Niels Thomas

Values Of Whale Watching in Iceland

Despite the term, whale watching encompasses viewing all cetacean species, such as dolphins or porpoises, and not just whales from boat tours.  Sometimes, listening to or swimming with cetaceans also falls under whale watching. These commercial boat tours allow passengers to view cetaceans for recreational purposes. But even though whale watching is mostly known for its recreational and commercial appeal, … Read More

sustainable whale watching in iceland

Sustainable Whale Watching in Iceland 

Developments in Iceland to promote eco-friendly and sustainable whale watching! As the end of commercial whaling in Iceland seems to be on its way, we took a look at the history of whaling and how recent political developments and public opinion have helped Iceland to promote eco-friendly and sustainable whale watching. Over the last decade, the Icelandic government, NGO’s and … Read More