Iceland is home to one of the longest-living shark species – the Greenland Shark. This shark’s meat is used in preparing the national dish of Iceland known as kæstur hákarl. However, other species of shark have also been spotted there, including the basking shark, the Porbeagle shark, and the school shark.
List of the Different Types of Sharks in Iceland
|Basking Shark||23-30 feet||Not aggressive|
|Greenland Shark||7.9–14.1 feet||Not aggressive|
|Porbeagle Shark||6-12 feet||Not aggressive|
|School Shark||6-7 feet||Not aggressive|
|Smooth Hammerhead Shark||8-12 feet||Not aggressive (but are potentially dangerous)|
|Spiny Dogfish||2.5-3.5 feet||Not aggressive (due to their small size)|