The Arctic Bestiary

A Guide to Iceland's Wildlife

From imposing volcanoes to mighty glaciers, it is Iceland’s impressive geography which has made The Land of Fire and Ice famous around the globe. While the landscape is fascinating in itself, it is also home to a dazzling variety of Arctic animals; spirits of land, sea and air.

Our interactive wildlife guide reveals all sorts of amazing and surprising facts about these Fantastic Arctic Beasts (and where to find them).

To find out more about your favourite Icelandic animal, simply click on it and our narrator will tell you everything you need to know.

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snowy owl left owl wing right owl wing
great skua
icelandic gyrfalcon
icelandic northern raven
icelandic goat
atlantic puffins
arctic fox winter arctic fox summer
icelandic horse
walrus ice
seal
whale
greenland shark