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Husavik Whale Watching: Your Guide to an Icelandic Adventure!

Welcome to Husavik! Welcome to an exciting adventure in Iceland’s picturesque coastal town of Husavik! If you’re looking for an unforgettable experience with nature, look no further than Whale Watching in Husavik. This is your chance to witness the majesty of some of the world’s largest mammals in their natural habitat, surrounded by stunning scenery and crystal clear waters. Join … Read More

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Unlikely Parenting: Female Orca Adopts Pilot Whale Calf

In a rare and extraordinary display of cross-species parenting, a female orca in Iceland has been recorded nurturing and caring for a pilot whale calf. The female orca, named “Sædís” by scientists, was spotted swimming alongside the calf in the west of Iceland in August 2021. The sighting is the first documented case of orcas taking care of long-finned pilot … Read More

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The Ultimate Guide to the Whales of Iceland Museum

Welcome to the Whales of Iceland museum, located in the heart of Reykjavik, Iceland. This museum is a must-visit for anyone interested in marine life, especially whales. Here is an in-depth guide to visiting the Whales of Iceland museum, including everything you need to know before you go. Where is the Whales of Iceland museum and when is it open? … Read More

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Whale Watching in Reykjavik : An Unique Experience For All Ages!

Whale watching in Reykjavik is one of the most sought-after activities in Iceland’s capital city. And it’s not hard to understand why. The waters surrounding Reykjavik are home to some of the most incredible marine life, from majestic whales to playful seals, beautiful seabirds, and so much more. What is The Best Time to Go Whale Watching in Reykjavik? The … Read More

The Values of Whale Watching in Iceland: A Personal Reflection

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

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Sustainable Whale Watching: Balancing Tourism and Conservation in Iceland

Whales have long captured our imaginations with their immense size, gracefulness, and intelligence. But their survival has been threatened by human activities such as whaling, climate change, and pollution. Fortunately, a shift towards responsible and sustainable practices is emerging, especially in the Icelandic whale watching industry. Iceland has a long and complex relationship with whales, including a history of commercial … Read More