The bright Icelandic summer nights are the right time to see arctic foxes. During the day they stay in and around their dens, but at night, the foxes are more active and visible. The young pups play outside the dens while their parents hunt in the mountains or along the beach.
Kvíar Lodge is an old farmhouse in the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve. The only house for many kilometers around, it is only reachable by boat. When people abandoned the area in 1948 with their livestock, arctic foxes became the only remaining land mammals and for 65 years they have roamed the fjords and bays, free from human interference, making them rather tame and playful.
This summer we welcome our guests to spend a night in the old historic house and enjoy the beautiful surroundings, where nature has ruled for 65 years. It’s a unique opportunity to visit Hornstrandir in a relatively short timeframe, experience the midnight sun, learn about and feel the history of the area and see arctic foxes in their natural environment.
It is important to respect the arctic foxes and realize that summer is their breeding time. Therefore, we´ll be careful to keep a safe distance and follow guidelines and rules given by wildlife specialists.