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Borgarfjörður Eystri

Nord East  >  Iceland

Borgarfjordur Eystri is a fjord with a population of around 130 people, located in East Iceland. It's also a Atlantic Puffin watching heaven.

Added by Jens De Bruycker

Description

Borgarfjordur Eystri is without a doubt the best, easiest and safest place in Iceland to see Atlantic Puffin up close. At the nearby harbor you will find a birdrock. You can walk up the rock via a staircase and soon you're face to face with hundreds of puffins. There are a shelter and wooden platforms where you can get really close to the puffins without the risk of falling into a burrow or down a cliff. You can see them up closely when they make their nest or feed their young with freshly caught fish. There are about 10.000 pairs of puffins nestling here from mid-April to mid-August. You also get excellent views of species such as Northern Fulmar, Kittiwake and Common Eider

Details

Access

From Egilsstaðir take route 94 (a mountain pass with a beautiful scenery, on a gravel road!) to the small coastal town of Borgarfjordur Eystri. Drive to the harbor at the end of the road.

Terrain and Habitat

Sea

Conditions

Rocky

Circular trail

No

Is a telescope useful?

No

Good birding season

Spring, Summer

Best time to visit

Summer

Route

Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Car, Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

Yes

Extra info

 

View birdingplaces in the area that are published on Birdingplaces.eu

Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

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