Sunday, 04 August 2019

We had a lovely day today in Ejyafjörður, there was almost no wind, the sea was calm and the sun was doing its best to fight its way through the clouds. It was still pretty cold though, it is no as warm anymore as the last few days. Our tours at 8:00 and 12:00 departed from the harbour of Akureyri. In the morning we saw several small groups of harbour porpoises and also a minke whale. We were able to spend some time with the minke before it was time for us to head back to port. In the afternoon we tried to find the minke whale again but did not see it again. On our search we again saw harbour porpoises very well and also a harbour seal that was poking its head above the water surface and looking at us very curiously! Since we did not see whales or dolphins on this tour we offered everyone on board a complimentary ticket to join another one of our tours for free. These tickets are valid for two years and can be used either here in Akureyri or with our sister company Elding in Reykjavik. In order to search different areas for cetaceans, our 9:00, 13:00 and evening tours departed from Dalvik, a small village further North along the fjord. Those areas seem a bit more fertile at the moment and we could enjoy an amazing encounter with many humpback whales and white-beaked dolphins!

Text and pictures by Hanna Michel & Barbara Hintermayer

Departures today: Classic 8:00, 9:00, 12:00, 13:00, 17:00 & 20:30; Express 8:00, 10:00, 12:00 & 16:00