Project Description


Size: up to 3 metres
Weight: up to 180-300 kg
Speed: 20 km/hour

White-beaked dolphins are a robust species of dolphin with a short beak. They are characterized by their short thick creamy-white beak and very falcate (curved) dorsal fin.
Iceland is one of few places where you can see this charismatic species as they are only found in the North Atlantic Ocean, North Sea and Barents Sea. They bow ride, breach (leap from the water) as other dolphin species do; however they are not considered to be as agile as some species.

They are abundant all around Iceland throughout the year and commonly seen on whale watching tours but most commonly seen in large pods with their calves in late winter (February/March).