Monday, 05 August 2019

This week we started with a splash! Morning tours were departing from Dalvik, where by the northern side of island Hrisey we found many pods of white-beaked dolphins. In the morning all we could see around were their dorsal fins and splashes made by jumping ones. They were trying their best to catch all our attention but without success - we also found a humpback whale. Twice during classic whale watching tour and at express ones, we found same individual of a humpback whale. In the morning we had very close encounter with whale swimming next to us, and in the afternoon same whale was performing some tail-slapping. Our 5 PM tour started from Akureyri but also made it all the way to the North of the fjord where we also came across several humpback whales while focusing on one of them that we followed for a while. At the same time we could see different groups of dolphins everywhere around us. Most of them were further away from us but on the end we also got a nice look at the white-beaked dolphins coming close to us and jumping! Perfect beginning of a new week!

Text and pictures by Ewa Malinowska

Departures today: Classic 9:00, 13:00 & 17:00; Express 10:00 & 12:00