East Iceland Bird trail. If you are interested in birds try these places:

East Iceland Bird trail
If you are interested in birds try these places:

•   Nípsárlón north of the Vopnafjörður for ducks, common shelduck and waders. Visit the Eider duck down
     farming at Syðri-Vík and explore the heathland for Ptarmigans and Gyrfalcon

•   Húsey and Úthérað for the world´s largest breeding colony of arctic skua, many red-throated divers and 
    great skua, as well as red-necked phalarope. Inland Slavoninan grebes breed on small ponds and at lakes at
    Eiðar you may see the Great Northern diver.

•  Highlands around Snæfell you find wooper swans, pink-footed goose and grey lag goose and the occasional gyr falcon.
• Borgarfjörður eystri, to view Puffins close up in Hafnarhólminn. There are Harlequin Ducks at the estuary of Fjarðaá, and from the birdwatching shelter at the harbour you may see the Steller's Eider.
• Skalanes in Seyðisfjörður for puffins, eiders and waders.
• Djúpivogur in the bird sanctuary there are slavoninan grebe, northern shoveler, common shelduck of the 58 species known to breed in the area, where close to a hundred species have been seen. For puffins and black guillemots visit Papey.
• Hamarfjörður and Álftafjörður, the shallow fjords are the home of thousands of swans and waders.
• Hvalnes and Þvottárskriður is where you are most likely to see harlequin ducks, black scoters, surf scoters and velvet scoter swimming among the eider ducks.


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