Whale diary

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    Tour at 13:00

    We set off again out onto Faxaflói bay and we really scanned a huge area and went much further out than this morning. There were a few groups of birds out there but we weren't able to spot any whales. On the way back we found a few harbour porpoises which a few people were a

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    Tour at 13:00

    We sailed out from Reykjavík harbour this afternoon but the weather was getting worse. We decided to try to head towards calmer sea towards Keflavík but this was quite far away. We sailed for a really long time before we reached the sea around Keflavík and were quite lucky a

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    Tour at 13:00

    The weather got even better in the afternoon and we decided to go as far as possible to check an area far out in the bay. And we were lucky! First we spotted some splashes and found a very active and playful group of white-beaked dolphins. We had them a long time around the

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    Tour at 13:00

    We sailed out from Keflavík to avoid the heavy sea near Reykjavík. Still it was very windy. Although we spotted some porpoises a few times during the trip we could not find the big whales. Maybe they were further out but the weather was too bad to go there.

    Tour at 9:

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    Tour at 13:00 Tour cancelled due to strong wind.

    Tour at 9:00 Tour cancelled due to strong wind.

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    Tour at 13:00

    Again we headed out from Keflavík harbour and the sea was a little calmer than this morning. We headed towards the same area where we were earlier this morning and again found lots of feeding birds, especially Gannets. We spotted several Minke whales again, 6-8 individuals a

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    Tour at 13:00

    The wind dropped down a lot during the morning and we had fine weather this afternoon. Soon we spotted already several blows in the distance and found the minke whales to whom they belonged. This time of the year, when it is getting colder we can see the blow of a whale very

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    Tour at 13:00

    The wind had picked up a bit in the afternoon. We went directly to the area where we had all the whales this morning. First we spotted there a few harbour porpoises and soon some white-beaked dolphins, but no minke whales. We stayed for some while with the dolphins and decid

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    Tour at 13:00

    The sea was by now completely flat and we headed back to the same area. There were even more white-beaked dolphins around now, really everywhere that we looked, and many of them were jumping. In the same area there were several Minke whales again, sometimes surfacing very cl

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    Tour at 13:00

    Again we headed out to look for the whales, and now the wind had gone down quite a lot so the sea was much more calm. We headed towards the same area as we were this morning and again found several Minke whales out there. We got some really close sightings again as well whic

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    Tour at 13:00

    The wind calmed down a lot and we had fine weather in the afternoon, a bit wet though! We had very nice sightings: minke whales, white-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises. In the beginning we spotted the porpoises, a really nice group of at least twenty animals. They jumpe

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    Tour at 13:00

    At the same area like this morning we saw many diving gannets. And like the last few weeks we spotted there harbour porpoises. They were a bit difficult to spot today. While waiting for the porpoises we suddenly saw some splashes in the distance. We sailed there and found a

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    Tour at 13:00

    On this tour we were not very lucky. We soon spotted a group of Harbour porpoises, quite nice, but then we sailed around for a long time with no whales. At the end we saw two Minke whales but did not get close enough for all our passengers to see them. Since we are doing thi

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    Tour at 13:00

    Again we headed out and the weather was even worse. We were optimistic though, because we had such a nice trip in the morning. We headed back to the same area and again found the gannets feeding all around. It's quite spectacular to watch these elegant birds diving down in t

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    Tour at 13:00

    Tour cancelled due to worsening weather conditions.

     

    Tour at 9:00

    Unfortunately we weren't able to spot any whales on this trip, the sea was very rough and getting rougher!

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    Tour at 13:00

    Tour cancelled due to bad weather

     

    Tour at 9:00

    Tour cancelled due to bad weather

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    Tour at 13:00

    Tour cancelled due to bad weather.

     

    Tour at 9:00

    It was a very rough today but there were still some brave people who joined us on this tour. We were quite lucky and spotted many, many harobur porpoises. They fed at the same area like all the gannets.

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    Tour at 13:00

    Report from Elding: The sea was still a little bit rough and the wind was picking up. We headed back to the same area where we were earlier and found some feeding Gannets. We spotted a Minke whale in the distance and sailed towards it but when we got close it was nowhere to

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    Tour at 13:00

    The weather was a little better, it wasn't raining quite as much, but it was quite foggy out on the bay. In spite of quite low visibility we spotted a really nice group of harbour porpoises which we followed for a while. The were just beneath a group of Gannets that were fee

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    Tour at 13:00

    Again we set off, prepared for worsening weather, but it stayed pretty similar to the trip this morning. We set off to the same area and found the Minke whales again. This time some we were even able to spot a Minke whale lunge feeding at the surface. Lunge feeding is when t