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