Blue whales spotted near Húsavík, in Skjálfandaflói in North Iceland – Iceland Inside News #2

Blue whale spraying water on a whale watching boat at Skjálfandaflói. Photo: Iceland Monitor - Hafþór Hreiðarsson

Blue whales, the biggest mammals on earth,  have been spotted at Skjálfandaflói, north of Húsavík in North Iceland. The whales have been spotted in the middle of the bay due north of the whale watching town by whale watching boats. According to Húsavík Whale Museum, Blue whales venture into the bay in late winter, spring and early summer in search for something to eat, thereby offering up a great opportunity to see these amazing creatures.

“The best time to see blue whales at Skjálfandaflói is in May and June, after that they leave the bay again. Those who go whale watching from Húsavík in spring and early summer are in a unique position to see a life blue whale up close. Later they can go to the Húsavík Whale Museum and see the bones of this greatest mammal on earth. Húsavík might be called the home of the blue whale in this regard,” according to a statement on the Museum’s website.

%d bloggers like this: