Classic Whale Watching Tour | 13:00
Report from Eldey: Our tour started under a dense cloud of rain and snow but soon vanished and the path was clear for us to try to see some cetaceans on these Icelandic waters. After some 15 minutes, we had our first sighting, a blow from a humpback whale. This individual was doing average dives, lots of times very erratic but it came very close to us! Lots of grey seals were in the area exploring the food source that this whale was feeding from. After that, we left this animal to search for more wildlife. After another 10 minutes of scanning the area, we had another humpback whale in sight! This individual was faster and had some cool scars all over its body! It also did lots of fluke dives for our pleasure, but while this whale was on our side, another storm cloud came but we kept on going! Eventually, it stopped and another blow was seen from another humpback whale!! Such luck was compensated by more amazing fluke dives and awesome close-ups! We then saw another storm coming and decided to leave this animal to search for more around but nothing else was found so we pointed the boat towards the harbour of Reykjavík.
- Pedro Teixeira
Bird species seen today include:
Northern fulmar, northern gannet, great black-backed gull, herring gull, Icelandic gull, lesser, black-backed gull, common guillemot, razorbill, great cormorant, eider duck, black-headed gull
This is the original whale watching tour from Reykjavík! Join our highly enthusiastic and experienced team in the search for whales, dolphins and birds of Faxaflói bay! Most common wildlife encountered are humpbacks, minkes, dolphins and porpoises.
This combo unites some of the most popular winter attractions in Iceland - classic whale watching and northern lights from down town Reykjavík!