Europe's most westerly country is 'the place' to find neartic vagrants. Numbers of breeding species are low, but include the likes of Grey and Red-necked Phalaropes, Harlequin Duck and Gyrfalcon. The fjords and bays of the coast rise up in the interior into a high plateau of mountains and glaciers. The mountainous north-west peninsula holds several of the largest bird cliffs in Iceland where up to two million Brunnich's Guillemots and Guillemots nest alongside colonies of Glaucous Gulls. In Reykjavik, Arctic Terns breed within the city limits.

Barrow's Goldeneye

Barrow's Goldeneye © Lasse Olsson

Showing the 13 Most Recent Trip Reports Posted

Iceland - 6th - 13th August 2011, author Oscar Campbell (added September 27, 2011)
(Ringroad, Myvatn, Gyrfalcon, Great Northern Diver, Harlequin, Barrow's Goldeneye, Humpbacked and Killer Whales)

Iceland, Summer 2000, author Surfbirds Admin (added September 24, 2004)

Iceland - 16th - 20th June 2007, author Andy Mears (link created October 24, 2007)
(This was an excellent time to visit Iceland as daylight was 24 hours. Four days is ample time to take in all the specialty birds including the big 4 for UK birders.)

Iceland - May 16th to June 3rd 2014, author Mike Neale (added June 8, 2014)
(Westfjords;Reykjavik; Vestmannaeyjar Island; South East Iceland)

Iceland - 1st - 9th June 2010, author Christopher Hall (added June 30, 2010)
(birds, whales and landscapes)

Iceland May 25 - June 5, 2006, author Ron Freed (added June 19, 2006)

Iceland - 13th - 23rd June 2013, author Mark Hows (link created July 9, 2013)
(Harlequin Duck, Grey and Red-necked Phalaropes, Brunnich's Guillemot, Gyrfalcon, Snow Bunting)

Iceland - Birds & Awesome Landscapes - 8th - 14th June 2018, author Christopher Hall (link created July 7, 2018)

Iceland - Birds, Whales & Landscapes - 13th - 20th June 2014, author Christopher Hall (added July 4, 2014)
(Red-necked Phalarope, BrĂ¼nnich's Guillemot, Snowy Owl)

Iceland - July 2007, author Peter Stronach (added July 22, 2007)
(Gyrfalcon, Harlequin Duck, Brunnich's Guillemot, Arctic Fox, Humpback Whale)

Iceland - Birds, Whales and Landscapes - 15th - 24th June 2016, author Christopher Hall (link created July 1, 2016)

Iceland, author Clayton Burne (link created December 19, 2010)
(Keflavik, Reykjanes peninsula, Nesjavellir, Lake Pingvallavatn, Pingvellir, Reykholt, Selfoss - Harlequin Duck, Barrow's Goldeneye, Gyr Falcon, Glaucous Gull, Iceland Gull)

Iceland 15-18 March 2007, author Svend Linderström (added December 15, 2007)

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