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Skjálfandaflói Bay Teeming with Whales

Recently, whales have often been spotted in Skjálfandaflói Bay, reports. Large whales, such as humpback and blue whale, are the most prominent.

Whales in Iceland. Copyright: Icelandic Photo Agency.

Stefán Gudmundsson, the manager of Húsavík’s whale watching company Gentle Giant, explains this by an increase in food available in the area.

According to Gudmundsson, the number of tourists is steadily on the rise this summer, which is consistent with the company’s expectations. He says that due to the good weather they have enjoyed this summer, many more whale watching excursions have been organized, and with a greater number of passengers each time.

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