Friday, 15 February 2019

Challenging day today! The weather had calm down extraordinarily, and we enjoyed a day with no wind and mirror seas for almost the entire trip. We went almost to the North-East tip of the island of Hrísey, where the swell was a big higher than in the southern areas but not as big as the previous day. There we searched for the Humpback whales, following a hint we received from fishermen. However, we did not spot them and after 2 hours and a half we gave up and started to return to Akureyri. That is, indeed, the magic of whale watching! We spotted three Humpback whales on the southern corner of Hrísey, and we got to spend some time with a couple that was chilling out without going for long dives. At the end, an amazing experience of winter whale watching!

Pictures and text by Alberto Alejandro