Saturday, 13 July 2019

Today was a day with very different tours, just like the last few days have been. In the morning, the sea conditions were fantastic and we got to see some very nice harbour porpoises for a few moments, the smallest and cutest of the cetacean species in the fjord. Since we did not see any of the bigger species we always hope to show our passengers, we offered everyone a complimentary ticket to try their luck on another one of our tours either in Akureyri or Reykjavik. When we went out again in the afternoon, we came across a humpback whale after about an hour or so of sailing out in the fjord. After spotting the animal for the first time as it went for a dive, it came up jumping out of the water! It breached another 3 times and then started pectoral-slapping and tail-lobbing for the next 20 min or so. A great show for everyone! On a sad note, this humpback whale was obviously entangled in fishing gear in the past. It had a lot of scars and the dorsal fin and edges of the tail fin looked cut off. There was no gear attached to the animal anymore so it somehow was able to free itself - a survivor! We hope it will stay safe in the future and stay with us in the fjord for some time.

Departures today: Classic: 09:00, 13:00, 17:00 & 21:00 Express: 10:00, 13:00 & 16:00

Text by Hanna Michel and photos by Rodrigo Martinez Catalan