Kári the friendly Icelandic fox

Kári the fox is becoming quite a social media star.

Kári the fox is becoming quite a social media star. Photo/Donal Boyd

A fox that frequents the camping site at Húsadalur in the beautiful wilderness of Þórsmörk nature reserve has become pretty famous on Instagram due to his friendly nature.  He has been christened Kári. 

In the last two years, a pair of foxes have made the area their home, and this spring, 5-6 cubs were born. Photographs of the foxes have been popular on Instagram, especially of Kári the fox who has the hashtag #karithefox . 

Þórsmörk in South Iceland is an area of great natural ...

Þórsmörk in South Iceland is an area of great natural wilderness. Iceland Monitor/ Árni Sæberg

The fox cubs are particularly curious and approach humans at a distance of only 1- 2 metres. Ranger Donal Boyd as Húsafell says that tourists are particularly curious about the foxes and want to know more about them. The foxes are often given dog food but they also hunt for their own food. 

You can check out Donald Boyds fox photos HERE. 

This fox is two-coloured.

This fox is two-coloured. Photo/Donal Boyd

A white fox.

A white fox. Photo/Donal Boyd

You can see the foxes in Þórsmörk on instagram #karithefox

You can see the foxes in Þórsmörk on instagram #karithefox Screenshot

Weather

Cloudy

Today

5 °C

Cloudy

Tomorrow

2 °C

Partly cloudy

Wednesday

3 °C

Exchange rates

USD USD 123.01 EUR EUR 138.50
GBP GBP 157.95 DKK DKK 18.57
NOK NOK 14.53 SEK SEK 13.48
CHF CHF 121.77 JPY JPY 1.08
ISK price of selected currencies, according to the official exchange rate of the Central Bank of Iceland. Updated daily.