Vigur is a small privately owned island in Isafjardardjup in the Westfjords region, just east of Isafjordur town. It’s a place where time seems to stand still. Vigur has earned a great reputation as superb attraction. It has become a must-see for visitors to the area, especially during the nesting season.
The family that lives on the island bases its livelihood mainly on tourism along with collection of eggs and eiderdown.
What to do in the island?
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. This makes the isle a paradise for the avid bird watcher.
How to get to Vigur island?
During summer there are daily boat trips over to the island. It’s about half an hour sail, but the duration of most tours are around 3 hours. Sometimes there’s even another one in the evening, so visitors can enjoy a magical sunset while strolling around this tiny island.