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Grímsey: Our Wildlife Photography Secret

Guðmann&Gyða cross the Arctic Circle at Grímsey island in this week's video in our series, "Through an Icelander's eyes." They have specialized in bird photography and recommend Grímsey to every photographer interested in birds and wildlife. The total number of birds living on the island is estimated to be more than a million and the sounds from the cliffs are breathtaking. Just listen for yourself and learn more about Grímsey.


Through an Icelander's eyes - This winter, we want to show our followers how some of the best Icelandic photographers have viewed North Iceland in recent years. Guðmann and Gyða have been photographing Iceland for years and their work has been widely showcased both in Iceland and abroad. Their specialty is wildlife and landscape, and recently they have been inviting their followers on Youtube to "tag-along" with them on their ventures into nature. There you'll get a sense of the best methods to take splendid photos of Iceland, an insight into the life of the photographer, and also a little getaway from your daily routine at a period in our history where traveling abroad is not taken for granted. So sit back and enjoy Iceland from wherever you are in the world!


North Iceland

Towns & Villages

Society and the economy have many faces. Whereas agriculture is the mainstay of rural areas, the towns depend upon fishing, industry, trade and a range of services, with each village having its own characteristics though they all prove hospitable hosts. 
The availability of food and accommodation and the possibilities at every location for recreation and entertainment make hopping between the villages informative as well as fun.   
In every case, the residents are lively and ready to celebrate.

Explore map with pictures

Map Akureyri Eyjafjarðarsveit Grímsey Raufarhöfn Kópasker Þórshöfn Bakkafjörður Húsavík Mývatn Laugar Svalbarðseyri Grenivík Hjalteyri Hauganes Árskógssandur Dalvík Hrísey Ólafsfjörður Siglufjörður Hofsós Hólar Varmahlíð Sauðárkrókur Skagaströnd Blöndós Hvammstangi Laugarbakki Borðeyri