Saturday, July 23, 2005

Gentle Giants latest Crew member

María has been preparing lately by gathering information about our oceanlife, history and surroundings of Húsavík, and today she did her first trip with Faldur, where she shared her wisdom and had a good first aproach.

Friday, July 22, 2005


Our passengers onboard this afternoon really enjoyed the trip onboard Faldur, after a long search for the whale.  They finally spotted this friendly Minke Whale which gave thim the show a good Minke should!! These photos are taken from the Crows Nest at Faldur by our guide Linda Guðrúnardóttir.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005


The following pictures are taken on a calm night at Skjálfandi bay.  This Minke Whale was just swimming around and enjoying this magical light the evening sun embellished the sea with. Pics.

Friday, July 15, 2005

Minkes and dolphins all over!

For the past days Skjalfandi bay has been crowded with minkes and dolphins.Minke whales can be very inquisitive and entertaining, and on our tours the minkes have often been spy-hopping or examining and swimming calmly by our boat.

Saturday, July 9, 2005


Today the crew on Faldur spotted both a group of Humpbacks, and also Blue Whales in Skjálfandi bay. These are great news, and hopefully our gigantic visitors are here to stay for some time, like they did last year.

Thursday, July 7, 2005

Great news from the humpbacks ....

Photos taken by Gentle Giants staff .....       A great fluke of a humpback - in one of our evening tours this season... A humpback next to our boat Aþena ...

Friday, July 1, 2005


Today was the first day of the new month, July, and it brought good weather to Husavik – light winds, 16° heat, and flat sea.The bay has also been very lively, bringing the majestic humpback and other species to our passengers.

Thursday, June 30, 2005

Rescue drill by Gentle Giants

Today a rescue drill was held by the staff onboard Faldur, where the staff simulated and responded to possible emergency situations at sea.Gentle Giants crew sailed out to Skjalfandi Bay where one of the crew member threw himself out into the sea and the instructions of captain Einar were put into practise.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005


Slysavarnarfélagið Landsbjörg is responsable of giving courses for everyone working on boats by the icelandic coasts, and has trained all our captains and guides to be capable to handle accidents of every kind at sea.

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