Arctic fox, the star of this expedition is the only native mammal in Iceland, where you have to survive under harsh conditions in a hostile environment and with little food. They are very curious animals, and if we are patient enough is likely to approach.
The fur of the Arctic fox can have two shades, blue and white. The white color corresponds to 95% of the world’s population, while blue (brown, actually) is much rarer. Interestingly, in the fjords of western Iceland, 80% of individuals belong to this variety.
Hornstrandir is the place of Iceland with the largest number of arctic foxes. Even so, they are scattered and are very territorial. In the immediate vicinity of our camp we will be able to photograph several families of both colours (blue and white).
In addition to the Arctic fox and some spontaneous encounter with seals, there is also a great variety of birds on the peninsula. There is the possibility of seeing some very interesting species, such as partridges, zarapitos, eideres, harlequin ducks, boreal fulmares and picofino phalaropos. On rare occasions eagles and even some falcon can be seen. In total there are 55 species of birds in Hornstrandir, 14 species of marine mammals (among which different species of whales and two of seals stand out) and five of terrestrial mammals.