There are currently 73,782 firearms registered in Iceland, with most owners purchasing their weapons for hunting and sport purposes, rather than a perceived need for self-defense.
The rock ptarmigan population has been experiencing a healthy increase in the last year according to the Icelandic Institute of Natural History
Arctic skua are migratory; these birds flew 14,000 kilometers [8,699 miles] from their wintering grounds in the southern hemisphere to their nesting site in Iceland.
Reindeer hunters must carry their hunting permit and firearm permit with them at all times when hunting.
Up to 57,000 ptarmigan may be hunted this season in Iceland according to a proposal from the Icelandic Institute of Natural History.
Around 400 people have already applied and paid for permission to hunt reindeer this year in Iceland.
Goose hunters in Skaftárhreppur district, South Iceland, may not have caught a single goose last night.
The Icelandic Institute of Natural History has completed its springtime survey of the country’s ptarmigan stock.
An experienced fox hunter, Reynir Bergsveinsson, has seen footprints by an unusually large fox in Þingvellir. He thinks this may be either a red fox or a silver fox.