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Whale-watching and fishing boats in the harbor of Reykjavik, Iceland
Whale-watching is a rapidly growing business in Iceland. The country is one of the best locations in Europe, where in total 23 different species of whales can be seen in the waters around. In 2011 nearly 130 thousand tourists went whale watching in Iceland. This compared with the mid 1990s when the first whale watching trips were on offer, represents an adventurous development in nature-based tourism.