Animal and plant life.

There are few animals native to Iceland. There are whales and fish to be seen off the coast.

Iceland used to be quite well covered in forest, but it was cut down for firewood and erosion and volcanoes distroy the soil. Trees are being planted in many places, but the growing season is short and so they take a long time to grow.

Humpback whale diving Humpback whale diving
Plant Plant
Woods at Öskjuhlïð with Hallgríms church behind Woods at Öskjuhlïð with Hallgríms church behind
Moss covered rock Moss covered rock
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