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Author: lynncarol (More Trip Reviews by lynncarol)
Date of Trip: May 2006

Our final day in Iceland was warm and sunny with no wind: a perfect time to go whale watching. After a leisurely morning, we walked to Reykjavik's harbor for lunch and by 1:00 p.m. were onboard for the two-hour excursion. First stop was Puffin Island where, at last, we saw Iceland's famous puffins. Most of the birds were swimming near the shore and appeared much smaller than I had imagined. Before returning to port, we observed four dolphins and had over 25 sightings of minke whales breaching nearby. On a more somber note, we passed the floating carcass of young male minke, which, according to our captain, was a very rare occurrence.

With a scheduled flight to Frankfurt Germany at 7:30 a.m. the next morning, we spent the night in Keflavik at Motel Alex chosen for its convenience to the airport. Our cabin was clean, but extremely small. Following a leisurely seafood dinner at a nearby dockside café, it was an early bedtime. Mother was right: We loved Iceland!

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