Hauganes has a special place in our hearts
We come from many generations of fishermen, born and raised here in Hauganes and have ourselves sailed the beautiful seas of Eyjafjörður fjord and around Iceland since in our teens.
The magic of the sea never ceases to amaze us, especially when we can wake up in the morning by the sound of blowing whales just a few minutes from the shore.
It will be our pleasure to have you as our guests and take you on our classic oak boats for a carbon neutral whale watching tour to remember from the village we all love.
Árni, Gardar and Halli.
Owners and passionate seamen.
|Árni is our main captain. He has years of experience steering the boats and a sixth sense when it comes to whales!|
|Halli is also a captain with great experience. He’s Árni’s younger brother with a similar sense to the whales.|
|Gardar/Gæi is a long time fisherman and experienced whale tracker.|
An old Icelandic saying goes, “Þeir fiska sem róa,” meaning: “In order to catch fish, you need to row.” Our crew consists of professional fishermen and certified guides with decades of experience when it comes to fighting the elements and sailing the waters around Iceland. No worries though, Eyjafjörður fjord is very calm during the summer season and well sheltered from the North Atlantic currents. Our guides are fully trained and certified and will ensure that you will have a comfortable and informative tour.
|Valdi is your guide on the journey. A great fisherman and musician who knows every tone of the ocean. Almost.|
Our Oak Boats
We operate two classic Icelandic oak boats, Niels Jónsson, a 30-ton fishing boat, built of oak in 1974 and Gunnar Hamundarson, is a 50-ton fishing boat built in 1953. Both boats have enjoyed good maintenance, and are spacious, comfortable and extremely stable. As there are no generators on board the engines can be turned off when approaching the whales making the approach as gentle and nonintrusive as possible.
|Niels Jonsson EA is our long time fishing vessel, the boat is almost like a family member. It’s a traditional, 17,5m oak built ship from 1974. It has enjoyed good maintenance and is both spacious and comfortable. Our captains are professional fishermen who sail the boat during wintertime as well.|
|Gunnar Hámundarson EA, a sturdy oak boat built in 1954. At 21,5m, Gunnar is an extremely comfortably and steady boat, which minimises the chance of our passengers becoming seasick in the calm waters of Eyjafjörður fjord.|