There is an abundance of Iceland wildlife including marine mammals, birds and of course, land mammals. It’s hard to imagine but true that the only native land mammal to Iceland is the arctic fox.
One of the biggest island in Europe and its vastness offers a multitude of landscapes and formations which lends itself to an array of Iceland wildlife. You may even experience polar bears on a rare occasion which visit Iceland crossing over from Greenland on icebergs.
Though this is extremely rare and normally, helped back to Greenland. However, if the bear is very weak and suffering from miles and miles of swimming, then the government policy is to kill them.
Another, not so native animal, but certainly part of the Iceland wildlife is the reindeer. Reindeers were introduced to Iceland in 1775 and were originally brought over from Norway. The reindeers are mainly found around East Iceland and can be spotted running wild in herds.
So, if you’re keen on seeing Iceland wildlife on nature holidays then there is plenty for you to see. Of course, it goes without saying you will spot plenty of wild horses and sheep running the fields and vast Icelandic land.
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