Join Mark Suomala's Nature and Bird Watching Tour to Iceland June 2018
Iceland is filled with dramatic landscapes and spectacular scenery. There are few locations in the world which are more scenically spectacular! Evidence of geological activity is everywhere, and wildflowers are just coming into bloom.
There are about 70 species of birds that breed, and the world’s largest colonies of Atlantic Puffin and Arctic Tern are found here. There are steep seaside cliffs where hundreds of thousands of birds breed, including Atlantic Puffin, Razorbill, Black Guillemot, Common and Thick-billed Murres, Black-legged Kittiwakes, and Northern Fulmars. Great Skuas and Parasitic Jaegers cruise these colonies in search of prey. There are also many breeding shorebirds, including the beautiful and graceful Red-necked Phalarope, and the Black-tailed Godwit. There are sixteen species of waterfowl, such as Pink-footed Goose and Tufted Duck, many of which can be seen at Lake Myvatn. There are several spectacular raptor species, including White-tailed Eagle, and the Gyrfalcon.