We are very excited to announce that Whales of Iceland will be participating in the first ever Reykjavík Whale Day! This event is a collaboration between IFAW, IceWhale, Whales of Iceland, whale watching companies and other businesses in the Old Harbour of Reykjavík. Our aim is to promote awareness about the different types of whales found in Faxaflói Bay. We hope that this event will help to educate both locals and tourists alike, introducing them to the amazing wildlife that surrounds us.
We will start the day with an inauguration of the first of three whale signs, located on Eiðsgrandi. These signs feature the nine species of whales that are seen in Faxaflói. They will provide information on the whale's behavior, family structures, feeding habits and other fantastic facts about these gentle giants. These signs are made possible thanks to participation from the City of Reykjavík, IFAW, IceWhale, University of Iceland and Whales of Iceland. After introducing the sign we will have a breakfast reception in Oddsson.
Whales of Iceland will provide free entry into the exhibition from 10:00-13:00, so bring your family and friends! This is a perfect opportunity to learn more about the whales around Reykjavík and Iceland, and to see just how big these magnificent beings actually are when compared to us. There will also be a fluke coloring station for young and old alike to show off their artistic talents. We love the whales and are passionate about marine conservation and animal welfare - we hope that you will be as well after visiting our exhibition.
In the afternoon Special Tours will be offering a free cruise around the harbour area on their boat, Lilja. This one-hour tour will be guided in both Icelandic and English and is another great way to learn more about the whales and wildlife of Faxaflói Bay. A variety of restaurants and other companies in the harbour will also be providing discounts and special offers to celebrate the day.
We are so excited to continue to raise awareness about our friends in the sea - we hope to see you there!