The land of fire and ice. A Nordic island nation defined not only by its amazing wildlife but by its dramatic landscape with volcanoes, geysers, hot springs and lava fields. The north east of Iceland holds lake Mývatn, home to the only European breeding population of Harlequin Duck, Barrows Goldeneye and Great Northern Diver. All three species can be found in good numbers and I saw many of them in my two week stay here. The wildlife and scenery combine to make this a birdwatchers' paradise.