Region covered by this guide
This guidebook covers the entire island of Iceland.
The Crossbill Guide is a thorough and practical guide for naturalists and nature lovers. It offers background information, routes and site descriptions, plus tips on finding and watching all kinds of wildlife. The book offers a mix of walking routes and car itineraries with stops and short walks.
Iceland is often referred to as the land of fire and ice, but it is just as much the land of birds and orchids. Their numbers run into the millions, vastly outnumbering the people of this sparsely populated, wild land. Iceland is also the land of whales, seals and dolphins, and the haunt of the lone and skinny Arctic Fox, skulking the slopes in search of prey. In fact, Iceland could best be called the land of the naturalist and nature lover, who will be overwhelmed with the abundance of wildlife.
Look for more information and images on our Wildlife Site Page on Iceland.
About the author
Dirk Hilbers (NL, 1976), set up the Crossbill Guides Foundation and travels Europe to research the guidebooks. This is the 16th guide on which he has worked. As a biologist, when not in the field, Dirk Hilbers is a free-lance writer and lecturer in the field of environmental ethics.
THE absolute reference for any naturalist trip to Iceland! Fauna, flora, geology… everything is approached in a very didactic way. Many particularly interesting routes are described very precisely ; during a two months travel across Iceland, I visited almost all the recommended sites and I have never been disappointed! Unavoidable