What are the most common birds of Iceland, and how are birds connected to Icelandic culture? A lot of travelers are interested in Icelandic birdlife. Mainly people are excited about seeing (or tasting!) puffin but there are many other species of birds to be found in Iceland. About 85 species of birds
In Iceland, belief in the Huldufolk (“hidden folk”), or elves, is so strong that building plans are altered to suit them, roads are diverted around their lands, and people even build tiny houses and churches for them. Over half the population of Iceland believes in the possibility that these folk exist.