Monday, 24 June 2024

humpback whale

Monday, 24 June 2024

Today we will be operating our Classic Whale Watching on our lovely vessel Eldey at 9:00, 13:00, 17:00, 20:30 and our just as lovely catamaran Hafsúlan at 11:00, 15:00. Our Premium Whale Watching tour will operate on Þruma I-V at 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00 and 20:00

  • CLASSIC WHALE TOUR | 9:00, 11:00, 13:00, 17:00, 20:30
  • PREMIUM WHALE TOUR | 10:00, 12:00
  • PREMIUM WHALE TOUR |14:00, 16:00, 20:00


Report from Eldey - this morning we sailed into the bay with a mix of sun and rain. After 45 min of sailing we reached a spot full of birds, a good indication of food under the surface. Soon we spotted a minke whale however, although we tried to wait for the animal we never saw it surface again. We decided to head towards south, where other boat saw a blow. Indeed, it was a humpback whale. We saw it surface a few times before out of nowhere it breached twice in a row! It was very special so see the whole animal in the air. After spending some time with the whale we cotinued our search. Far in the distance we saw splashes of another humpback whale breaching multiple times, but the whale was miles away, too far for us to reach.

-Aleksandra Lechwar


Report from Hafsula: This morning sailed out into a classicly Icelandic day! Just before we sailed out there was rain, then there was sun! Then more rain and wind and more sun! We past the gorgous mountains and were eager to see what was in store for us. After about an hour of sailing we spotted a minke whale! This one popped up a few times before heading onwards. It seemed like we had reached a good spot! There were a few more minkes that popped up and in total we saw 5! Two of which came incredibly close to the boat! Then sadly time was up and we had to head home.

- Anna Richter


Report from Eldey - this afternoon we sailed out with no rain and some sun peaking through the clouds. We headed to the area where we been lucky so far today but just as we were leaving Reykjavik area we spotted a blow of a humpback whale. The animal was actively feeding and we saw it coming up every few minutes. We even saw some lunge and trap feeding, not so common feeding behaviours. After spending some time with the whale we headed out into the bay. Our next spot was a small pod of 5 white-beaked dolphins also coming close to the boat. In the same area we also had a quick glimpse at 2 minke whales. On our way back we had another few looks at the humpback whale until it was time to go home.

-Aleksandra Lechwar


Report from Eldey -  We sailed out in a rainy evening. Even though it was raining, it was a rather warm icelandic summer evening. We sailed all around our beautiful bay cause we had the information that a cetacean was spotted around just a few hours earlier. We really tried our best to spot whales, but we couldn't find any this time. 

We gave out complimentary tickets and all passengers are invited to try again!

- Milla Brandao