Memorable 3-Hour Seabird and Puffin Tour of Vigur Island in the Westfjords

The boat ride from Isafjordur to Vigur Island is incredibly scenic.
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Ísafjörður, Iceland
3 hours
Apr. - Aug.
Minimum age


Make lifelong memories on this three-hour tour to Vigur Island, also called Puffin Island, in the Westfjords of Iceland. Travelers looking for an opportunity to spot puffins at a tranquil, stunning location should book this tour today.

Vigur Island is one of the most popular attractions in the Westfjord region of Iceland. Commonly referred to as “Puffin Island,” it is no surprise that Vigur Island is one of the best places to spot the beloved puffin, along with thousands of other nesting seabirds in their natural habitat.

Your tour starts from Isafjordur, where you will board a boat and take a 30-minute journey from the mainland to the island. Enjoy amazing coast and sea views during the ride, and keep an eye out for marine life like dolphins!

Once you arrive on Vigur Island, you will head out for a guided walk around the island. Your experienced guide will point out nesting sites along the cliffs, where you can spot many species of birds, such as eider ducks, arctic terns, black guillemot, and puffins. 

The puffin is one of Iceland’s most popular and sought-after wild animals. The charming little birds can only be found in Iceland when they are nesting, between the months of May and August. In the winter, the puffin will spend all their time at sea. 

Be sure to carefully watch where you step as you walk around the beautiful island. It is not uncommon to spot eggs nestled in the grass, and you certainly don’t want to accidentally step on one, especially if it belongs to the fiery and sometimes aggressive arctic tern!

After you explore the island and get plenty of puffin photographs, it is time to head over to the island’s 19th-century farmhouse, home to the island’s only residents: a farming family of five people. Here, you will be served delicious homemade refreshments and have the chance to talk to the family and learn more about life on Vigur Island. 

Once everyone has finished their snack, it is time to board the boat and head back to Isafjordur. This three-hour tour is the perfect way to see some of Iceland’s most beloved wildlife and learn more about life on the remote Vigur Island. 

Be sure to dress in warm, waterproof layers for this tour, as the weather can change quickly, and the boat ride can be a bit chilly. A camera is a must, allowing you to capture great pictures of the birds even if they are in the distance. 

Travelers seeking an unforgettable experience exploring Vigur Island, meeting locals, and seeing the iconic puffin and other wildlife should book this tour today. Check availability now by choosing a date.  

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Boat transfer from Isafjordur
Experienced guide
Refreshments on the island




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What to bring

Waterproof jacket, warm layers, and waterproof shoes
Hat and gloves

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Please be aware that this tour requires walking along uneven paths and is unsuitable for wheelchairs.

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