Friday, 14 April 2023
Today we will be operating on Þruma RIB for our 10:00 and 14:00 Premium Whale tours and on our lovely vessel Hafsúla for the 09:00 and 13:00 Classic Whale Watching tours. Make sure to dress appropriately for the tours as it is always colder on sea than on land.
- CLASSIC WHALE TOUR | 09:00
- PREMIUM WHALE TOUR | 10:00
- CLASSIC WHALE TOUR | 13:00
- PREMIUM WHALE TOUR | 14:00
- PREMIUM WHALE TOUR | 16:00
COVID-19: Keep in mind that passengers and crew are asked to ensure their own hygiene and safety at all times. Washing hands thoroughly with soap and using a hand sanitiser is advised.
CLASSIC WHALE TOUR | 09:00
Report from Hafsulan: We set off under bright blue skies and very calm waves. But these conditions quickly changed and we were surrounded by fog and mist for about 20 minutes. We could barely see more than 200 metres. As soon as we escaped the fog and the sun burnt it off we could see for miles. We had a fantastic view all the way to Snæfellsjökull. Moments later we saw 2 blows. This suddenly became a lot more. In total we saw 9 humpback whales! At first we saw a pair and another solitary individual. We got to see the pair from very close and we could see their striking white pectoral fins. We then travelled a bit further and found lots more whales. It is very rare to see so many whales. We got to see lots of fluke dives too. This was a really special tour. As we got closer back to the harbour we saw lots of Atlantic puffins as well which was exciting.
- Rob Hyman
CLASSIC WHALE TOUR | 13:OO
Report from Hafsúlan: With a lot of expectation we set sail from sunny Reykjavík, towards a calm sea waiting to see lots of cetaceans. With the wind in our faces our hopes were high, because the previous tour had seen many whales gathering to feed in a small area. Half an hour had past, we started to see blows in the distance and also big splashes even further away. A bit of time passed and we had a glimpse of our first cetacean of the tour, a humpback whale, with even more joining aroud us. Together they were 8 to 10 in that small area. After a while, we had a call from one of our ribs saying they had another whale and so we went there to investigate. It was confirmed, another humpback doing fluke dives. And so, our beautiful non-icelandic day was over with a good view of what these whales look like.'
- Pedro Teixeira
Birds species encountered today include:
Atlantic puffin, european shag, northenr fulmar, northern gannet, common guillemot, eider duck, herring gull, black backed gull, black legged kittiwake, razorbill.