Whale sanctuary in Westman Islands to open

Construction of a whale sanctuary and museum  in the Westman Islands has begun by company Merlin Entertaintments. Two white whales will occupy whale pens at the harbourfront. 

The two white whales are called Little White and Little Grey and will be flown in from Shanghai to Keflavik Internatonal Airport in March 2019. The third whale, Jun Jun, had also been scheduled to come to Iceland but died at the Shanghai whale centre last year. 

According to Mayor of the Westman Islands, Elliði Vignisson, this wildlife conservation project could be very productive for the islands creating new jobs and increased tourism. 

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Exchange rates

USD USD 107.23 EUR EUR 124.40
GBP GBP 139.34 DKK DKK 16.69
NOK NOK 12.99 SEK SEK 12.00
CHF CHF 107.00 JPY JPY 0.95
ISK price of selected currencies, according to the official exchange rate of the Central Bank of Iceland. Updated daily.