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Discover the arctic foxes

Rated 4.67 out of 5 from 9 reviews.Súðavík, IcelandPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

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Animal experience hosted by Stéphanie

9 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English, French

What you'll do

We will begin by studying the mores, habitats, visions of the polar fox by walking towards our places of observation. We will be two groups, observers and photographers. Observers will have the privilege of seeing everything from a distance and they will warn photographers who will hide to try to take the most beautiful shots of polar foxes. On the way back, we will enjoy a wonderful hike with the opportunity to see seals, eagles, whales and Gyfalcons.

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What's included

  • Equipment
    camouflage
From $200
/ person
Mon, Oct 26
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
$200 per person
$200 per person
Tue, Oct 27
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
$200 per person
$200 per person
Wed, Oct 28
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
$200 per person
$200 per person

Meet your host, Stéphanie

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 9 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am a tour operator and I organize daily excursions for biologists and photographers to bring them closer to the polar foxes. I know fox mores and fjords like my pocket and I know how to rebuild the course of foxes to find them quickly. I propose you to see wild and fearful foxes in their true habitat and this outside the natural reserves, it is thus a unique and precious experience.
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Where you'll be

You will discover a condensed West Fjords, rugged mountains, Tundras, beaches, coves and that in the middle of nowhere on land abandoned by everyone. A surprising landscape with strange shaped volcanic rocks, rock bubbles, basaltic columns ... The animals are wild, not baited and free from their movement. They may not be at the rendezvous but the probability of seeing them is very high

Rated 4.67 out of 5 from 9 reviews.

Caroline
November 2019
Rodolphe and Stephanie are professional photographers and love wildlife. They know where to find arctic foxes even if this is a not very well-known place (which means we were alone in the place:) ). They also know how to find them there, approach them without disturbing their daily life/activities. They are really passionated, know the foxes one by one, their history, which one is more scared by human, how to approach (or not) each one of them and how to take beautiful pictures of those amazing creatures. Moreover, they made all their possible for us to see them. Indeed, we were not lucky during the morning, and then, we stayed a very long time in the place, almost 10 hours long to see them and enjoy this very special moment! Finally, I would like to point out the fact that they don't feed arctic foxes to attract them as they need to stay away from human beings and find their own food by themselves. This rule is not always respected by people who want to see wildlife but Rodolphe and Stephanie are very very respectful with respect to this rule as it is important for them to preserve nature.
Rodolphe and Stephanie are professional photographers and love wildlife. They know where to find arctic foxes even if this is a not very well-known place (which means we were alone…
Jennifer
October 2019
First off, I saw a fox and I wouldn’t have been able to do that without my guides. So in that regard, the trip was a success. I do think there is room for improvement, like bringing a packed lunch for guests, especially at $200 that should be expected. I’ve been on quite a bit of guided trips and they always provide food and hot drinks. I also think checking in with guests to see how they are feeling throughout the trip is the key to being a good guide. I had to tell them that I wanted to leave. I was the only guest and it was getting dark out. It really shouldn’t have gotten to that point.
First off, I saw a fox and I wouldn’t have been able to do that without my guides. So in that regard, the trip was a success. I do think there is room for improvement, like bringin…
Chandrima
September 2019
We hiked about 15km in the artic fox habitat/territory ooking for foxes. The hike was awesome. Being along the coast we were lucky enough to see whales, dolphins and seals, which was a bonus. Rodolphe was very passionate snd knowledgable about the arctic foxes, knew the trek very well, and made the tour a truly Icelandic experience. With the knowledge gained I was able to spot a brown fox on the way back. Loved every bit of it, and it was a wonderful way to spend my birthday
We hiked about 15km in the artic fox habitat/territory ooking for foxes. The hike was awesome. Being along the coast we were lucky enough to see whales, dolphins and seals, which w…
Cécile
July 2019
Véritable immersion dans le milieu du renard polaire. Nous sommes ravis d'avoir pu beneficier de lexperience et des connaissances de Rodolphe... Qui nous a aussi permis une très belle observation de baleine à bosse !
Nathalie
July 2019
L’accompagnement de Rodolphe fut exceptionnel, il nous a communiqué toute sa passion de l’incroyable nature dans laquelle il vit. Il maîtrise la faune et la flore locale comme personne, nous avons pu observer une multitude d’oiseaux et goûter les plantes telles que l’angélique, la roquette, l’herbe à huîtres, le thym ... Sans parler des oiseaux dont j’ai oublié le nom et des baleines. Et nous avons eu la chance d’observer les renards polaires, moment magique. Cette journée fait partie des tops de nos expériences en Islande. Nous sommes rentrés épuisés mais heureux. Je recommande chaudement cette activité !
L’accompagnement de Rodolphe fut exceptionnel, il nous a communiqué toute sa passion de l’incroyable nature dans laquelle il vit. Il maîtrise la faune et la flore locale comme pers…
Dubois
July 2019
Le lieu est superbe, les paysages magnifiques. La journée est bien remplie par les approches et les temps d’observation. Rodolphe est très patient et attentionné, il adapte son temps aux possibilités de chacun sans compter son temps Idéal pour découvrir des morceaux d’Islande cachés pour le touriste curieux
Le lieu est superbe, les paysages magnifiques. La journée est bien remplie par les approches et les temps d’observation. Rodolphe est très patient et attentionné, il adapte son tem…

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  • Mon, Oct 26
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    $200 per person
  • Tue, Oct 27
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    $200 per person
  • Wed, Oct 28
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    $200 per person
  • Thu, Oct 29
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    $200 per person
  • Fri, Oct 30
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    $200 per person
  • Sat, Oct 31
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    $200 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

This activity does not require extraordinary physical abilities but requires at least 4 hours of walking.

What to bring

sandwichs

walking shoes