Iceland

Myvatn

GuideLocal Guide
DatesAny Time
Birding Days4
Ground Price£1350
$1754
€1620
Flight ex UK£400
Local Guide chosen from our selection of excellent guides. We take care to choose locally-based guides who know the birds of their locality. They ensure you get a bird-filled tour, with the additional benefit of first-hand knowledge of the culture of the country.
Lake Mývatn is a paradise for birdwatchers. This area, which could be described as “Europe’s duck factory,” is simply packed with birds, including many Barrow’s Goldeneyes and Harlequin Ducks. Other ducks include Common Scoter, Long-tailed Duck, Gadwall, Northern Shoveler, Tufted Duck, Greater Scaup and Eurasian Wigeon. There's also the possibility of vagrants, including American Wigeon, Surf Scoter and Ring-necked Duck.
Great Northern Diver and Horned Grebe are also commonly found, and the cliffs support Brunnich’s and Common Guillemots, Razorbill, Puffin and Northern Gannet. Arctic Tern is common, and gulls can include Iceland Gull, especially in spring.
Passerines are not abundant, but include Northern Raven, Common Redpoll, Snow Bunting and Redwing, and waders are well represented with Black-tailed Godwit, Whimbrel, Dunlin and good numbers of Red-necked Phalaropes.