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Marine wildlife Iceland
By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover Marine wildlife

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 wildlife

Marine wildlife , Icelandic sea bird , Iceland
Icelandic sea bird

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

© Martin Sundberg / Age Fotostock
Marine wildlife , Icelandic seagull , Iceland
Icelandic seagull

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

© Inga Bufe / age fotostock
Marine wildlife , Icelandic whale , Iceland
Icelandic whale

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

© Thomas Kakalik / age fotostock
Marine wildlife , Icelandic seals , Iceland
Icelandic seals

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

© © Gert Hochmuth / age fotostock
Marine wildlife , Icelandic marine mammals , Iceland
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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