News Tagged with “Whale Watching”

Locals guide tourists around the island on a tractor.

Whale watching on a tractor on Hrísey Island

30 May At Hrísey Island the guided tours and whale watching are operated on a tractor. Hrísey is located in North Iceland and even though the island does not stand high, the view of the mountains that frame in the surrounding fjord is amazing.

Blue whale spraying water on a whale watching boat at Skjálfandaflói.

Blue Whales have arrived in North Iceland

14 Mar Biggest mammals on earth, Blue whales have been spotted at Skjálfandaflói, the bay north of whale watching town Húsavík in North Iceland. Blue whales venture into the bay in late winter and spring in search for something to eat. A great opportunity go get up close to these magnificent creatures.

Travellers in Tromsø, North Norway can enjoy a whalewathing trip on this Icelandic scooner.

Whale watching underneath the Northern Lights

29 Nov An Icelandic whale watching boat offers whale watching in the darkness of winter in Northern Norway.

Iceland petition: “Whales should be seen and not hurt”

31 Aug A petition calling upon the Icelandic government to ban whaling has now been signed by over 100,000 Icelanders and visitors to the country.

Kevin Foster and Rupa Huq in Iceland.

UK MP visit: “Iceland’s whales worth more alive than dead”

25 Aug Two British MPs have recently visited Iceland to lend their support to ongoing efforts to wean tourists off whale meat and protect Iceland’s whales.

Have “Icelandic” minke whales migrated to Jan Mayen?

16 Aug 2016 A large stock of minke whales previously dwelling off the shores of Iceland may now have been located near the Norwegian island of Jan Mayen.

Iceland minkes in danger of straying into hunting zones

27 Jul 2016 Visitors to Reykjavik peeping round the back of the city’s iconic Harpa building earlier this month might have caught sight of a new vessel – the R/V Song of the Whale – which was on mission in Iceland 12-19 July.

Marc Riley, a self-confessed lover of Iceland.

“Iceland – a breathtaking country, tarnished by whaling”

3 Jul 2016 “Whaling is economically unviable, sickening, and morally wrong,” says British music guru Marc Riley in no uncertain terms.

North Sailing's schooner Opal

Name an Icelandic whale-watching boat and win a trip to Greenland!

8 Jun 2016 The deadline for entries is 20 June, as the new boat – whatever it will be called – begins operations on 1 July. Good luck!

Europeans most interested in Iceland whale watching

17 May 2016 Visitors from the United States made up 20% of all tourists in Iceland in 2014, but just 8% of those taking a whale-watching trip.

Whale watching in Iceland: an unmissable experience!

30 Apr 2016 Iceland is one of the world’s prime locations for whale watching, particularly in the summer, when the country’s coastal waters play host to numerous different species.

The company's schooner Ópal sailing off Greenland.

Whale watching, powered by nature

14 Dec 2015 An Icelandic whale-watching company has been nominated for a GreenTec Award, Europe’s largest environmental and business prize.

A fin whale caught this autumn being dragged into shore at the whaling station in Hvalfjörður.

Tourist horrified at only seeing dead whales in Iceland

22 Aug 2015 The Daily Mail reports a "horror tourist whale watching trip when seeing only endangered fin whales dragged to shore. " According to the Daily Mail, US tourist Timothy Baker was aghast after seeing no whales on a whale watching trip and finally seeing a whale when whaling vessel Hvalur 8 sailed past towing a dead whale.

Whales jumping out of the waters of Eyjafjörður, north Iceland, in the midnight sun.

Amazing footage of whales at play

17 Aug 2015 Whale spotting in Eyjafjörður has been extremely successful this summer with a record number of whales swimming in this beautiful fjord in north Iceland. Whale watching company Ambassador made a film with the experts at Arctic Bird Eye who filmed whales using drones. The wonderful results can be seen in the accompanying video.

Hörður Jónasson took these impressive photos of a blue whale on a whale watching trip on Saturday.

Blue whale waves its tail

5 Apr 2015 "The blue whale waves its tail before diving down to swim, and this whale waved its tail for us twice yesterday," says Hörður Jónasson who sent these wonderful photographs from a whale watching trip taken yesterday in Skjálfandaflói bay, north Iceland. Another blue whale was sighted only a couple of days ago.

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