Today the thick clouds hanging from the grey sky coated the naked mountains that enclose Faxafloi bay and, although it was a bit misty, we could appreciate the green new grasses growing at the basis of the majestic convexities of the scenery. It seems summer finally reached Iceland!
Whale watching Andrea 9 am
It was a foggy and rainy morning in Reykjavik so everything looked very mystical.
Today is the National independence day of Iceland, a very special day for Icelanders. In this festive day we headed out to the bay under thick grey clouds and drizzling rain.
The waters of bay were black and choppy, tricking us to spot the whales. The wind was blowing intensely and the fulmars were wonderfully riding the howling winds from south east. It rained too, making the adventure more remarkable.
Wonderful sightings in this early sunny Monday. Since we left the harbour and got closer to the Whale Fjord we have been very busy spotting whales constantly, as well as numerous groups of seabirds. We spotted around ten different Minke whales, who were swimming and feeding in the very productive waters of the bay.
Minke Whales, dolphins and lots of puffins
A great sunny day with lots of minke whales and many white beaked dolphins!
We sailed from the old harbour in Reykjavík, and the weather was nice!
The ocean was smooth, almost no wind, and the sun was shining. We spotted several Harbour Porpoises on the way out, and when we got out to the feeding grounds, we saw a Minke whale. Then we spotted a Humpback whale close to the boat.
We started this morning with the course to north west. The sea was calm with a slow wind from north on the bay of Faxaflói. When we were about to enter the feeding ground of the whale we found a jolly group of harbour porpoises that jumped out of the sea as they passed by front of the ship several times. We continued further west as our colleagues had located a minke whale.
This morning we enjoyed calm sea and good visibility. On our route, towards north west, towards the feeding we experienced some slow wave movement. Soon we heard of and found minke whales that came up to the surface, some quite close, and filled their lungs before diving again.