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Why you should get a discount next time you go on whale watching tour in Reykjavik Iceland

Seeing no whales at all on whale watching tours is getting more and more common in Iceland. PIC Global Ranger

Seeing no whales at all on whale watching tours is getting more and more common in Iceland. PIC Global Ranger

Seems the whale watching companies in the greater Reykjavik are are the latest victims of global warming according to new statistics. The number of Minke whales in Faxafloi bay where Reykjavik is located have dropped by half due to warming of the sea.

Being professional journalists behind Total Iceland we could easily blah blah you to death about this fact. But we will not.

Let it suffice to say that in understandable language this means the likelihood of actually seeing a whale on a whale watching tour from Reykjavik is getting less and less. Minke whales are the most common species of whales seen as they are usually the most abundant.

But the stock around the southwest corner of Iceland is now only half of what it once was. Not due to over fishing as some might argue but warming seas. The whales are simply heading further North than ever before for cooler places. Completely understandable too as many locals in Africa can attest to.

In any case, should you take a whale watching trip from Reykjavik in the near future ask for 10% discount. That is the percentage of whale watching tours where no whales are seen at all.

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