Ólafsvík Seagull Frenzy

Amidst the frenzy of tourists around Ólafsvík in the west of Iceland a wild frenzy can be found. Just before the town opposite the F570 mountain road there is a day marker guiding ships into the nearby harbour. However on these cliffs are thousands of gulls. Every single one riding the thermals and fighting against the wild winds.

Why this spot? There was nothing visible to the human eye, but the smell of fishy guano and buffeting wind to attract the mayhem is obvious. Beyond this it is just another Icelandic cliff. Standing on the edge, eye to eye with a seagull as the wind attempts to take you off your feet really makes you realise their strength and grace.