Humpback whales starting to arrive in Skjálfandaflói, North Iceland

Humpback whales are playful creatures.

Humpback whales are playful creatures. Photo: Norðursigling

Iceland Monitor recently reported that blue whales made their first appearance last week in Skjálfandaflói Bay, by the whale watching town Húsavík.

The stream of whales keeps on, as this week the first humpback whale of the year was spotted in the bay by whale watchers on a boat from Norðursigling whale watching company.

Fond of splashing around

Humpback whales seem to be playful creatures, fond of splashing around in the surface of the sea and jumping. Having such an appetite for performing, they are particularly popular among whale watchers.

Humpback whale get 12-17 m long, and are a tad peculiar in appearance with a bulky middle and thinner in the front and back. They are migrating animals, the whales seen in Iceland travel all the way to the Caribbean to breed and give birth.

Photo: Norðursigling

Photo: Norðursigling

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