A minke whale hunting ship has arrived to the bay again to hunt, but the ship was hunting North of Iceland. The whale watching firms at Reykjavik harbour do not like this, because the hunting ships are only a few kilometers away from the whale watching ships.
Mr. Asbjorn Bjorgvinsson, operations manager at Special Tours in Reykjavik harbour, has been following the development of whale hunting and the increased popularity of the whale watching tours in recent years. He says that minke whale hunting in Faxafloi bay are a threat to whale watching in the area.
"Today we have not seen any whales and we have to sail very far South in order to see them. This has been a good year so far. A lot of calm animals." said Asbjorn.
"I really hope that a change will be made and that these people will hunt somewhere else. It is very important that calm and curious whales are allowed to swim up to the boats and are not shot right outside the peninsula."