The Skagafj÷rur region is home to a large variety of birds, hundreds and thousands of which nest in the islands of Drangey, Mßlmey and Lundey.áThe wetlands on the mainland are without a doubt some of the most important bird habitats in Iceland. Many birds nest in the area while others use it as a stop over point during their migratory periods. Parts of the marshland are now nature reserves for birds and the nature reserve near Miklavatn and Borgarskˇgar are listed in Bird Life International as one of Europeĺs most significant bird habitats.
Skagafj÷rur is a paradise for bird-watchers. In some areas there are small pockets where seabirds, waders, field birds, passerines, grouse as well as birds of prey nest.áConditions for bird watching are also very good.áThere are four bird watching centres near Saußrkrˇkur whith signs bearing information about the many varieties of birds to be found in the area.
There is a diverse variety of birds to be seen at Reykir and Drangey. áOn the island puffins are the most famous but guillemots, BrŘnnichĺs guillemot, razor-billed auks, kittiwakes, ravens and falcons also make this their nesting ground.á The sound that comes from all these diverse species is incomparable.
Skagafj÷rdur region is a renowned place regarding bird life to the point that the area has become a real referenceáfor bird enthusiastics.áHundreds of Puffins chose the islands Mßlmey and Drangey to nest during the Summer so we get to meet a lotáduring the season, on our sailing tours.á
By the ocean,álarge colonies of Eider ducks can also be spotted, along with Razorbills, Arctic Terns, Guillemots, and many other sea birds. Join the Fun!