Whooper Swan Attacks Sheep

Sigríður Línberg Runólfsdóttir and her husband, Halldór Margeir Sverrisson, captured an unexpected scene yesterday when they were flying their drone over Álftafjörður fjord in the Westfjords: a whooper swan attacking a sheep.

From Breiðafjörður, fjord, West Iceland.

Uncountable Islands Counted

West Iceland’s beautiful Breiðafjörður bay is filled with “countless islands and skerries”, or so the brochures have always said. But that is no longer true, as one man claims to know precisely how many there are.

Puffins in Iceland

Crisis Puffins in Mini Comeback

Four-times more pufflings have been registered in this year’s census on the Westman Islands than last year—but the puffin stock is still a long way from recovery.

Puffin in Iceland

Icelandic Birds on European Endangered List

Ten European bird species are in severe danger of extinction, according to the new red list of European birds, published by Birdlife International, with the European Commission and the IUCN. The puffin, fulmar and razorbill, once very common in Iceland, are all listed as endangered—though not...

Arctic tern

Arctic Tern Arrives Week Late

The Arctic tern has arrived in Iceland a week later than usual, according to ornithologist Jóhann Óli Hilmarsson in the South Iceland town of Stokkseyri.

Reykjavík with Hallgrímskirkja in the background

Sea Eagles Spotted in Reykjavík

A senior citizen living in Hæðargarður centrally in Reykjavík was surprised when he looked out the window early this morning and noticed a sea eagle soaring above the city. Sea eagles have been spotted in Reykjavík annually for the past years.