Wild life

During the year our surroundings change - and so does the wildlife we spot. Not only are they different in every country, they also change through the seasons. Arctic foxes change their colour, birds are nesting, the new generation flies off to the wide ocean and suddenly, were there were cries of gulls só loud you could not think, now the rocks are empty and the foxes roam other cliffs. 

The Arctic fox

The arctic fox in summer dress. We will spot the Arctic fox in Iceland, most likely in Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, where they have no enemies. This makes them more curious then afraid and they might even come close to our party when we are on our walks. 

The Puffin

Puffins are some of the funniest and most photogenic birds we see. In spring and summer they nest on the cliffs, where we can easily spot them and get close enough for some amazing pictures.

The Skua

The Skua can be found on the North Sea, heading into Scotland and all through our voyage. But what does change that in the Arctic we might spot some of its more northern family. 

The Humpback Whale

Their fluke is a dead give away as is their which to fly, or so it seems when they launch themselves out of the water from time to time. In the Isafjardardjúp we will most probably encounter several Humpback Whales. 

Razor Bill

Maybe the Razorbill does not have as many colors as the puffin, but they are a very beautiful sort of bird. And are spotted all along the Scottish and Icelandic Coast 

Killer Whale

Although we have spotted Killer Whales between the mainland of Scotland and the Orkneys, they are more common around the Icelandic waters and even in the Greenland sund all the way up to Greenland. 

Phalarope

You can watch this little guy do its water dance for ever. Not easy to get on the camera, but a beautiful bird nonetheless. We meet this Phalarope mostly on Grimsey, where we also find the Arctic Circle. 

Basking Shark

Not a harmfull shark, as they only eat vegetables... but an amazing site to see! How they move through the water and feed is amazing to watch. 

We see the Basking Shark mostly around the Scottish Islands.