A large humpback whale swam into Pollurinn, the harbor in Akureyri, North Iceland, last night and passers-by could observe it only 50 meters (160 ft) from land. Meanwhile, whale watchers on the boat the Ambassador could admire the humpback from sea.
Archive photo copyright Icelandic Photo Agency.
Visir.is had not posted any updates this morning as to whether the whale was still in Pollurinn.
It is unusual for great whales to swim so far into Eyjafjörður fjord. However, in 2008, two bottlenose whales, assumed to be a mother and a calf, resided in Pollurinn for weeks and were joined by two other whales of the species at one point.