Funi the fox at base camp. Image by Roman Gerasymenko

Funi the fox at base camp. Image by Roman Gerasymenko

How can you not but fall in love with this adorable ten-week-old Arctic fox cub? Her name is Funi, which is an old Icelandic world for ‘flame’ and she’s a new resident at base camp for the Inside the Volcano tour. Since being adopted by staff there a few weeks ago, she’s been getting lots of attention from guests and thoroughly adding the “aw” factor to the absolute “awe” of visiting the magnificent magma chamber of the Thrihnukagigur volcano!

Funi the Arctic fox cub. Image by Roman Gerasymenko

Funi the Arctic fox cub. Image by Roman Gerasymenko

I never thought I’d ever get the pleasure of meeting such a rare creature up close, let alone make friends; although that might have had something to do with the Icelandic dried fish I had in my pocket! For now she seems quite tame and content at base camp; however, it’s predicted that as she gets older she’ll venture further away until she finally meets a mate and leaves to live the wild life! Until then she’ll be greeting all visitors to the Inside the Volcano tour and probably getting spoilt rotten!

Jumping for joy all around with his fish! Image by Roman Gerasymenko

Jumping for joy all around with his fish!

Playing fetch with Funi the fox. Image by Roman Gerasymenko.

Playing fetch with Funi the fox. Image by Roman Gerasymenko.

Relaxing in the sun!

Relaxing in the sun! Image by Roman Gerasymenko?

Sindri meets Funi. Image by Roman Gerasymenko

Sindri meets Funi. Image by Roman Gerasymenko

 

 

 

 

 

 

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