Hć Ester og Aldís! :-) It was wonderful to come back to Melrakkasétur this year after you were so kind to me last year - my gran Monica had such a wonderful trip and we loved seeing Mjallhvít and Móri! Thank you for all your support with my singaroundiceland trip, and of course I will visit again - maybe do a bit of exploring, fox-spotting - singing?! Gangi ykkur vel! Knús, Daniel :ö) x
you guys are awesome
i have been to hornstrandir in this Summer and want to share my pictures of the foxes and other birds seen there.
If you are interested, click on this link:
Don & Susan
We visited the center in May and had the most informative personal tour by Ester. I'd seen Arctic Foxes on an earlier trip to Uummannaq Greenland and was fascinated by the beautiful animals. It was wonderful to learn more about them and to see all of the work that the center is doing on their behalf in Iceland. Keep up the good work both in the field and for us tourists.
Very nice photos! Looking forward to visit you when I next time come to Iceland!
I really love this website. I've always wanted to go to Iceland and this site made me want to go even more. I'd love to see the arctic foxes in their natural habitat one day. As a travel blogger, I think they'd make a great subject for a interesting my new website about Grönland and artic foxes in Grönland. Best regards from Denmark, Erik
I have travelled in the reserve for the last two summers and hope one day to bring my family as well. Before and after my visits I have enjoyed the comfort and cuisine of Isafjordur. Hornstrandir Nature Reserve is extraordinarily beautiful, of course, but what makes it unique and brings it alive are the foxes. They are why I have travelled all the way from my home in Ottawa, Canada.
I think you are blessed to have such a wonderful and unique landscape and ecosystem. These foxes deserve all the care and research you can devote to them. They are unique in the world, and over time their protection will benefit everyone.
Last summer, I had the pleasure to briefly look into the world of the arctic foxes on Hornstrandir.
The extended period of good weather made it very pleasant to observe these beautiful animals.
It was amazing to see how fast and agile they are on mountain slopes and how good they can smell.
The foxes were very active, I guess that they wanted to benefit from the abundance of food at that moment.
I really hope that they can keep enjoying their freedom in the unspoilt nature, and wish you good luck with the Arctic Fox Center!
We went to Hornvik in the middle of August, too late to see the birdlife living clung on Hornbjarg cliff, too late to see Arctic fox cubs rolling on the grass. Why going then? Maybe to see one of the wildest places in Europe in loneliness, and thinking about the first Icelandic inhabitants living there thanks to the firewood coming from the sea.
We were lucky and in the incoming Autunm we could see the last fox coming down from the hill towards our camp, and it was an unforgettable moment. I never dreamed to see it so close, watching at me, eyes into eyes.
This was one of those moments you understand to be part of Nature, a little man lost in the immensity and part of it.
This is one of those places that we'll keep forever in our earth, together with the people we met.
Thank you all.
I loved the website. I've always wanted to go to Iceland and this site made me want to go even more. I'd love to see the arctic foxes in their natural habitat one day. As a children's writer, I think they'd make a great subject for a children's book.
I hiked to Hornbjarg to see the birds... but when i saw a mother arctic fox and her kits they stole the show! Long live the largest carnivor in Iceland! ...and those who endeavour to protect them and the areas they inhabit. I can't wait to get back and see them.
If there is anything I can do to assist with the formation of the museum (volunteer, red fox specimens for comparison, donations) please let me know!