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Grundarfjordur, Iceland

A small town of around 870 inhabitants in western Iceland has become synonymous with orcas or killer whales. Grundarfjordur on the Snaefellsness peninsula has, over the last 5 years or so, had a large number of orcas come inside the fjord of the town during the winter to feed on herring. During the summer months Laki Tours, the whale watching company there goes out looking for whales from the next town over, Olafsvik. In the summer you also have a great chance of seeing orcas and they also have regular sightings of sperm whales, white-beaked dolphins and some other whale species. I was lucky enough to work as a guide in this beautiful place during the summer of 2014 and here are some of the photos I took during the 2 months I spent there. I have also visited the area in the winter too. It is very beautiful in both seasons in different ways. In summer the midnight sun sets behind the stunning mountain Kirkjufell and in winter the mountains are all cloaked in snow.

Arctic tern, Iceland
Beautiful Iceland
Big orca spy hop
Domino spy hops
Double spy hop

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