I’m going with my mom and my sister to Iceland next month for 2 weeks. Yes, at the age of 30 (tomorrow!) I still travel with my mom twice annually 🙂
The focus of this trip is clearly not wildlife, but we do want to take a whale watching tour from Husavik. Does anyone have any recommendations? The only whale species I’ve seen so far are gray and humpback, and the dolphins i’ve seen are only orca, bottlenosed, dusky and hector’s so everything else will be lifers for me. The date is in the vicinity of Sept. 25ish, so I don’t think there’s a good chance for blue whales but I’ll be excited about whatever we see – just want the most professional and wildlife-oriented outfitters 🙂 Oh, I’ve also seen dall’s and harbor porpoises but any other species will be new to me as well.
2. (There was never really a 1. but this is the second question…) Is there a good place on the island to see an arctic fox? I’m not even sure if they’ll be in winter coat yet, but it’s still an animal I have yet to see. We will be going around the entire island clockwise in a rented car, and be visiting several national parks and nature reserves along the way. So if anyone has a good spot for them, there’s a good chance I will be in the vicinity at some point, and can go where you tell me.
Thanks in advance, and by the way I have to say – there have been some great reports coming in, from Peru, South Africa… Damn. I guess as the community keeps growing and the guides are getting more clients, they’re getting more and more efficient. It’s exciting.