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HOFNIN JULY 17TH 2021

Tuesday, 23 November 2021

Due to unfavorable weather conditions we have decided to cancel the 9AM tour. The 1PM is still pending but is looking more favorable than the morning.

  • CLASSIC WHALE TOUR | 09:00
  • CLASSIC WHALE TOUR | 13:00

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. Masks are mandatory on board right now unless you can keep the 1 meter distance.

CLASSIC WHALE TOUR | 13:00

Report from Eldey: This afternoon's tour was a rollercoaster of weather conditions: when we left the harbour it was snowing, then we experienced some hail and rain, and when we were further out in the bay it was dry and not very windy. After about an hour of sailing, we heard that a whale had been spotted in an area not too far away from us. When we arrived at the area, we saw the body of a humpback whale! The whale displayed unusual surfacing behaviour: coming up two or three times and then disappearing underwater without showing us the fluke, and sometimes not even arching the back. Thankfully, the whale did not take very long dives (it was probably resting) so we did not have to wait long between the irregular surfaces. When the other whale-watching boats started heading back to Reykjavík, we stayed a few minutes longer and that is when the humpback whale came incredibly close to our boat. We could admire the details of its streamlined body and take in the impressive size of the whale, and just when we were about to turn around to Reykjavík, some dolphins joined just in front of our boat! Six or seven white-beaked dolphins were porpoising very fast, and they paralleled our boat as we started heading towards the city, but we had to say goodbye to them when they travelled away from us. During the way back it already started getting dark and it rained and snowed, making this tour the true Icelandic adventure. 

- Eline van Aalderink