We sailed out with what it looked to be a gale constricted to the Akureyri area but that, luckily, faded away the Northern we sailed in the fiord. After we crossed the area of Hjalteri we found our first and only cetacean of the day: a Humpback whale. The individual swam relaxed for almost the entire interaction. Towards the end, the typical surfacing behaviour switched towards a more shuffled behaviour. The whale was taking longer between surfacings, and was almost never going for long deep dives. We decided to leave the whale in peace and we slowly started our sail back to the harbour of Akureyri!
Pictures and text by Alberto Alejandro