That’s it! A very great RIB whale watching season has come to an end. It was the second whole season of Húsavík Adventures in business (we did a two month “miniseason” in 2015) and it went pretty much as well as it could have. We were very lucky with our brilliant crew who made so many people happy as our perfect score at TripAdvisor can confirm.
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The midsummer evenings in Húsavík can be magical. That has exactly been the case for the last few nights. Due to high demand, Húsavík Adventures added a second 19:00 tour yesterday evening in what turned out to be an A+ whale watching tour. Our RIB boats Kría (Arctic Tern) and Kjói (Arctic Skua) sailed side by side most of the tour in a paradise of big whales, puffins, dolphins and natural environment. The sea was like a mirror so the feeling for the passengers were more like sailing on a water.
In the tour at least 12 humpbacks were spotted with six of them being in the same area. A group of dolphins entertained the onlookers in their ever so good mood, jumping around in the calm conditions.
A fabulous tour overall and it reminds us why local people often talk about the “underestimated evening activity” in Húsavík, with the summer evenings often being very calm at sea and therefore excellent for whale watching as for other outdoor activities.
The following pictures were taken by our CEO Sigurður Veigar who worked as a guide for the tour.
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Húsavík Adventures proudly presents: Midnight Sun Whale Watching!
Our most glorious and stunning product is without a doubt whale wathcing tour on our brilliant RIB boats in the amazing Midnight Sun. The tours are available from 16th June until 15th July. That’s the time of the year when the daylight is about 24 hours in Iceland! In the prime conditions (which happens a lot of times) the sea goes completely still while the sun drops down in the horizon.
And the whales? Not asleep at all! Yesterday evening our passengers enjoyed a great show where the mighty blue whale stole the show with dolphins trying to keep up with some jumping exercises.
This picture was taken by our guide Elísabet. It shows excactly what we’re talking about!
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Time flies and we are already almost a month in our 2017 whale watching season! So far we’ve had a 100% whale sighting success in our tours. Every tour is a little bit different from the other of course but generally the tours have been really great and the passengers pleased with the experience they’ve had in our RIB boats.
Our ever so curious humpbacks have always been spotted, with minke whales and white beaked dolphins showing themselves occasionally. What’s been pleasantly unusual is the frequency of orcas/killer whales in the bay. Orcas were only spotted a few times last summer in Skjálfandi bay. They tend to follow the herring which they like so much and are therefore mostly seen in the west coast of Iceland. The precence of orcas in our bay this season has left many people with a smile on their face as they are always really fun to watch.
We surely hope that this is a good clue for the upcoming months!
Pictures by: Al Orton.