When I first visited Iceland it was long before the financial crisis of 2008 that caused the country to switch it’s main focus from banking to tourism. It’s been a hugely successful switch for their economy (pandemics notwithstanding) but has meant that many of the more popular locations are considerably busier than they used to be.  It is still though one of the best places in northern Europe to be able to get happily lost in wilderness and spend time photographing  the confiding and dramatic bird species that in particular breed here in the short summer months.  As home to the largest percentage of Puffins for any country in Europe and the chance to work in the amazing colours of the midnight sun it is one of my favourite places for this iconic but challenged seabird.