Arctic Foxes
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Arctic Foxes

Ísafjörður lays claim to being home to the only native terrestrial mammal in Iceland—the arctic fox. Most arctic foxes in this region make their habitat in the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve 14 kilometers (nine miles) northwest of the center of Ísafjörður, but it would not be unheard of to spot them elsewhere along the coastline if you've got a pair of binoculars and some good luck. Usually there are clusters of fox pairs in dens and a few single individuals wandering nearby. The arctic fox has a distinctly thick, white fur, which allows it to withstand the cold.

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