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The rich bird life of North Iceland, distributed over widely varying habitats, displays a diversity seldom surpassed in Iceland and accessible areas for seeing species such as the Barrow’s Goldeneye, Harlequin Duck, Gyr Falcon, Rock Ptarmigan, the Great Northern Gannet and the Guillemot. Wetlands are important as a habitat for many Icelandic breeding species, and of the Icelandic wetlands which are famed for rich bird life, several of the most renowned are in North Iceland.

This website is not hosted by the Birding Iceland Community. This website only contains information about the 3 birding trails of North Iceland and information about travelling around the area. For information about the Icelandic Birding Community please visit www.facebook.com/birdingiceland.

Birding Trails in North Iceland

Northwest Birding Trail
Eyjafjörður Birding Trail
Northeast Birding Trail

Wildlife With Locals

Bird Watching
The rich birdlife of North Iceland, distributed over widely varying habitats, displays a diversity seldom surpassed in Iceland and accessible areas for seeing species such as the Barrow’s Goldeneye, H…
Whale Watching
Watching whales is one of the most popular activities among foreign visitors in North Iceland. Húsavík and Eyjafjörður were among the first places in the country as a whole that offered whale-watching…
Seal Watching
Seal watching is a fascinating experience and there is no better place to see these beautiful animals than where they are most at home i.e. in their natural habitat. Seals are naturally curious creatu…