Taking care of the Common Eider

Taking care of the Common Eider

Join an exclusive tour with an environmental specialist of an Eider colony in Þyrilsnes, a bird sanctuary in Hvalfjörður fjord where around 400 Common Eiders nest every year. The Eiders are protected and their eiderdown is a special and valuable product. When nesting in spring time, they lose their soft feathers and the farmers collect the down. Walk around the sanctuary, watch the birds and get hands-on experience and education on this remarkable bird. 

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Bjarteyjarsandur, Hvalfjörður


  • The Common Eider
  • Þyrilsnes Bird Sanctuary
  • Beautiful Hvalfjörður fjord


  • Guidance 
  • Admission to the bird sanctuary
  • Hands-on experience and education


€209 per group


Available in June only.
Farm visit times according to agreement.

For groups and individuals. Minimum 2 and maximum 10 people.
Limited numbers of participants due the area being closed and protected.

Please book with at least one day notice.


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