Bird life and volcanic landscape.
With a local guide.
The Lake Mývatn region is renowned for its incredibly rich birdlife, which makes it a paradise for birdwatchers. At the lake, you will find the home to more species of nesting ducks than you will find at any other single area on Earth. The Mývatn area boasts e.g. of almost all the ducks of the species known as Barrow’s Goldeneye, found in any European country, as well as substantial numbers of the Harlequin Duck species. This area is also well known for its large populations of Gyr Falcons.
This tour features a drive around the lake, stops at selected locations, but the tour also includes other points of interest, such as the river Laxá, ponds and marshes as well as intriguing lava fields and formations.
Iceland is located on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and the Mývatn region is situated in its zone of volcanic and geothermal activity, which demonstrates this fact very well. Bird watching in this area thus focuses not only on observing a variety of bird species, learning about biology, and experiencing local culture, but it also shows a delightful variety of scenery, landscape and nature.
The Mývatn day tour of birdwatching is designed for people with various levels of interest in bird life. Weather permitting, photographic opportunities are abundant, both in terms of bird life and geology.
Availability: May to mid 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 from mid July to April. Also note that we recommend the season May/June for this tour.
Departure point: Pick up available in Mývatn area, Húsavík or Akureyri, or at other locations, upon request.
Departure time: 8:00a.m. Note that start time might be variable after location of pick-up. On request, private tours available with departure at other times.
Tour duration: 7-8 hrs (+ 1-2 hrs if pickup Húsavík/Akureyri areas)
Included: transportation and experienced, English-speaking, birdwatching guide for the duration of the tour, binoculars.
Not included: international flights, domestic transports to/from departure point, food, drinks, anything else not specified as “Included”.
Please note: minimum number of participant is 2, maximum number of participant is 12.
Bookings: for scheduled departures, please use the form below. For other departures, please contact us.
Special offer for groups: for bookings of groups of 4 or more, please contact us for special offers.