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New Ticket Sale House

After many years of arguments and disagreements over looks, sizes, placements and decorations on each ticket sale house between each company offering its services on the harbour Covid finally gave the harbour official a much needed break to be able to introduce their plan and put into action which had been in development since 2015. From late 2019 work has been underway on tearing down… Read More »New Ticket Sale House

The first whale watching tour from Reykjavik in 2021

24th. of February is the first day we or anybody else go on a whale watching tour from Reykjavik. On board we had a nice couple from Germany who allowed us to use their photo in this blog. Beautiful day with sunshine, a great view to Snæfellsnes peninsula, Reykjanes peninsula, the mountains Esja, Akrafjall and Skarðsheiði. We enjoyed the tour and look forward to the… Read More »The first whale watching tour from Reykjavik in 2021

Harpa Yachts

Covid restrictions eased

As from tomorrow most Covid restrictions will be lifted and live in Iceland almost back to normal. Everything that was partly closed is now open, theaters, cinemas, bars, restaurants, gyms, museums, etc. We still wear masks in public places and hold social distances one meter but other than that we can say that everyday life is falling back to normal for most people. Covid 19… Read More »Covid restrictions eased

Iceland is green

With only 1,9 infections per 100.000 inhabitants the last two weeks, Iceland is now the only country in Europe categorized as green by Ecdc, European centre for disease for prevention and control. The daily life in Iceland is almost back to normal, with only few restrictions still. Bars and restaurants are closed at 22.00, with only 20 persons in one room at a time. Limitations… Read More »Iceland is green

The whales in our tours.

In our whale watching tours we can expect to see several types of whales, even though we can never guarantee it. First to mention the biggest  one, humpback whales, can reach up to 17 meters and 40 tons. Minke whales can reach up to 10 meters and weigh up to 10 tons. Both of these whales are baleen whales. The smaller ones are white beaked… Read More »The whales in our tours.

Iceland open again for tourists

A press meeting that finished just minutes ago the prime minister announced that from June 15th., Iceland will be open for tourists. This is possible because of almost no infection in the country. The latest figures can be seen here: https://www.covid.is/data. Only 10 persons have died of covid 19, we have not 5 days in a row with no new infections and only one person… Read More »Iceland open again for tourists

Covid 19 situation on April 24th. in Iceland

The situation in Covid 19 pandemic in Iceland is becoming controllable. Deaths until today are 10 and every day now about 4-6 are tested infected with the virus. The number of infected is declining and on May 4th. restrictions of total amount of people in the same room will be lifted from 20 to 50. Higher education schools are open again, but kindergarten and secondary… Read More »Covid 19 situation on April 24th. in Iceland

Snekkjan Harpa í gömlu höfninni

The first summer day in Iceland

Today on April 23rd. we have “The first summer day” according to our calendar. This day marks the first day of summer which lasts until “the first Saturday after the 26th. week of summer” which happens this year to be October 24th. Even though we officially have summer now, it does not look like summer in every part of Iceland. In the north there are… Read More »The first summer day in Iceland

Reykjavik Old Harbour, M/Y HARPA

No Tourists

It is a strange feeling experiencing Reykjavik centrum as 20 years ago, i.e. no tourists. Since late March when the last tourists left, we are back to the old times when we hardly had any tourists in Iceland. We have a few in Iceland, that complained that we had too many tourists in Iceland, complaining about the restaurants being too crowded and they did not get… Read More »No Tourists

Harpa Yacht saloon

Total renovation on our Motor Yacht Harpa

In 2018-2019 our motor yacht Harpa was totally renovated inside. During this renovation we used the opportunity to change the interior to be more suitable for our use of the yacht. It now has a spacious saloon, very nice lounge a bar and of course good outside areas and flybridge. The design is modern Icelandic design and we are very proud of the outcome.