Approximately 345 species of wild birds have been seen in Iceland but only 75 are nesting regularily. Some 25 have nested occasionally. Most are migrating birds but some 25 stay permanently in Iceland.
Some of the most common are birds of sea cliffs, gulls, waterfowl, marsh birds and passerines. Most spectacular bird watching places are various sea cliffs and islands off the coast, as well as lake Myvatn, where some 15 species of ducks can be found.
The best season is May to July and we can arrange special birds watching tours or we can plan some bird watching to fit into our general tours.
The picture shows the Arctic Tern, a migrating bird which spends the Icelandic winter in the Antarctica.