but before....what about some horseback riding in Akureyri?
500+ km to go to the Westfjords
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Latrabjarg and the Puffins
but first thing's first. We've been there in June and there were a lot. I read online you should go in the evening, but we went in the morning and there were enough birds and not too many people.
Make sure you have enough gas as there is no gas station around. Main part of the road is off-road so it it is rainy best to have a 4x4, If dry, a regular car will do just fine. We traveled with a Ssang Young.
Road to Latrbjarg
and finally.....the PUFFINS
- They mate for life: Puffins have lifespans averaging 20 years, and unless a partner should die, they return to the same mate year after year.
- They tag-team raising their baby: Both parents incubate the single egg laid each year and take turns fishing to feed their baby.
- A puffin can fly as fast as 55 mph. Compared with other auks, which tend to stay just a few feet above the sea, puffins usually maintain a cruising altitude of around 30 feet.