Thursday, 19 January 2017

Photos by Heiða Fridjónsdóttir (dolphins) and Megan Whittaker (boat)

To say it was cold today would be an understatement. It was extremely cold, water froze as soon at hit the boat. However, this was an adventure for our passengers that could either be outside with a warm floatation suit or in the heated saloon. It was challenging today to find the cetaceans, had to travel all the way to the north of Hrísey, at least 2 hours to reach that area but the stunning snow covered landscape kept everyone busy taking photographs. The cetaceans spotted today were a pod of about 8 white-beaked dolphins with at least 3 further in the distance. They enjoyed the company of the boat and passengers, played under and around the vessel and were very relaxed with our presence. It is always an incredible feeling when wild animals enjoy our company just as much as we enjoy theirs. A cold but wonderful tour from Akureyri.