A year ago, the two Beluga whales were transported from China to Iceland with the help of Cargolux. Now, they have finally been released into their natural habitat.

Around this time last year, 'Little Grey' and 'Little White' arrived on the island of Heimaey, where they were placed in quarantine to allow them to adapt to the climate and water temperatures.

However, due to weather conditions and the coronavirus, the whales have only been transferred to their new bay this August.

After ten years of captivity, it would be impossible to release them into the wild; a large net has thus been installed to separate the bay from the ocean, giving them at least 30 times the area of their pool in China.

The RTL magazine report follows the journey that the Beluga whales undertook to regain their freedom after a decade of captivity in China.