Bird Watching

Bird Watching Tours

Bird Watching


The bird watching season in the Westfjords of Iceland begins in April, with May and June offering the best opportunity of seeing the widest variety of species. Throughout the season you see the birds arriving and settling, nesting (preparing and building the nests), preserving their eggs, feeding the baby birds and finally coach them for flying and coping with the real world.

Tour to the puffin paradise

Bird Watching Tour From Drangsnes

Puffin paradise af gömlu

From Drangsnes harbour.
Grimsey in Steingrimsfjordur is the biggest island of Strandir region. The legend says that Grimsey was made when three trolls were
trying to dig the West Fjords apart from Iceland. When tossing stones, lava and mud in all direction, Grimsey Island was formed as well as all the islands in Breidafjordur. Fortunately, the trolls didn’t succeed, but only 8 km remained on sunrise and the trolls turned to rock. People lived in the island until the 20th century both fishermen and farmers. In the beginning of 20th century foxes were farmed in the island, hunted and their pelt sold.