Friday, 14 June 2019

Today it was mostly cloudy but during the day we managed to get a few peeks at the sun. The sea was almost flat which meant there was very little wind, making for very enjoyable sailing conditions. The whole day we did not have to travel far out to encounter our amazing humpback whales. In the first tour we found them just before Hjalteri and they actually moved into the fjord towards Akureyri during the day. We encountered a total of 7 humpbacks whales today. A few of them were resting, moving very slowly at the surface. For us this gave great opportunities to observe them and take pictures. Often they surfaced very close to the boat, sometimes giving us a bit of a surprise. It was a great day for enjoying our beautiful Eyjafjordur humpies.

Text Anouk de Plaa and pictures Ewa Malinowska