Birding Iceland

Birding Iceland

Iceland

Magical and mystical island of glaciers, volcanoes and mountains
Surrounded by ocean and amazing coastal landscapes 
Birding, hiking, wandering, exploring 
Divergent tectonic plates 
Marine Life
Soul

Vestmannaeyjar   |   Northeast   |   Westfjords   |   New Year's Eve   |   Winter Tour

We have multiple trips to Iceland each year:  Two in May, one in June, one in December/January and we are available to book private tours anytime of the year.

Iceland really is a magical and mystical place. The natural geological wonders, landscapes, birds, and ocean life are unforgettable!

Please join us! You will see and experience amazing waterfalls, glaciers, volcanoes, fantastic birding, eating at the finest restaurants in Reykjavik, walking the incredible landscape of this amazing island, soaking in natural thermal hot springs, sleeping at great hotels, snuggling in cozy cabins, Nordic shopping, Icelandic horses, and charming Vikings!

Our Iceland Tours: 

The Southwest Iceland trip begins in early May, the northeast trip begins in mid-May, and the Westfjords in early June.  You can take each trip separately or combine the trips and see all three areas on one grand tour!  In December we have a New Year’s trip and winter trips are available by request.  You can see the northern lights from October through March, although November through February is the best time because the skies are dark for a longer period of time. 

The Vestmannaeyjar Islands and Southwest tour has fewer birds than the other trips, but a lot more waterfalls and glaciers. We visit more cultural sites on the southwest tour compared to the other tours. The walking is easy and casual. We see a lot of puffins and sea birds on the Vestmannaeyjar Island, so you won't miss out on seeing hundreds of Atlantic Puffins.  We spend more time in Reykjavik and small towns so you will experience more of the Icelandic culture and art. We will visit museums and dine at the best restaurants in town. 

The Northeast area has a lot of birds and geothermal areas to see.  The cabins and farm that we stay at in the northeast are in rural and remote areas. We spend a lot of time on the ocean and along the seashore. We travel to the Langanes Cliffs and Stórikarl Skoruvíkurbjarg to view Atlantic Puffins, Razorbills, Black Guillemots, Brünnich’s Guillemot, Great Cormorants, Northern Fulmars, and Black-legged Kittiwakes.  We will also see Reindeer.

The trip to the Westfjords is all about birds, hiking, and amazing landscapes.  We travel to the Látrabjarg Cliffs to view Atlantic Puffins, Razorbills, Black Guillemots, Brünnich’s Guillemot, Great Cormorants, Northern Fulmars, and Black-legged Kittiwakes.  We will also see Arctic Foxes.

Reykjavik has a great party for New Year’s Eve with firework, bonfires, and great food!  The northern lights are fantastic.  We dine at the best restaurants in Reykjavik.  We also spend time soaking in the local hot springs. We offer this same trip in early January, and we simply call it the Winter Tour. All trips in the winter have great opportunities to see the northern lights.

On all trips you will see, learn, and experience amazing things whether you are a birder, hiker or simply love nature and travel.   We will see birds, marine life, Icelandic horses, glaciers, volcanoes, mountains, rivers, valleys, waterfalls, forests, dramatic coastlines, beaches, ocean waves, boats and Icelandic culture, art, and history.