Friday, 4 January 2019

Another windy day in the Fjord. The ocean was bumpy and it took us about 40 min to find our first Humpback Whale but the one we found was actually the whale we know quite well - it’s called Aretha Frankfin, as we’ve seen it for the first time in the Fjord this year in the summer time, on the date when a singer Aretha Franklin has passed away and we decided to honor that by naming a whale after her. Humpback whales are great singers so the name suits quite well. The whale seemed to be very relaxed and didn’t mind our presence - at some point he has just stopped not further than 20 meters away from us, calmly surfacing the water. The conditions today were not the easiest to spot animals, but we had a beautiful sunset as background and at the very end of the tour we spotted another Humpback whale but this one seemed to be much more shy and was going for longer dives. They both seemed to be busy feeding so to not disturb them we headed back to Akureyri.

Pictures and Text: Ania Wójcik