Friday, 09 August 2019

Today we did not have the nicest summer weather, very cloudy, windy and rainy and unfortunately very very cold. Because of these conditions we decided to cancel our rib tours. However, on the classic tours our passengers were very brave, during all three tours a lot of people spend the entire tour outside with a little help from out overalls. Unfortunately we did not spot any whales or dolphins during our 9 and 17 tour. So on these tours we offered complimentary tickets. With these tickets people can try again for free in the next two years.
During the 13h tour we got lucky very soon after departing from Akureyri, after only 10 minutes of sailing we encountered a group of 5 northern bottlenose whales. We had a group of these whales in the fjord last year but yesterday was the first time in 2019 that we encountered this species. We were very lucky that the animals came to the surface regularly because this species can actually hold their breath for up to 2 hours!!

Departures: Classic 9, 12 and 17

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