Whale Watching in Iceland

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Whale Watching in Húsavík, Iceland
The history of organized whale watching in Iceland dates back to 1995, when North Sailing in Húsavík started restoring traditional Icelandic oak boats for whale watching tours on Skjalfandi bay. Whale watching in Húsavík grew rapidly around the year 2000 with the founding of Gentle Giants Whale Watching. Whale watching is now offered in Dalvík, Ólafsfjörður and Reykjavík as well.

In 2010 The Daily Telegraph named Iceland as one of the ten best whale-watching sites worldwide:
"North-east Iceland offers whale-watching trips on beautifully restored fishing vessels. Minke whales and white-beaked dolphins are regularly seen and occasionally humpback and blue whales. Also worth a visit is Husavik's fascinating Whale Museum, located by the port. The first of its kind in Iceland, it has interpretive displays on the cetacean species found around Iceland, along with whale skeletons and other exhibits." - telegraph.co.uk

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