over the world. As our whale watching tours do not run in the winter, many of our guides leave Iceland during that period to for example, meet everyone back home, study, work elsewhere or travel.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

EXPLORING FLATEY ISLAND WITH ICELANDIC TV SHOW FERÐASTIKLUR

The Icelandic nature and culture TV programme Ferðastiklur, broadcasted on RÚV, follows the writer and journalist Lára Ómarsdóttir exploring astonishing and beautiful sites of Iceland. In her latest episode from earlier this week, Lára visits Flatey Island with Gentle Giants, along with other remote destinations around our Skjálfandi Bay.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS

Soon it’s Christmas and as before, our boats Faldur, Sylvía and Athena have been decorated with lights. They look great and give a nice Christmassy atmosphere to Húsavík harbour in this darkest time period of the year.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

SYLVÍA CELEBRATING 40TH BIRTHDAY

Even though our whale watching season has finished, there are still many things going on around Gentle Giants. During the winter time, when boats do not sail, they undergo annual maintenance. Especially oak boats need a lot of care.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

END OF SEASON

Today, 15th of November, our whale watching season of 2016 has officially ended. We will start sailing again on the 1st April 2017. Find more information on our tours and timetable for next year here.

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

SHARING MEMORIES

Tobias has been out with us on a whale watching trip a little while ago. When looking at his photos back in Germany, he came across this lovely shot of our oak boat Faldur and a humpback whale leaving for a dive right next to the vessel.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

NOVEMBER WHALE WATCHING CONTINUES TO BE SUCCESSFUL

A short report on our whale sightings and tours of the past week – written by guide Miro: November has started very well here in Skjálfandi Bay with two to three humpback whales being seen on our "GG1 Whale Watching" tours.

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