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18th July, 2018

One of my favourite ports in Iceland with beautiful scenery and generally popular with the wildlife in the entrance Fjord – Eyjafjordur. We entered the Fjord around 5:30am this morning and we had whales in the fjord combined with other interesting marine wildlife and birds – fantastic to see!

We embarked our pilot at 7am and we were docked ready to go just before 8am. A great day here in Akureyri, with sunshine and no rain or wind. I have been coming here for over 10 years and you very rarely get days like this in Iceland, it is called Iceland for a reason, rather than Sunland! Many guests on tour today going to see the Whale watching, Myvatn nature baths, Godafoss waterfalls, Jewels of the north, and a leisurely view of Akureyri (that sounds more like it). I took the opportunity for a walk ashore today to get the heart pumping and some fresh air, beautiful day and took some great photos for you.

The weather held out for most of today, with no rain – unbelievable. At 5pm we undocked the vessel and backed out of the harbour and turned round at the end of the dock. We then proceeded north initially through the fjord and then we turned to port and sailed along the north coast towards our next port of call, Isafjordur.

Akureyri does sit around 40nm below the Arctic Circle so we did have to cross the circle in order to get to there in the first place, so we have some new blue nose recruits onboard!

Captain Nick Sunderland

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