1 month to go…

Hello everyone!

I also would like to introduce myself. I’m Rebecca, 23, from Germany but currently I’m living in Belgium.

I can’t wait to pack all my things and finally get to Iceland, although packing for a trip to Iceland can get very tricky. Even if I collected a big repertoire of stuff by now that should help me to survive the harsh cimate, I feel totally underprepared.

I’m really looking forward to meeting the foxes and the team. Iceland was definitely always my favorite destination and the arctic fox one of my favorite animals. So I’m really glad that I’m able to get to know this lovely country in such a nice way.

Until then I have to pass a few exams in order to (hopefully 🙂 ) finish my bachelor in Veterinary Medicine. The thought of taking off afterwards definitely makes it a bit easier.

I’m joining the monitoring tour and I’m really excited about that. It’s a unique chance to learn many things about the behavior of wild animals and I’m glad that I took it.

Unfortunately I don’t have much time to travel around because my study doesn’t give me much time to do so. But I certainly will come back a second time!

Can’t wait to meet everyone in July!

Greetings from Belgium 🙂


Ready.. Set.. Foxes!

Hello there!

My name is Jen and I’m a 28-year-old biologist from the United States, and I am ready for an adventure in Iceland! My trip starts in 2 weeks and I couldn’t be more excited to see the land of Fire and Ice (and Foxes). Before I start at the Arctic Fox Centre I’ll be traveling the Ring Road for about 13 days. I can’t wait to see glaciers, hot springs, whales, waterfalls, and all the beautiful landscapes Iceland has to offer.

There’s no better way to end my month-long trip than at the Arctic Fox Centre. As a volunteer researcher I’m ecstatic to be able to camp in the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve for a week. My biological career includes mainly sea turtles, marine mammals, and fishes. I’ve also worked with various critters on land and will soon be adding arctic foxes to my repertoire. I look forward to meeting fellow foxes and volunteers that I’m sure will make this a truly memorable trip.



It’s Almost Fox Time

Hey guys!

I would also love to introduce myself to the rest of the Fox Pack.

My name is Javed Riaz, I am 21 years old and come from Australia.

I have been an exchange student here in Iceland since 2014, so I have had the pleasure of living in this incredible country for 11 months now. Similar to Camille, I am also involved in the Biology area of study. I am studying Wildlife Biology with the hope to specialize in Arctic Ecology. In my studies, I have become fascinated by the Arctic fox and its extreme ability to survive and adapt throughout the Arctic region.  For this reason, being a part of the 2015 Monitoring Progamme in Hornstrandir is ideal for me.

During these past 11 months, I have fallen in love with this country. I have had the chance to experience and adventure so much. However, something tells me that being part of the 2015 Arctic Fox Pack will be one of my most valuable and memorable experiences yet. I simply cannot wait to arrive in June!

I look forward to meeting everyone! If any of you have any questions about Iceland or travelling in Iceland, don’t hesitate to contact me either on Facebook or javed.riaz@griffithuni.edu.au

Takk fyrir

Javed 🙂