Westfjords Wildlife Photography Adventure

Westfjords Wildlife Photography Adventure
The White-tailed Eagle soaring over the North Atlantic Ocean as seen from the Westfjords of Iceland.
This Arctic Fox pup looks thoughtfully into the distance.
The majestic White-tailed Eagle can often be seen soaring over the Westfjords of Iceland.
This little fellow has been lured out of hiding with a treat during an Icelandic Westfjords photography tour.
This little Arctic Fox is not camera-shy, so get ready for some exciting wildlife photography.
A young Arctic Fox lounging in the soft green grass of the Icelandic Westfjords.
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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.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Oct. - May.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Activities: Super Jeep, Whale Watching, Sightseeing, Bird watching
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Languages: English, Icelandic
  • Attractions: Westfjords, Ísafjarðardjúp, Ísafjörður
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : Flexible.

Please be at the tour start location in good time before departure. If you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.
  • English guide

  • Transportation on a Super Jeep

  • Meals

What to bring:
  • Good shoes

  • Warm and waterproof clothes

  • Snacks

  • Camera

Good to know:

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.

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Our guide was excellent and very knowledgeable. He knew just where to take us to see the arctic fox. Sadly I got so excited when I saw the fox that I scared it away. Thankfully the weather was beautiful and this one one of the most peaceful places on earth.
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