Sunday, 23 April 2017

Very cold wind was blowing from the north which meant sea conditions were a little bumpy. We were feeling confident however as we had recently had some good wildlife encounters in the fjord and went out hoping for more. It wasn't long before small groups of 2-3 harbour porpoises were seen traveling through the fjord or feeding under groups of kittiwakes. We traveled slowly through the area we had recently seen larger cetacean species, but had no luck on the outbound journey. As we approached Hrisey, the sea was much more choppy, with spray from the waves hitting those that stood at the bow of the boat. En route back to Akureyri lots more harbour porpoises were seen, surrounding the boat on all sides, but no whales today unfortunately. Complimentary tickets were issued.