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Voices of Skjalfandi

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Voices of Skjalfandi

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In the past few years, tourism has been the main economic structure in Húsavík. This town, that traditionally lived only on fishing and occasionally whaling, realized that the presence of whales in their area could be exploited in a different way. The boats that were dedicated to hunting them were converted into boats designed for whale watching. Soon, it became the main economic activity for this remote place.However, the lack of whale watching regulations in the area makes this tourism unsustainable.