Departure from Ytra Lón Farm Lodge (Langanes)
Langanes is a veritable outdoor paradise teeming with birdlife, great for nature study and hiking as well as some tangible history. A trip to the outlying peninsula is an unforgettable adventure, passing remnants of ancient farms.
While exploring Langanes you‘ll see a great range of waders, including large numbers of Ringed Plover and Sanderling, Turnstone, Dunlin, and Purple Sandpipers. Kittiwakes are plentiful, with the powerfull Gannet fishing offshore. Scaup, Knot, and both Great Northern and Red-throated Divers are seen well. Large rafts of Eider bobb on the waves, and a Skua or two puts the whole lot up like a Peregrine. Look for Northern Wheatear and Snow Bunting along the road. Last but not least, Langanes is one of the best location in the country to spot Puffins, yet among the least renowned for that.
The seabird colonies in the cliffs of Skoruvík are spectacular, as well as those on the other locations along the peninsula, including the tip, Fontur, where the lighthouse is located.
Highlights are Puffins, Northern Gannet, Kittiwake, Northern Fulmar, Puffin, Razorbill and Common Guillemot, plus the star species, Brünnich’s Guillemot, one of Iceland’s target birds for visitors.
Availability: May to August
Departure point: Ytra Lón Farm Lodge. Pick up in Þórshöfn is available (please inform us).
Departure time: 8:00a.m. or any another agreed time.
Tour duration: Approx. 5 hours
Included: transportation and experienced, English-speaking, guide for the duration of the tour, fuel, binoculars.
Not included: transports to/from departure point, meals, drinks, anything else not specified as “Included”.
Bookings: for scheduled departures, please use the form below. For other departures and for bookings of groups of 4 or more, please contact us.
Please note: tour schedule and itinerary depends on seasons (e.i. Puffins normally leave their nests in mid-August).