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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Yesterday was the first day of Húsavík Adventures’s third season in RIB whale watching. And what a start it was! On a very sunny day with a rather strong wind from the south our crew went on to their first tour of the day at 10 AM and the second one at 4 PM. Passengeres were honored by the presence of the largest animal of the earth – the mighty blue whale who calmly swam in only a few meters distance from our RIB boat. Amazingly the blue whale showed its fluke which is very rare sight to be seen – and that is an understatement!
Blue whales visit Skjálfandi Bay mostly in June but in the recent years they have luckily been able to enter the bay in other months as well.
The ever so curious humpback whale was also spotted in both tours, pleasantly showing him self at its favorite feeding place. This beginning of the season cannot but give some great hopes for the upcoming season. Húsavík Adventure’s daily departures from 1-15th May are scheduled at 10:00. From 16th-31th May will be two departures at 10:00 and 13:00. Extra departures and private tours are of course available upon availability.
Photo by Melissa Baxter.
We’re only a few days away from our first day of the 2017 season. The spring is blooming in Húsavík and we’re optimistic for the summer. The first humpback whale of the spring was recently spotted in the bay. Humpback whales are large animals, about 13 meters long and weigh about 30 tons when grown up. They are regular visitors in Skjálfandi Bay, coming from their breeding areas in the south to feed here in the north for the summer.
Our RIB boat Kjói (the Arctic Skua) will head out for the season’s first tour of 2017 at May 1st @ 10:00. A second tour of the day is scheduled at 16:00. Tickets can be bought in online or in Húsavík at North Sailing’s ticket office.