Wednesday, 23 August 2017

The day started a bit cold than the last days, but the sea was still perfect for sailing and searching for the whales and dolphins. Just after fifteen minutes sailing from Akureyri harbour we could see our first blows, a group of three humpback whales and also close to these whales some harbour porpoises surfaced sometimes. We continued sailing towards Hjalteyri, and two blows appeared on the horizon - another group of two humpbacks. As we just left these enjoyable animals, we could watch one more humpback, and be heading south another whale. So far in the morning tour, we could enjoy seven humpback whales.  During the afternoon tour, as we sailed northwards, the humpbacks were in the same area close to Hjalteyri surfacing and showing their flukes several times. It was a great day for sightings. 

Text and pictures by Manu Bassoi.