Autumn Iceland: Birds, nature and photography

Birds and the elements, with binoculars and a camera

Autumn Iceland. Bird and nature tour in Iceland

Trip options

Touret 1
Duration: 3 nights / 4 days
Price: 1,150 €

Touret 2
Duration : 6 nights / 7 days
Price: 2,650 €

Full tour
Duration : 9 nights / 10 days
Price: 3,595 €

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Because we at Birding In Spain are always thinking about how to offer something a little different we’re planning a great tour to Iceland in the autumn.

This is a time of year when the weather can be pleasant or quite harsh, but it is usually changeable, enabling us to sample a bit of both types! This is the time when the summer bonanza is visibly giving way to the early clutches of winter, when the breeding birds have all but departed and the wintering birds have started trickling in. When there are fewer tourists. When the snow-capped mountains can shine resplendently on a fine autumn’s day. When we can feel closer to the naked elements which make Iceland such a special place.

This tour is ideal for individuals, couples or small groups of friends who can share a really memorable experience based on different degrees of interest in birds, natural landscapes and amateur nature photography. Of course we will be keen to see birds, but we won’t let this interest overpower the innumerable opportunities we will have for photography of the landscape, and some of the birds themselves.

Tour main highlights (* Photographic opportunity)

1) The birds

Slavonian Grebe

Red-throated Diver, Great Northern Diver*, Slavonian Grebe*, Northern Fulmar*, Northern Gannet, Whooper Swan*, White-fronted Goose, Pink-footed Goose*, Brent Goose, Greater Scaup*, Tufted Duck*, Common Eider*, Common Scoter, Long-tailed Duck*, Harlequin Duck*, Barrow’s Goldeneye*, Goosander, White-tailed Eagle, Merlin, Gyr Falcon, Rock Ptarmigan*, Eurasian Oystercatcher*, Dunlin*, Purple Sandpiper*, Great Skua, Herring Gull*, Glaucous Gull*, Iceland Gull*, Black-legged Kittiwake*, Atlantic Puffin, Black Guillemot*, Common Guillemot, Brünnich’s Guillemot, Razorbill, Short-eared Owl, Redwing*, Snow Bunting*.

Photo credits: Yathin S Krishnappa

2) Mammals

Humpback Whales can be spotted and ocasionally swims near the boats

Common Seal*, Grey Seal*, Humpback Whale*, Iceland Horses*.

3) Landscapes

Northen lights are one of the most famous landscape of the iceland region

Northern lights, Volcanoes, Craters and pseudocraters, Glaciers, Black sand beaches, Sea stacks and arches, Geysers, Waterfalls, Fjords, Islands (all*)

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