Cormorants are quite common all along the Icelandic coastline. They can easily be spotted where they spread their wings, waiting for them to dry off after diving. They are fish eaters and excellent divers.
In Iceland they lay their eggs in small islands off the coast. In other countries they may lay their eggs in trees or cliffs by the coast or even inland. During the winter time some stay on rivers and lakes, but most of them stay by the shore.