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A hike to Fagradals Mountain Volcano
Because at Fun Iceland we love Icelandic nature, we couldn't miss the opportunity to visit the eruption. Many people ask us: is it safe to visit the eruption? In this case it is an effusive type eruption, which means that it is not explosive, and it does not expel large amounts of ash, and although we must be attentive to the direction of the wind so as not to breathe the ga ...
Getting close to 30 bird species in January
Now at the end of the first month of the year 2021, we have already seen close to 30 different bird species. Our main area has been the south of Iceland from Reykjavík and east to Vík. The weather has been great for birding, cold and dry and the days are getting more light every day. We can say that we are most proud of seeing Snow Goose and Eider King at this point, both bir ...
Snow Goose in South Iceland
Snow Goose is an annual guest in Iceland. They can usually be seen here in early spring or late autumn. We got the news about two Snow Geese located near Þykkvibær village by the South Coast. Þ
Gyr Falcon and Geese on a cold and bright winter day
We were looking for Snow Goose seen there two days earlier. We did not have any luck so we went to the lake Holtsós further east.
King Eider female in South Iceland
King Eider visit Iceland every year from Greenland and Svalbard. Usually late winter but King Eider male sometimes breed with Common Eider female during summer.
The Big Year in Birding
We believe the year 2021 will be a great year for birding in Iceland. Even though we have been birding for many years we have never kept a record about the bird we see. So now is the time. We are going to keep a record and update what we see on a google map so you can follow up with us. Our goal is +100 species of birds for this year, hopefully, we will get a bit more than that.
There are about 74 types of birds laying their eggs in Iceland every year. So we have to do better than that and follow up with bird passing through Iceland in the spring as well a picking up birds that drop by acceptingly. Hopefully, we will get some nice bird pictures as well.
Harlequin in Iceland and birding in Iceland
A colourful, small and strong duck. Iceland is the only country in Europe where the Harlequin lives. It is mostly staying on small freshwater rivers fighting the current with fast and smooth moves between rocks or down by the coastline surfing. It stays by the coastline on the sea during winter but in summer it finds a nice spot between rocks to lay their eggs and raise the chi ...
The Oystercatcher (Tjaldur) has arrived
Now is the season when spring is around the corner and the birds are returning back to Iceland after staying south for the winter.
Some of the birds arriving now will stay here for the summer but others will rest here for some time before heading further north to Greenland and Canada.
Broddanes Hostel in Strandir a great place for nature lovers and bird watching
Broddanes Hostel is located in a region called Strandir, the coastline on the west side of Hrútafjörður fjord and Húnaflói bay. It reaches all the way north to Hólmavík town by Steingrímsfjordur fjord. Broddanes is by Kollafjörður fjord about 25 km south of Hólmavík so to get there you can drive directly from Hrútafjörd on Strandavegur no. 68 partly a gravel road but with a be ...