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SA After The Storm 1

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

AFTER THE STORM

Another storm has passed and as the town woke up this morning, gorgeous winter weather awaited: crisp, frosty air, a starry sky and a moon shining brightly onto the town. Then, as the sun slowly rose, a play of lights and colours commenced on the Cheek Mountains across the bay.

SA To Each Its Blow 1

Saturday, November 4, 2023

TO EACH ITS BLOW

Whales are mammals and so they have lungs. All couple of minutes, these animals will have to breach the surface of the ocean to take several deep breaths. With each breath, whales replace up to 90% of the air in their lungs - we humans only just exchange 10-15% each time we breathe.

Easyjet 1

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

WELCOME TO AKUREYRI, EASYJET!

After years of planning, history was made yesterday morning as easyJet’s inaugural flight from London Gatwick landed in Akureyri in North Iceland. Representatives from Visit Iceland, Visit North Iceland, Isavia, local government and tourism companies celebrated the historic event and arrival of easyJet’s plane together.

SA Last Rib Tour 1

Monday, October 30, 2023

TAKE YOUR CHANCE

Another month is about to end and along with that, also our GG2 Big Whale Safari on our RIB speed boats departs for a last time tomorrow, 31st of October. Are you dreaming of a really unique experience while discovering the treasures of Skjálfandi Bay? Our speed boats will quickly get you to where the whales are - nothing is ever too far.

SA Autumn Colours 2

Saturday, October 28, 2023

THE MAGIC OF AUTUMN

These last days at sea have certainly surpassed our expectations. While it was indeed freezing cold at sea, we enjoyed some really sunny days, most beautiful lights and colours in the sky as well as on the mountains, calm seas and most importantly of course: loads of whales! While at times one could see more than one individual surface at once nearby the boat, a dozen other spouts would appear in the surrounding.

SA Humpback Groups 3

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

SOCIAL TRAVELLERS

Humpback whales are generally considered solitary animals as they spend most of their lives on their own. However, they're known to be social animals regardless, which is why - with a bit of luck - one might see two or more individuals together.

SA Three Whales

Sunday, October 22, 2023

WHALE BONANZA

October continues to be an outstanding and memorable month: large numbers of humpback whales are spotted these days - up to the point that one simply looses count of how many individuals are surfacing in the vicinity of the boats within just a few minutes.

SA The Whales Cousin 2

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

THE WHALE'S COUSIN

It is the second largest mammal on land, grey and massive, lives mostly in water, but comes to land between dusk and dawn. It can't swim and barely float, but walks underwater. Even though being fully vegetarian, it is considered the most dangerous animal in Africa, being responsible for most human deaths annually.

SA Of Mountains And Whales 2

Sunday, October 15, 2023

OF MOUNTAINS AND WHALES

Time flies by and the first half of October is already over. Whalewise we've had a great month so far and these incredible gentle giants clearly made up for the unfavourable weather we encountered on some of the days: Several humpback whale individuals have been spotted throughout these days.

SA Flippers

Thursday, October 12, 2023

THE SECRET

Humpback whales, our most common sights, are incredible animals to observe and while they're much known for their fluking behaviour right when going down for a dive, the most distinctive physical feature are actually their long pectoral fins.

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