A walrus recently swam ashore at a beach in Flateyjardalur valley in the northeast, which is a rather uncommon sight in Iceland.
Flateyjardalur. Photo by Geir Ólafsson.
Vignir Sigurólason, the district veterinarian in Thingeyjarsveit, told Morgunbladid that the animal is probably fully grown but he couldn’t tell whether it was male or female.
Before that a walrus was last seen at Hrafnbjörg in Arnarfjördur fjord on the other side of the West Fjords peninsula in 2005.