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North Sailing - Húsavík, Iceland

Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus)


Black-headed GullLength: 37 cm

Weight: 270-370 g

Wingspan: 100-110 cm

Population: 25,000-30,000 pairs


Black-headed Gull started to nest in Iceland early in the last century. It is now distributed all over the lowlands of Iceland. Black-headed Gulls breed in colonies, mostly in wetlands. It feeds mainly on insects but Black-headed Gulls in towns feed on a variety of food made available by humans.


Black-headed Gulls nest in a few places by the Skjálfandi Bay. It is common in Húsavík and can easily be seen by the harbour.

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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