On this trip, you get to spend a full day in a bird paradise, starting with a boat trip on the Djupifjorður. When you reach Vigur, you take a guided walk through this beautiful island.
See the magnificent birdlife
Although Vigur is just two kilometres long and four hundred metres wide, it still the second largest island in the Isafjörður Bay. During the summer, this tiny island is home to about 8000 puffins, a large number of eider ducks, arctic terns, guillemots and many other types of birds.
Meet the residents
You will meet the only family living on Vigur and learn from them about life on the island. They make a living from farming, collecting eiderdown, eggs and tourism. Nonetheless, protecting the birdlife has always been important here. In the past, when farming was the most important source of income, the sheep were ferried to the mainland during the summer, so that they would not disturb nesting season for the precious eider ducks.
Take trip back in time
Most of the buildings on the island of Vigur date from late 19th or early 20th century. Among them is the last remaining windmill in Iceland and the smallest post office in Europe, where you might want to stop and send a postcard or two.
At the end of your wanderings, the island’s ten friendly inhabitants welcome you to their farm and serve you some refreshments. This is the perfect way to complete your visit, before returning to the boat.
Guided tour required: guests are not allowed to walk around the island on their own. It is extremely important to respect these rules, as the visit takes place during the birds' breeding season.