Saturday, 29 December 2018

A windy day in the Fjord didn't stop us from having a marvelous tour! We felt the waves from the very beginning and the further we were moving away from the harbor, the ocean was getting more bumpy. Luckily the first cetaceans we found were actually very close and it was a big group of playful White-beaked dolphins. We stayed with them for some time but as we wanted to look for more animals we headed out north. Our first whale was just around Hjalteyri and it was a Humback Whale. What a pleasant surprise - when another one popped up right next to it! They seemed to be very relaxed, surfacing the water often. Another Humpback whale showed up on the opposite side of the boat when the couple went for a dive. We've stayed in that area for the rest of the tour, having two more Humpback whales swimming around us and at least one more further in the distance. At the very end when we were already on the way to Akureyri, one of them showed up right at the side of the boat very close to us - so it almost felt like he didn’t want us to leave - a beautiful goodbye. Incredible tour and despite strong wind amazing day to be out there at sea!

Pictures and Text by Ania Wójcik