Vigur – Paradise Island

Vigur - Paradise Island
Vigur - Paradise Island
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  • Duration3 hours
  • Group SizeNo max
  • Meeting LocationSjóferðir - Ásgeirsgata, Ísafjörður

Tour description

This tour takes you to Vigur – Paradise Island. There is always something charming about small islands, and Vigur Island is no exception. The relaxed atmosphere, tranquility, and harmony of thousands of birds in Vigur complete the beautiful landscape and leaves its visitors with an otherworldly feeling. Over the years, the island has earned itself an excellent reputation and is, therefore, a must on any traveler’s itinerary. Its friendly inhabitants welcome you in their relaxed manner, and somehow, one feels that time stands still in Vigur. 

The 3-hour tour starts in Ísafjörður, and after a half an hour boat ride, we get to the island’s shore. Once there, we take a guided walk around the island. It’s a perfect opportunity to see the abundance of birds in their natural environment. The island is a home for thousands of birds, e.g. eider ducks, arctic terns, puffins & black guillemot during spring and summer. Most of the birds fly off to their winter homes around mid-august. The island family will serve homemade refreshments in an old mid-19th-century cow-house which has been restored into a beautiful and welcoming reception area—the perfect way to complete your visit before returning to Ísafjörður.   

What's Included

  • Boat transfer
  • Guided tour
  • Refreshments on the island

What to Bring

  • Waterproof jacket, good shoes, hat and gloves
  • Camera

Why Your Friend in Reykjavik Recommends This Tour

Vigur Island is one of those great places many miss because it is out of the beaten track. The unspoiled nature is great to get in touch with the Icelandic nature. 

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