If we want it or not, winter is coming and snow is predicted for the weekend. Hence, the weather today was chilly, wet and a bit windy. Nevertheless we set out in good spirit to look for whales from Akureyri till the end of Hrisey. On our morning tour unfortunately the only cetaceans we came across were a small pod of harbour porpoises. So we gave out complimentary tickets to our passengers to come and try again here or in Reykjavik. In the afternoon to our delight we managed to find one humpback whale around Hrisey. It wasn’t the easiest individual, still we got a good look at it’s fluke and have reason to believe it was ‘Dark Night’ an individual we know from 2016 and 2017. Hopefully it and its friends will soon return to the fjord. Golden autumn we are ready for you.
Text and pictures by Babsi Neubarth