Wildlife of Iceland
The Arctic Fox was the only land mammal living in Iceland before the viking settled here for more than 1000 years ago.
Seals can be found all around Iceland but the most common species are the Harbour seal and Grey seal.
Reindeers can only be found in East Iceland and the best time to see them is during the winter time.
Around 70 to 80 bird species regularly nest in Iceland, but over 30 additional species breed in the country.
The puffin is most commonly found around the coast of Iceland. Best time to spot puffins is in end of April until early September.
Iceland is a great place for whale watching close up to these massive mammals in their natural habitat.
There are two types if mice in Iceland, house mouse and wood mouse, they came over to Iceland with the first settlers.
The mink was first imported to Iceland from Norway in the year 1931 and is now part of the wild fauna.
The Icelandic horse in known to be very willing and a comfortable riding horse, he also has good personality.
The Icelandic sheep belongs to the Northern European short-tailed sheep and one of the purest breeds of sheep in the world.
The Icelandic sheepdog is the only native dog in Iceland and was used for centuries to herd sheep, cattle and horses in Iceland.
The Icelandic cow is, like the Vikings related to the Nordic countries. They are very colorful and therefor great for photography.