Monday, June 4, 2018
When you decide to move for the first time to Iceland in order to work as a whale-watching guide, it is something vocational. You know that it will be a tough life: your summer will be colder than you are used to; working on board in bad weather conditions tests your courage; and you are far away from everything you know.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Every year by the end of May a well-known excitement is spreading over the bay and harbour area of Húsavík. Any day now the first migrating blue whale might reach the waters of Skjálfandi Bay, likely staying for a short stop-over to feast on the plankton and krill which the bay has to offer – after all a blue needs about 5 tons of food a day whilst visiting its feeding grounds.
Sunday, May 27, 2018
Previously this week we had the pleasure of taking a group of Icelandic school students to beautiful Flatey. This time of year in Iceland is when the school year in Iceland ends. It is not uncommon for grade schools in Iceland to go on a school trip to celebrate the end of another semester.
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Last week the cruise ship “Ocean Diamond” started its annual sailing route around Iceland. Which means that every ten days it comes for a visit here in Húsavík!
The passengers gets the chance to experience the town, and of course to see the whales here in the whale watching capital of Iceland.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
During the past days numerous humpback whales have started to arrive to Skjálfandi Bay – ten and more individuals were seen on the tours! Humpback whales come here for their feeding season and usually start to show up sometime in spring.
Monday, May 7, 2018
These are screenshots from a trailer for the American TV show Ocean Treks™ with Jeff Corwin, when he joined our humpback whale researcher Charla Basran on board our boat Aþena to learn how the study of whale vocalizations can help to understand the gentle giants better.
Thursday, May 3, 2018
One of the humpback whales that has been encountered in our bay during the last days is this pretty and unusual one with black pectoral fins, named Flatbread. This photo was taken yesterday morning by our guide Natàlia while it let the people on board our oak boat Faldur admire its whole body's beauty up-close.
Monday, April 30, 2018
This morning we proudly invited a group of future Icelandic guides whale watching with us, for the fifth year in a row. They study at The Icelandic School of Travel and Tourism (Ferðamálaskóli Íslands) and are now doing a tour together around the island to get to know the key tourism places better.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Our captain Pétur just reported the great news that they on board our oak boat Sylvía currently are watching a humpback whale in the western part of our bay.
Humpbacks have generally been one of our most frequently sighted whale species during the last years.
Monday, April 23, 2018
This energetic group of students from the local upper secondary school went with us on the afternoon whale watching tour today. They take a specially developed Whale Watching Guide course, unique for their school here in Húsavík – the Whale Capital of Iceland.