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All Icelandic shores have a view to marine wildlife in general, but southern and western coasts have always been the tourists' favourite stopover for their humpback whales and some blue whales. Especially in Skjalfandi Bay and Eyjafjördur Fjord in the North, along the Snaefellnes Peninsula in the West and Grindavik in the East. When searching for cetacaes, you might also find dolphins, porpoises, fin whales and sperm whales. Lastly, you might frequently find grey seals lazying in the sun on beaches.

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    Marine life, Iceland

    The Atlantic puffin is found all along the coastline and is recognisable by its flat, triangular, red, yellow and blue beak.

    © Sami Sarkis / age fotostock
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    Icelandic sea bird

    The island of birds, Iceland counts no less than 75 species of sea bird among its wildlife.

    © Martin Sundberg / Age Fotostock
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    Icelandic seagull

    With its miles and miles of coastline, Iceland attracts seagull colonies during the nesting season.

    © Inga Bufe / age fotostock
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    Icelandic whale

    The waters off Iceland are full of 'fish' of all shapes and sizes, including the blue whale.

    © Thomas Kakalik / age fotostock
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    Icelandic seals

    Iceland is paradise for marine mammals, particularly seals, of which there are an abundance along the coastlines.

    © © Gert Hochmuth / age fotostock
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    Icelandic marine mammals

    A trip out in a kayak lets you to get as close as you can to the seals, who spend the majority of their time in the water.

    © Purestock / Age Fotostock
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