The Arctic Fox

This is a poetic and authentic story describing the life cycle of the arctic fox. This documentary is a story of a miracle; a survival of an arctic foxes in a harsh Icelandic environment.


After a long and cold winter a vixen gives life to fox cubs and the adventure begins. The cubs, that are born blind, are weaned from their mother only 10 weeks old and the lessons of life begin. Twelve weeks old the cubs leave the den, by then mostly managing on their own. They find a spouse and mark their territory. One year old they are bringing up a new generation of cubs with their first litter. The circle is closed.

About the film

  • Type: Documentary
  • National Premiere Date: April 30, 2015, Bíó Paradís
  • Length: 33 min.
  • Language: Icelandic
  • Original Title: Refurinn
  • International Title: The Arctic Fox
  • Production Year: 2015
  • Production Countries: Iceland
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: Yes
  • Production Format: HD
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Color: Yes
  • Screening format and subtitles: DCP, English subtitles


Company Credits


  • Festival Nature Namur, Belgíu, 2015

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