White-beaked Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus Albirostris)
Blettahnýðingur, Weißschnauzendelfin, Dauphin á bec blanc, Delfín De Pico Blanco, Hvidnæse, Kvitnos
The white-beaked dolphin is the most common dolphin found in the surrounding waters of Iceland and is seen not only in the summer but winter too usually in larger numbers, hundreds sometimes. When feeding they show energetic behaviour such as breaching out of the water and coming down with a big splash and bursts of fast swimming. They also like to ride in the pressure waves made by the boats and look up at passengers as they look down. It is also nice when we get to see them with their young. They are only found in the North Atlantic Ocean, North Sea and Barents Sea so Iceland is one few places where you can see this charismatic species.
Not seen too often in the fjord in the last years but are getting more and more common.