Beautiful Iceland is a "huge-small" country, very little populated with great unspoiled territories. But even with only 300.000 inhabitants, human activity has become more aggressive the last decades. Industrial fisheries, whale hunting, big megalomaniac industrial projects are a real threat for some of the most beautiful and naturally preserved large spots of Europe. Until recently the direct impact of human activities have been very little in this remote large island. Like every where greed associated to technology (modernism) is driven us to a future we don't know.
Sorry to start the presentation of this page with such a pessimistic attitude but we would like to point out again how fragile is the environment of our unique planet, even if official propaganda is talking about Iceland as unspoiled. Ourself are taking part in this process with our own quota of carbon pollution as travel organizer, but we are very conscious of this and we try to have as small impact as possible. At least we are actively opposed to irremediable destruction and blind profit.
But let be optimistic also:
Beside our scheduled tours we organizes different kinds of Nature and Wildlife Watching tours, Geology tours as well as birding, bird photography tours and landscapes photography, leaded by specialists.
Fjallabak is a travel agency established by Philippe Patay who is a birder and nature enthusiast. On all of our tours we focus on showing you places you shouldn't miss, the well renowned as the most secret one. We'll show you the wildlife in the area, and we'll make sure you get great opportunities for observation and photography.
Our very few trips are often fully booked long time in advance but we can always help you to build your own trip (self-drive) and give you the address of a rare bird you absolutely want to meet.
We also recommend that you check what some real purists doing in Iceland as our dear friend Ósk Vilhjájmsdóttir:
Wander Lust http://halendisferdir.is
Visit also the site of The Loom the best tours company in English in Iceland for birding and bird photography : www.gaviatravel.com