There are numerous whale species around the Westman Islands and whales are regularly spotted near the islands
Each summer large families of killer whales dwell in the waters around the Westman Islands while foraging. Studies show that there are around 100 individuals of that species during the summer, distinguishable from photos.
Other species that regularly are spotted near the Westman Islands are mink whales, porpoises and pilot whales. Larger whales stay further out but during certain periods, humpback whales come closer in and are frequently spotted during that time.