For the past years, blue whales have made their way into Skjálfandi Bay, usually in early spring/beginning of summer as they head further up towards the northern hemisphere. As for this year and the last, the first animals where spotted during the first whale watching tours of the season, in beginning of March. The prime time for seeing those largest animals on earth is usually during the months of May and June.

One can therefore say that whale watchers in Húsavík are privileged to have the chance to see those gentle giants up close during their whale watching tour and then be able to observe a real life size skeleton of a full grown blue whale inside the Whale Museum. Húsavík, therefore, plays somewhat a home for the blue whale.


A blue whale seen on a whale watching tour with North Sailing, March 4th.