Iceland has always been on my list of birding countries to visit, but, over the years, has been side-lined by glamorous tropical venues. Now that comfort is marginally as important as lifers, Tricia and I are booked on a week’s clockwise cruise around Iceland next June. Starting in Reykjavik we shall then be disembarking at Isafjördur, Akureyri, Seydisfjördur, Djúpivogur, Heimaey and return to the capital. Excursions at each port will be available, but are not yet finalised. It would be exciting to see Harlequin Duck, Barrow’s Goldeneye, Brünnich’s Guillemot, Gyr Falcon, and British Storm-petrel, but what are the chances on a non-birding cruise? I suspect we shan’t get far into the hinterland (so Mývatn is doubtless out), but would welcome any suggestions as to suitable sites to attempt during our dudes tour.