Birds, seals and coastal culture.
Private tour with a local guide.
A full day programme, which focuses on three districts in Northeast Iceland; Tjörnes, Kelduhverfi and Melrakkaslétta. This tour offers variety in terms of bird life, scenery and local topography. In the course of the day, we shall be stopping at various sites of interest in order to explore them further and/or we will be using them as stepping stones to explore other more distant and less accessible but noteworthy sites. The Tjörnes peninsula provides us with the opportunity to observe a variety of bird species, found along the shoreline and coastal cliffs. This peninsula is in effect known to be one of the best areas in Iceland for observation of the Ptarmigan. Moving to Kelduhverfi, we will focus on ponds and lakes, until we arrive at the marvellous spot Ásbyrgi, with its woodland. There we will attempt to spot an Icelandic Wren as well as some of the other woodland species. Öxarfjörður and Melrakkaslétta have some of the most densely populated sites of Red-throated Divers in Iceland. The full day programme might be considered a long one, but it is definitely worth it. This remote area is really a rather well kept secret for bird watchers. It is not easy to describe the scenery, you simply have to experience it, indeed seeing is believing.
Availability: May to July. Please note that other itineraries can be developed in other periods of the year, depending on seasons, circumstances and interest. Please, contact us for enquiries regarding possible tours in August-April.
Departure point: Travel North office or any other location in Húsavík. Pick up available in other locations too, upon request.
Departure time: 7:00a.m. or any other agreed time.
Tour duration: 10 to 12 hours.
Included: private transportation and private experienced, English-speaking, birdwatching guide for the duration of the tour, fuel, binoculars.
Not included: international flights, domestic transports to/from departure point, food, drinks, anything else not specified as “Included”.
Bookings: For groups which size is 1 to 8, please use the form below. For larger groups, please contact us.