Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Eyjafjördur at its best under a blue sky, with calm to a bit wavy sea and plenty of humpback whales. At least seven whales, including humpbacks and one minke whale honoured us with their presence on all our tours today. Fjall, Donald Hump, Pringels, Tattoo, Giljagaur, Cascade and Arnar were not too far of Akureyri so it seems like the food, small schooling fish, krill and plankton is back deep in the fjord. We could see, listen to and sometimes even smell the whales when they surfaced not far away from us. Northern Fulmars accompanied us constantly on our way and made the tours even more interesting and enjoyable. The evening tour was maybe the most special one today with 5 whales feeding together including two resights from last year, King Louis and Bear. Simply a good day today here in the North of Iceland.

Text and pictures by Babsi Neubarth