Höfði Woodland Park is located on the eastern side of Lake Mývatn and consists of a beautiful forested area adjacent to the lake. Several pathways lead through a diverse habitat with scattered trees, strange rock formations and great views over the lake. The park is a good spot for local breeding birds, such as Common Redpoll, Redwing and Eurasian Wren. During migration, anything can show up here! Especially finches, like Chaffinch, Brambling and Eurasian Bullfinch have been seen in the past.
The rocky parts are particular good for Rock Ptarmigan. The area is also used as hunting ground by Gyrfalcon.
The views over the lake provide observations of many species of waterbird, like Barrow's Goldeneye, Greater Scaup, Red-necked Phalarope, Red-breasted Merganser and Long-tailed Duck.
The area is easy accessable. It's located next to the ringroad around the lake and a parking lot is present. You can walk through the park on multiple unpaved pathways.
Terrain and HabitatForest, Scattered trees and bushes, Lake
Is a telescope useful?Can be useful
Good birding seasonAll year round
Best time to visitSpring, Spring migration, Autumn migration
RouteUnpaved road, Narrow trail
Difficulty walking trailAverage walk
Birdwatching hide / platformNo
Multiple birdingplaces are located around the lake (see overview map).