As we got closer we could see its smooth skin and swept back fin, this was no humpback, we were pretty sure this was a fin whale! Normally they live 30miles off the coast, but this curious beast had come only a kilometre or so off the shore. To get a proper identification we looked between the dorsal fin and the tail flukes. Another name for a fin whale is a razorback, because it has a prominent ridge in that area. When the fin whale arched its back to do a deep dive we saw this line clearly.
Our international airport – Keflavik is 50km from Reykjavik the drive is 45 minutes on a good day. So an airport transfer in a taxi that can cost you $200 that you could spend whale watching or gazing at the northern lights with us.
During Thorrablot we eat a lot of meat, preserved in traditional ways, and using all the parts of the animal, and we mean all of them. Sour ram’s testicles are definitely a thing here, you can buy them in the local supermarket even!
Sure, you love going to our geothermal spas, and watching the Northern Lights shine above you, but you want to do something more adventurous during
You’ve had a long day exploring in Iceland. Maybe you’ve been on a hike, to see the Glacier Lagoon, or out Whale Watching. Exhausted you want to warm up and chill out. Where do you go? The local swimming pool of course!
These beautiful dolphins followed us all the way home, repeatedly jumping, breaching from the water all around us.
5 Icelandic Christmas foods we love and one that maybe you should try but let us leave the immediate area first.