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Day 2 - Reykjavik - Vik

At the end of our first full day in Iceland, we arrived in Vik, a small village on south coast of Iceland. After lunch we made photos in Dyrhlaey peninsula, a few kilometres from the village. Dyrhlaey is a former volcanic island. It is the southern point of "continental" Iceland. It is a natural reserve and a paradise for birds, in particular Atlantic Puffins.

Atlantic Puffin, nicknamed "sea parrot" is a seabird that can be found in North Atlantic. It lives far from coasts, except at its reproduction period where it lives on grass slopes, cliffs or islands. Iceland has the biggest puffins population in Europe (2 to 3 millions of couples). It is a not wild and very curious bird, so you can go very close to them. For example to make this picture I was only 2 to 3 metres far from them ! No need to say these birds are incredibly cute and we had fun to photograph them ! Moreover we were lucky and had an incredible light that evening, so it was really an unforgettable moment !

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