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Borgarfjörður Eystri

Borgarfjörður Eystri is a Puffin nesting site in the eastern fjords of Iceland. Puffins nest on cliffs, and the gentle slope of the cliff makes it easy to observe them. Puffins are very close and sometimes they walk on the wood paths with fish in their mouths.

What kind of birds can we see?



Cars only. The road is paved as it’s relatively close to the ring road. There is a large parking lot and a solid building with an comfortable cafe. There are also restrooms.

Shooting locations and tips
  • There is harbor within a few minutes’s walk from the parking lot, from which you climb a flight of stairs to enter the area where the nesting site is located.
  • There are a large number of small holes in the surrounding area, all of which are Puffin nests.
  • Puffin’s distance is basically close; a lens of about 400mm is sufficient to take pictures.
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