Harbour Porpoise (Phocoena Phocoena)

Hnísa, Schweinswal, Marsouin Commun, Marsopa Común, Marsvin, Nise, Tumlare

The Harbour Porpoise is the most abundant and smallest cetacean around Iceland.  They are usually shy but occasionally they come and play around the boats. They are relatively hard to spot due to their size so, calm weather is the best conditions to see this species especially in the peak summer months. However, it is nice to see them with their young in late summer, early autumn.

Often seen in Eyjafjörður/Akureyri in summer - last seen in Sept 2017.