We had a five-species day at Snæfellsnes today, with different species on each of our tours! In the morning, we scouted along the peninsula, where we encountered a Minke whale, and later on a group of about 30 pilot whales in the deep water. In the afternoon, we had to search for a really long time, to finally be rewarded with distant sightings of three sperm whales and one humpback whale, as well as a close up of orcas! Our patience definitely paid off today.
Out in the north in Hólmavík the humpback whales were in a quiet, restful mood on the morning tour but in the afternoon they were more awake. One whale breached twice, coming high out of the water, and then we found the whale we had been watching yesterday and it once again showed its curious side and played around the boat, rolling and going right underneath us. It was with another humpback, so we had two whales very close to the boat, an awesome experience.