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Thursday, May 23, 2019

ARCTIC COAST WAY VOTED 3RD BEST PLACE TO VISIT IN EUROPE

Recently the large travel guide book publisher, Lonely Planet just published an article naming the top 10 places in Europe to visit. You can see the article here: https://www.lonelyplanet.com/best-in-europe?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=paid%20social&utm_campaign=best%20in%20europe%202019&fbclid=IwAR2S44MaxkH7wn6luTrrxP2ybWDP9IyDWqxD8HepAYWGEZLtP-mVunt_g8g  They voted The Arctic Coast way here in Iceland as the third best place to visit in Europe! Which includes the heart of North-East Iceland, our romantic town Húsavík.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

SUMMER WHALES

With the start of the new week, the weather in Skjálfandi Bay has changed entirely after we experienced a very winter-like weekend! Now, the sea is calm and the sun is shining warmly from an almost cloudless sky! Additionally, several humpback whales have arrived to the bay and could either be seen feeding at the mountains or enjoying the calm of the ocean whilst surfacing in proximity to our boats.

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Saturday, May 11, 2019

ANOTHER LONG-DISTANCE MIGRATOR RETURNS

Along with the migratory whales that spend the summer time in our bay, it is also the summer home to migrating birds coming to Iceland for their nesting season. One of the most amazing migrators on earth has returned recently: the arctic tern.

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Friday, March 29, 2019

CAPELIN FEEDING FRENZY IN THE NORTH

It is no secret that there is a lot happening here off the coast of Husavik in North-East Iceland. Every morning is filled with excitement and everyday is a different adventure. The activity in Skjalfandi bay has been nothing but busy.

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Saturday, March 16, 2019

WHALE BONANZA IN HUSAVIK

Season start was only two weeks ago and we already have uncountable moments to look back at. There have been plentiful of whales visiting the bay. Humpback whales have been around almost everyday. A few minke whales have been seen.

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Thursday, March 7, 2019

FIRST WEEK OF WINTER WHALE WATCHING IN HUSAVIK

We are very happy to begin the whale watching season early this year - we have had a great first week!  Going out at sea here in the north this time of year is one of my favorite things. The cold fresh air and the snowy mountains that light up the bay in the winter sun.

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

SEASON START 1ST MARCH

THIS IS IT! Tomorrow 1st March the 2019 whale watching season officially starts from Húsavík. The first tour of the year is scheduled at 10:45 on board our boat Sylvía. Bookings in advance recommended.

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Friday, February 15, 2019

SEASON START IN TWO WEEKS

Our 18th season is just around the corner. Daily whale watching tours on board Sylvía will start from Húsavík on 1st March 2019 – earlier than ever before. We are super excited to begin the season so early and head out on Skjálfandi Bay again with whale watchers in search of the giants of the ocean.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

OUR MID-ATLANTIC STORY 2019

The annual Icelandair Mid-Atlantic Tradeshow was held in Reykjavík last week and Gentle Giants took an active part as usual. The tradeshow was held for the 27th time and this year around 700 participants from 21 countries joined the event.

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