Vigur Island

Vigur is a small privately owned island in Isafjarðardjup, just east of Isafjordur town. It’s a place where time seems to stand still. Vigur has earned a great reputation and has become a must-see for visitors to the area, especially during the nesting season.

The island is home to thousands of birds – eider ducks, arctic terns, puffins and more. A leisurely walk around the island gives you an opportunity to see an abundance of birds in their natural environment, making the isle a paradise for the avid bird watcher. 

The family that still lives on the island bases its livelihood mainly on tourism along with collection of eggs and eiderdown. During summer there is daily boat trips over to the island, sometimes even another one in the evening, so you can enjoy a magical sunset while strolling around this tiny island.

 

Recommended tours in this area

 

Vigur - Paradise Island (from Isafjordur)

There is always something charming about small islands, and the harmony of thousands of birds in Vigur Island, close to Isafjordur, completes the beautiful landscape

Price from

92

 

Calm Water Kayaking (from Isafjordur)

Go sea kayaking between the beautiful mountains of the Westfjords

Price from

71

 

Iceland Circumnavigation

Witness dramatic fjords and volcanic landscapes on this extraordinary 10 day circumnavigation of Iceland!

Duration: 10 days/9 nights

Price from

1.595