Wildlife in Iceland is not diverse. The biggest and only wild hooved mammal is reindeer. Reindeer were introduced from Norway late in the 18th century originally for farming, but reindeer husbandry the Scandinavian style did not tempt the Icelanders, and the animals were never domesticated. Today the wild reindeer live only in South East and East Iceland, mostly at higher elevations in summer but seek lower grassland, closer to the coast in winter. While their primary habitat is in the deserted expanses by Snæfell, reindeer are seen every year in the territory extending from Vopnafjördur in the north to the Glacier Lagoon in the south.

Here are my photos of some reindeer that I met in Hornafjordur (southeast corner of Iceland) in the past 4 years.

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Reindeer And Brunnhorn Mountain

Reindeer And Brunnhorn Mountain

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EriKitty
Community Member
1 year ago

I would want to have one of these pics as my wallpaper!

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Summer Coat

Summer Coat

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Curious Guys With Fresh Antlers

Curious Guys With Fresh Antlers

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Ashley Conover
Community Member
1 year ago

So funny looking

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Adult Male In The Snow

Adult Male In The Snow

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Ashley Conover
Community Member
1 year ago

Beautiful

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Unicorn

Unicorn

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Unicorn

Unicorn

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Youngling Near Djupivogur

Youngling Near Djupivogur

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Like A Model

Like A Model

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Leonor Pereyra
Community Member
1 year ago

Beautiful!!

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Family Mealtime

Family Mealtime

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Curious Youngling

Curious Youngling

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Icelandic Gothic

Icelandic Gothic

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Christophe Beunens
Community Member
1 year ago

social distancing for reindeer

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Reindeers And Almost Full Moon

Reindeers And Almost Full Moon

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Lonely Guy

Lonely Guy

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Perfect Line

Perfect Line

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Two Younglings Watching

Two Younglings Watching

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"He Spotted Me"

"He Spotted Me"

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cassiushumanmother
Community Member
1 year ago

My favorite! Very expressive rein"dear".

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Fresh Snow

Fresh Snow

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Family Trip

Family Trip

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Moody

Moody

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Unicorn

Unicorn

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Blue Hour

Blue Hour

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Looking For Food In The Snow

Looking For Food In The Snow

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Heads Up

Heads Up

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Lonely

Lonely

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Breidamerjokull And Reflection

Breidamerjokull And Reflection

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