Lake Mývatn Birdwatching

Birdwatching – Lake Mývatn

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Birdwatching by Lake Mývatn

Birdwatching By Lake Mývatn

Birding by Lake Mývatn is a great way to get closer to the nature of Lake Mývatn. Emerge yourself with nature and observe various birds with a local Guide from Lake Mývatn area. Made to fit both those who are birdwatching for the first time and those whom consider them self serious birders. We explore the habitats of the local birdlife and do our best to locate as many of Lake Mývatn’s birds as possible. Being guided by local Lake Mývatn guides, we have good relationship with local landowners and venture further into private properties if needed to get that perfect photo.

Lake Mývatn boosts one of the world’s largest variety of nesting ducks, the tour takes place in the spring as the birds are arriving and mating, putting on a spectacular show. Lake Mývatn’s location is perfect for bird spotting with it’s incredible fertility of the region providing abundance of feed. The abundance of feed along with various landscapes of lava-fields, wetlands, Tundra, Thicket and lakes means that within short travels we can expect to spot most of all inland bird species of Iceland within a short drive.

Among the birds that we can expect to see, during our tour are: Harlequin Duck, Barrow’s golden eye, Eurasian wigeon, Teal, Greater scaup, Tufted Duck, Common scoter, Northern shoveler, Long-Tail Duck, Grate northern Diver, Red-throated loon, Horned Grebe, Artic Tern, Red-necked phalarope, Snipe, Redshank, Golden Plower, Whimbrel, Gyrfalcon,  various passerines and much more.

Included is a visit Sigurgeirs Bird museum/caffé and birding centre, where we learn more about the culture of Lake Mývatn region and as Sigurgeirs bird museum is located at one of Lake Mývatn’s best Birding spots. It is grate to have a sip of coffee as we spot the birds.

Lake Mývatn is world famous for it’s incredible birdlife and birdwatching. Seeing the various species of ducks and wetland birds is something one never forgets and makes for a fantastic day.

You can book a private tour 

– Flexible schedule

– Flexible departure

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