Saturday, 3 September 2016

It was a beautiful day in Eyjafjordur, the sun was shining and the water was like a mirror. Because the conditions were so clear it was possible to spot the humpback whales from very far away. We encountered at least 7 humpback whales during the tours. The animals were showing different behaviours, we encountered a group of three that was moving very fast and was clearly travelling, a few animals moving by themselves suspectedly feeding and another group of three that was resting. The animals were just floating at the surface coming up once in a whale to breath and diving down very lazily. While we were watching the humpback whales we were treated to amazing views of the surrounding mountains and Hrisey Island.

  • Anouk de Plaa

Aurora Activity: 3/9
Weather: E 4 m/s, 10°C
Cloud cover: Minimal to none
Moon: Waxing Crescent 4%