was the year of the first whale watching trip in Iceland
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Whales around Iceland
Around Iceland there are more than 20 different species of cetacean that frequent the waters. The species seen regularly on whale watching tours include minke, fin, blue, humpback, sperm and killer whales, white-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises.
This is a joint project between IFAW and IceWhale with the aim of informing and educating tourists about a few key facts regarding whale meat consumption in Iceland and gain their support to protect whales by ending commercial whaling, instead of tasting it whale meat in restaurants.