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Wildlife, Iceland

A large wild ram population has taken up residence in the Icelandic countryside.

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Terrestrial wildlife Iceland
By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover Terrestrial wildlife

On the Eastern plateaus, with much patience and a keen eye, you can see the reindeer and blue fox. But Iceland is firstly heaven for both bird watchers and professional ornithologists. There are over two hundred bird species (puffins, sea eagles, falcons, gyrfalcons and wild ducks). This is why Lake Myvatn pulls the highest number of tourists each year. Moreover, the Region of the same name is one of the island's driest areas and the weather is often mild .

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Terrestrial wildlife

Terrestrial wildlife , Icelandic rams , Iceland
Icelandic rams

The Icelandic ram is recognisable by the number of horns it has and the quality of its wool.

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Terrestrial wildlife , Icelandic sheep , Iceland
Icelandic sheep

It's impossible not to come across any sheep in a country where there are two of them for every person.

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Terrestrial wildlife , Icelandic horses , Iceland
Icelandic horses

Imported by the Vikings, Icelandic horses are recognisable by their small, robust stature.

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Terrestrial wildlife , White polecats, Iceland , Iceland
White polecats, Iceland

It's not very often you come across a white polecat since they are quiet, timid little creatures.

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Terrestrial wildlife , Arctic foxes, Iceland , Iceland
Arctic foxes, Iceland

The arctic fox is one of the few mammals native to Iceland.

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