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North Sailing - Húsavík, Iceland

Black Guillemot (Cepphus grylle)


Black GuillemotLength: 32 cm

Weight: 306-553 g

Wingspan: 52-58 cm

Population: 30,000-50,000 pairs


Black Guillemot nests behind rocks on rocky coasts and are distributed all over Iceland where suitable habitat is found. It stays closer to the coast than other auks and feeds on fish and invertebrates.

Black Guillemots are common at Skjálfandi bay the whole year around.

Awards & Authorisation:

Awarded nationally and internationally since 1995Travel Agency - Authorised by Icelandic Tourist BoardTour Operator - Authorised by Icelandic Tourist Board


  • Wildlife of Skjálfandi Bay
  • Húsavík Original Whale Watching


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