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North Sailing - Húsavík, Iceland

Razorbill (Alca torda)


RazorbillLength: 40 cm

Weight: 483-980 g

Wingspan: 63-68 cm

Population: 400,000 pairs


Razorbill is common all around Iceland. It nests in rocky slopes beneath sea cliffs and sometimes in gaps or fractures in the cliffs. It feeds mainly on small fish like sandeel and capelin.


A few pairs of Razorbill nest in the islands Mánáreyjar and they are regularly seen foraging in the Skjálfandi bay.

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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