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Wednesday, July 10, 2024

SOURCE OF LIFE

As you may know, Húsavík is considered the whale capital of Iceland. But why here? Why do they come to Skjálfandi Bay? If you read our last post you will find out that whales come to Skjálfandi Bay with the ultimate goal of finding food and eating as much as they possibly can.

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Monday, July 8, 2024

ONCE DINNER IS SERVED

Most of the whale species that we get to see here in Skjálfandi Bay are not resident to the waters around Iceland, but migrate large distances between their breeding grounds in subtropical or tropical waters and their feeding grounds close to the poles.

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Friday, July 5, 2024

THE FASCINATING WORLD OF BIRD NESTS

Along with all the whales, also numerous birds are migrating to Iceland for the summer months. Unlike whales though which come here for their feeding season, birds journey towards the North for their nesting season.

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Sunday, June 30, 2024

ANOTHER SURPRISING SIGHTING

What better than to be surprised twice in the same week?! Not only was a hybrid spotted in Skjálfandi Bay, but we were also able to see the biggest toothed whale that we have on our planet, the sperm whale! This is an uncommon sighting for our tours since it is an animal that enjoys being in deeper waters.

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Thursday, June 27, 2024

OUR FRIEND, THE HYBRID, IS BACK!

On the 24th of June we got fortunate, we sighted the hybrid (offspring of a Blue whale and a Fin whale) that likes to visit Skjálfandi Bay. It is a whale that was spotted for the first time in 2007 and since then, almost every year enjoys the waters of this beautiful area.

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Monday, June 24, 2024

PUFFIN PARENTING HACKS

Did you already know the following five facts about puffin parents? 1. Puffins are monogamous birds. Each year, couples re-unite upon arrival to their nesting grounds. During the winter months, however, they oftentimes get separated as they spread out on the North-Atlantic Ocean.

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Friday, June 21, 2024

SUMMER SOLSTICE

The 21st of June is known for the summer solstice - or also, the longest day of the year. During summer solstice, which is as well called midsummer, either of Earth's poles - in this case the north pole - has its maximum tilt toward the Sun.

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Monday, June 17, 2024

IN THE WORLD OF BIRDS

They are around us at every turn. Sometimes, they are so common that we don't even notice them. They fill our daily lives with their presence and songs. They appear in culture, folk myths, and proverbs.

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Thursday, June 13, 2024

BEWARE THE SEA MONSTERS

Tales of sea monsters date far back in Iceland's folk culture. Many stories exist and are told of elusive creatures showing themselves to seafarers far out at sea or even to villagers close to shore.  Sightings have been recorded all over the country - over the last centuries and up to date.

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Saturday, June 8, 2024

WORLD OCEANS DAY

We're sailing again! After days of extremely stormy (and nearly winterly) weather, we are finally able to leave Húsavík harbour again and head out onto Skjálfandi Bay in search for whales and other marine wildlife - right on time for WORLD OCEANS DAY.

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