Whales of Skjálfandi Bay
From the beginning of whale watching from Húsavík the minke whale has been the most common whale in Skjálfandi Bay. Lately the humpback whale has also been a frequent visitor and the chances to see the white-beaked dolphin and the harbour porpoise are fairly high in the bay as well. In the last years the enormous blue whale has been seen in the bay, but usually it stays there early summer before traveling further north. Occasionally more rare species wander into the bay, for example the fin whale, the orca, the northern bottlenose whale and the sei whale.
Below is a list of whales that have been spotted in Skjálfandi Bay throughout the years along with further information on each species.