Tuesday, 5 June 2018

We sailed out in quite spooky conditions there was a lot of fog and the water was extremely calm. We almost expected a ghost ship to appear at some point.
Very close to Akureyri we encountered our first humpback whale, it was an animal that we had not encountered before. The humpback whale was feeding, moving direction a lot and coming up very often for one breath.
When moving further out in the Eyjafjord we encountered two other species, harbour porpoises and a minke whale. Both these species are usually quite shy and move away quickly, but today they seemed to be relaxed moving slowly around the boat and giving us close up views.
We also encountered two more humpback whales in the fjord, one of which was very active and giving us a show, slapping its massive flippers on the water and rolling around. 

Text Anouk de Plaa and pictures Babsi Neubarth