Thrilling 8-Hour Wildlife & Kayaking Tour of Vigur Island from Isafjordur

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Summary

Tour starts
Ísafjörður
Duration
8 hours
Difficulty
Demanding
Languages
English, Icelandic
Available
May - Sept.
Minimum age
16 years old

Description

Discover the wonders and beauty of one of the most captivating islands in the Westfjords in this thrilling wildlife and kayaking tour of Vigur Island from Isafjordur. This eight-hour adventure is perfect for travelers who wish to get closer to nature and experience Iceland's natural beauty while kayaking.

The action starts when your friendly and knowledgeable guides meet you and your group inside a cafe in Isafjordur. Once the group is complete, the guides will take you to Eyri in Seydisfjordur fjord, where the kayaks await. During the drive, you'll get a glimpse of the Westfjords' beautiful nature.

Upon reaching the kayaking station in Eyri, your guide will discuss the basics of kayaking. They will give some important safety reminders and provide you with all the necessary kayaking gear. After the short briefing, your guide will slowly lead you into the water.

Your first destination is Folafotur, a headland with an elevation of 3.3 feet (1 meter). As you paddle your way to Folafotur, you'll likely encounter seals, which are common in the Westfjords. Sometimes, these seals tend to become curious and approach kayakers.

Moreover, you may see other adorable marine creatures like dolphins and whales. The waters of the Westfjords are home to white-beaked dolphins, humpback whales, blue whales, and harbor porpoises. If you get lucky, orcas and blue whales may even appear.

Upon reaching Folafotur, you'll alight from your kayak and prepare for a picnic on the beach. As you enjoy your pre-prepared meal, you can appreciate the surrounding natural beauty of Folafotur.

After witnessing the beauty of Folafotur, you'll board your kayak and paddle toward the tour's main destination: Vigur island. Though spanning just 1.2 miles (two kilometers) long and 1,300 feet (400 meters) wide, it is Isafjardardjup's second-biggest island. Vigur island is abundant in birdlife. The island boasts a dynamic birdlife colony with arctic terns, eider ducks, razorbills, black guillemots, and puffins.

As you traverse its winding paths and green meadows, you'll be treated to panoramic views of the surrounding fjords and the majestic peaks that rise on the horizon.

Aside from its rich wildlife and natural attractions, Vigur is home to a historic windmill believed to have been built by a goldsmith named Daniel Hjaltason in the 19th century. This meticulously preserved landmark reminds visitors of the industriousness and ingenuity of its inhabitants. Today, the windmill remains operational and is the only surviving windmill in Iceland.

After exploring the wonders of Vigur island, you'll return your kayak and paddle back to Isafjordur.

Don't miss this chance to get up close and personal with Icelandic nature on this thrilling wildlife and kayaking tour of Vigur island. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Included

Guide
Kayak and Kayaking Equipment

Activities

Kayaking
Sightseeing
Boat Trip
Cultural Activity
Bird watching

What to bring

Warm clothes you don't mind getting a bit wet
Lunch and snack for the day

Good to know

Please arrive 30 minutes before departure at the Gear Storage on Mavagardur C.

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