Bird photography in Svalbarðseyri

At Svalbarðseyri on the eastern side of Eyjafjörður, opposite Akureyri, there are two ponds named Svalbarðstjörn and Tungutjörn. Svalbarðseyri is a small coastal community with fewer than 500 inhabitants.
Below the settlement stands a picturesque lighthouse, a symbol of Svalbarðseyri, located just below the village’s core. Svalbarðstjörn is a few meters north of the lighthouse, and about 300 meters further is Tungutjörn. The ponds are similar in size and share the characteristic of hosting abundant birdlife. A 30-meter-wide sea berm with a gravel road separates the ponds from the sea…

Read more about this location in our book Bird Photography In Iceland: Our 40 Favorite Locations. You can find it using this map.

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Bird Photography in Iceland - Our 40 Favorite Locations

Bird Photography In Iceland—Our 40 Favorite Locations


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