Friday, 5 May 2017

Brighter day today, but conditions at sea were foggy in some areas, especially the waters after Hjalteyri. However, Harbour porpoises were sighted at various locations throughout the journey, normally in small groups of two to three animals. Their presence was normally associated with seabirds, probably because of good fishing spots.  We sailed up to Hrisey Island, and all onboard could appreciate the beautiful landscape of this area. After spending some time searching we finally found a Humpback whale. Conditions were much smoother and we could join this nice encounter. Heading home more porpoises were once again on display along the fjord and nearer the city of Akureyri. Despite the fog, it was a good day for sightings.