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Monday, April 22, 2024

SUMMER AHEAD

These last days, we finally enjoyed warmer temperatures - on land and at sea. Most of the snow in town has melted and a spring-like feeling caught us all. At the same time, from one day to the other, more and more migratory birds returned.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

PUFFINS, HERE WE COME!

As half of the month is over, we are adding more daily departures to our current schedule: From now on, our oak Faldur departs twice a day at 09:45 and 13:15 for the "GG1 Whale Watching". At the same time, our RIB speed boats head out three times daily at 09:30, 12:30 and 15:00 for the "GG2 Big Whale Safari & Puffins".

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Tuesday, April 9, 2024

WHERE THEY HAVE BEEN

As days pass by and we are approaching the mid of the month, our puffin season is not far away anymore. On the 15th of April we will finally start stopping by Lundey (Puffin Island) again on our “GG2 Big Whale Safari & Puffins” on our RIB speed boats.

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Thursday, April 4, 2024

HERE WE GO!

After a stormy Easter and therefore slightly delayed start into our this year's season, the last days have been extremely pretty out in the bay. For now, the whole landscape is still dressed in its winter beauty, which makes sailing along the mountains such a stunning experience.

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Sunday, March 31, 2024

HAPPY EASTER

Our team wishes a Happy Easter to all our friends near and far. It’s Easter weekend, but that hasn’t stopped us from preparing for our season start tomorrow, 1st of April. Scroll through the photos below to get an impression of all the pre-season-start happenings! At last, everything is ready and we are excited to welcome our first passengers of the season.

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Monday, March 25, 2024

THE COUNTDOWN HAS STARTED

Only one week until we will finally sail out into Skjálfandi Bay again! Whilst all of us are waiting in excitement for the moment that we leave Húsavík harbour again on the 1st of April, preparations are still in full swing and everything is finally getting ready for our season start next week as well as the months to come.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2024

IS IT SAFE TO TRAVEL TO ICELAND? YES, IT IS!

As news spread the other day that another volcanic eruption had started on the Reykjanes Peninsula, some of you might have started to wonder whether it is safe to travel to Iceland at the moment... The short answer is: YES!  And here is why.

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Saturday, March 16, 2024

A BIG DAY FOR DEAR SYLVÍA

As half of the month is over and our season start closing in, it was a big day for our beloved oak boat Sylvía the other day. Recap: earlier this winter, Sylvía undertook a long journey towards Stykkishólmur in the west of Iceland.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2024

WINTER VISITORS

Two bearded seals have been visiting Húsavík harbour several times throughout this winter. Just as whales, also seals are marine mammals, even though they’re semi-aquatic. More precisely, they´re pinnipeds (one of four taxonomic groups marine mammals are divided into).

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Friday, March 8, 2024

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN´S DAY

Today, 8th of March, we celebrate International Women´s Day.We at Gentle Giants are not only proud of a very international team, but also for having women employed in nearly all work fields within the company: in customer service (prior to your arrival as well as on-site, at the ticket center as much as around our meeting points by the harbour), as guides and captains on the boats as well as in the office and management.

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