Friday, 18 November 2022


Friday, 18 November 2022

 Today we will be operating on our lovely vessel Eldey 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.


 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 sanitizer is advised. 


Report from Eldey: It was still a little dark as we sailed out this morning but soon the light changed to a stunning gold. We basked in the sun and saw a blow in the distance! We were surrounded by a lot of birds which is a very good sign. As we got closer we saw the blow again, it was a humpback whale! It was quite a friendly individual though its' surfacing sequences were all different times and hard to predict. We think this is a new individual but will have to compare it to our catalogue properly to make sure - very exciting! After some time we headed back towards harbour now with a beautiful view of Reykjavik in the sun.

- Anna Richter


Report from Eldey: We left the harbour under a nice sun. We went in the same area than this morning trying to find the same humback whale. We did not need a long time to do so! The blow appeared in the distance, easy to spot with the low sun. We got closer and could see the animal behave in a similar way than this morning. Changing directions quite often with birds around, surfacing frequently and going on a lot of fluke dives. A lot of flocks of birds were present in the bay today which means a lot of fish was in the bay today. We stayed with the humpback a long time until more boats arrived. We then went a bit further north and found a second humpback whale. This one had a bit longer dives and we could see it a couple of times going for a deep dive before we had to head back to Reykjavik.

- Miquel Pons

Bird species encountered today include:

Common guillemot, razorbill, European shag, black-legged kittiwake, greater black-backed gull, black-headed gull, glaucous gull, herring gull, eider duck.