See the magnificent birdlife of Vigur
Spend a day on a bird paradise island, starting with a boat trip on the Djupifjorður. As you reach Vigur, there will be a guided walk through this beautiful island. It is about 2 kilometres long and only 400 metres wide, and still the second largest in the Isafjörður Bay. During summer, this tiny island is home to about 8,000 puffins, a large number of eider ducks, Arctic terns, guillemots and many other types of birds. There is only one family living at Vigurd who will tell you more about how life is here. Their livelihood is based on farming, collecting eiderdown, eggs and tourism. In earlier times, when farming was the most important means of income, the sheep were ferried to the mainland during the summer so as not to disturb the precious eider ducks during the nesting period.
Feel like going back in time
The only surviving windmill in Iceland is situated in Vigur. Most of the houses are from the late 19th or early 20th century and you can also visit the smallest post office in Europe to send a post card. Then the islands 10 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.