We had a great trip in Ólafsvík today with four species sighted. We saw three types of toothed cetacean, pilot whales, white-beaked dolphins and the small harbour porpoise, as well as Minke whales, a type of baleen whale.
Our last tour of the season in Hólmavík ended with a whale exploding out of the water feeding on herring! The tour started quietly with one humpback travelling through the fjord. However, right at the end of the tour we went deep inside the end of the fjord and found two humpbacks there feeding on herring. We were lucky enough to see two huge lunges out of the water, when one whale came up with herring jumping out of its way as it exploded out of the water. What an end to an amazing season with the humpbacks of Hólmavík! Judith (Tour guide)