The rich bird life of the North, distributed over widely varying habitats, displays a diversity seldom surpassed in Iceland. Wetlands are important as a habitat for many Icelandic breeding species, and of the Icelandic wetlands which are famed for rich bird life, several of the most renowned are in North West Iceland.
An hours walk on Spákonfellshöfði is an experience that brings you close to the unspoiled nature. Spákonufellshöfði, with all its history and hidden people, is a protected area since 1981. The view over the Húnaflói bay and the mountains on the other side is unique, specially on a calm summer night.