The day started with overcast skies and windy conditions. The white caps on the sea made it a little hard to spot the whale but we spotted three different humpback whales in the morning and three others in the afternoon. Thanks to the pattern under the fluke we managed to identify the individuals named Kriller and Mystery. We decided to call the third individual from the morning tour Fin-ix (Phoenix) because the pattern under its tail looked like ashes. Amongst the humpback whales we saw in the afternoon were: Kriller (again), Adam and Fjall (which translates to mountain in Icelandic). Kriller also put on a great show for us buy fully breaching twice in a row and slapping the surface of the water with its tail multiple times! Fantastic! All the encounters happened in the vicinity of Hjalteyri.
Text by Liza Roger and photos by Babsi Neubarth