Get to know the animals of Iceland on this wildlife photography excursion in the Westfjords. Any lovers of nature that want a chance to spot the likes of foxes, birds and whales should grab their opportunity now and book this exciting tour.
Your adventure begins in the town of Ísafjörður, from where you will board a Super Jeep and head out into the open arms of nature. The Icelandic Westfjords are abundant with wildlife, and avid bird watchers will be thrilled to learn that approximately fifty species of bird call the area home during different seasons.
These include Harlequin Ducks, Mallards, Northern Fulmars and Merlins, as well as the majestic White-tailed Eagle. Since this tour operates throughout the year upon request, remember to ask your guide which feathered fellows you are likely to encounter on your excursion.
As for the critters that occupy the surface, your prime candidate for a wildlife photography portfolio that will render your friends green with envy is the Arctic Fox, but with some luck and patience, you are very likely to catch a glimpse of its bushy tail.
The Arctic Fox is the only native land mammal of Iceland, but this extraordinary creature walked across the ocean’s ice sheet during the last Ice Age and made its home here long before the first settlers arrived at Iceland’s shores via their Viking ships.
The foxes adapted to their surroundings over the centuries, so some of them will change their crimson or brown coats for a glistening white during the snowier seasons. Remember that capturing an Arctic Fox is one of the most challenging wildlife photography ventures there is, which means that it is all the more rewarding.
Looking out to sea, chances are you might spot some curious seals, or even large whales, such as Fin Whales, Minke Whales or Orcas, feeding in the shallows of the fjords.
Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity of a guided wildlife photography tour in the Westfjords of Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.
It can happen, in the case of extreme weather, that an activity is cancelled. If your chosen activity is cancelled, we will assist you with rearranging or booking other activities when possible, and any potential price difference will be refunded to you.