Tuesday, 13 August 2019

We had a very windy day but luckily not as much rain as yesterday. Our passengers did get a bit of a taste of the Icelandic roller coaster due to the swells. During our first tour we encountered the same group of pilot whales as yesterday. They seem to be doing good and it looks like they are here to find food, but we hope they will stay away from the shallow areas. We also encountered the group of northern bottlenose whales again, so they are still in the fjord as well. During our 13h tour we traveled further north and found a humpback whale close to the island of Hrisey and it was spotted again late in the evening near Hjlateyri, identified as “right hook” due to its characteristic pigmentation . So a day with many different species today and it seems that Eyjafjordur is filling with whales again.

Departures: Classic 9, 13, 17 and Express 8, 10, 12, 16, 20

Text Anouk de Plaa and pictures by Rodrigo A. Martinez Catalan