Iceland: Whooper Swans

Whooper swans (aka Common swans) migrate to Iceland for the summer breeding season in thousands. All over the island you could see pairs of swans courting or taking care of newborns, but at the southeastern coast not far from Hofn there were myriads of birds at the shore and at sea – swans as far as the eyes can see. Whopper swans spent winters in Southern Europe and then migrate north to Scandinavian countries and Iceland. These large birds are excellent flyers and swimmer, and spend most of the lives on the water.