Excellent Birding Sites

A trip to Langanes peninsula is an unforgettable adventure. Visit the bird cliffs of Skoruvík and Stóri Karl rock column with one of Iceland’s largest gannet colonies.

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1. May – 15. August

Difficulty Level




Local guide, jeep transportation, birding map


2 ½ hours

Group size

2 – 4 persons
For larger families please contact us

What to bring

Please bring warm clothing according to the weather and hiking boots


€132 / ISK 19.900 per person

Excellent birding sites

About this tour

A tailored tour to your birdwatching wishes.

Skoruvíkurbjarg on Langanes peninsula is one of the very best sites in Iceland to see auks at close range, including the scarce Brünnich’s Guillemot. This place is wonderful for bird photography because you can get so close to the auks. There is an impressive colony of Northern Gannets on a large rock out at sea close to the cliffs called Stóri Karl and the birds are easily photographed from land. Some of the Gannets are even nesting on the mainland.

While driving there we explore birding spots on the beaches and lakes we pass while trying to spot gyrfalcons, ptarmigans or snowbuntings.

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What our guests say


‘’Langanes is a very special region of Iceland. It is not on the map of the average tourist looking to check Iceland off her bucket list. People who come to this far-flung outpost have specific interests and goals - birds, quietude, a sense of isolation, wide open spaces, interest in local history.

Ytra Lón comes as a surprise. It is a working farm. The rooms are large, fitted with a mini kitchen and fridge, and tastefully furnished. To find this level of comfort in such a remote location is a blessing.

Highly recommended.’’

Perfect oasis of peace

‘’I really enjoyed my time in this charming place when staying in a spacious studio apartment. I appreciated a peaceful environment, liked my evening stroll along the river and a nice talk with my hosts. I even had a chance to explore their farm, meet horses and watch the sheepdog training.

I recommend joining one of the Langanes tours organized from Ytra Lón. It was amazing to listen to the stories of local farmers, discover more about Icelanders in general and on top of that admire a huge colony of gannets nesting on cliffs in Skoruvíkurbjarg. ‘’

Amazing place to stay!

‘'Wonderful place, lonely and hauntingly beautiful. Delightful studio, comfy bed, amazing set up, welcoming host and delicious food with many homemade delicacies. A place to remember and to recommend without reservation.''


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