Wildlife of Vigur Island

This exciting trip takes you from Hvítanes peninsula with its large colony of harbour seals, out to and around Vigur Island, where the birdlife is just about as rich as it gets in Iceland. Seeing the teeming life of Ísafjarðardjúp Bay and sometimes even a whale or two, while enjoying the unique, panoramic view of the surrounding mountains and fjords from the sea is an experience like no other. Stopping at Vigur to eat our delicious home-made lunch among the puffins and eider ducks is sure to get you ready for the paddle back to the mainland.

We meet up at the Borea café in the center of Ísafjörður where we gear up before driving to Eyri in Seyðisfjörður Fjord.

After about 40 min. drive we get the kayaks ready for the first leg of today, where we paddle to the headland of Folafótur and make a short stop there for lunch. On the way we keep a lookout for seals and whales that often venture into this fjord.

From Folafótur, we make the last leg to the island of Vigur, where we go ashore to take a little break from kayaking and enjoy the slow paced life on this beautiful island. Thousands of birds call Vigur their home in the summer. Puffins are everywhere around the island and eider ducks, guillemots, razorbills and other marine birds.

The relationship between the farmer and the ducks is very special, since the family has collected the down from their nests for hundreds of years in exchange for a protection from birds of prey.

After the walk on the island, we get back to our boats and paddle back. If conditions are good and we have ample time, we can take a short detour to take a better look at the seals sunbathing on the rocks close to shore.

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Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Aug. - Sep.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Difficulty: Demanding
  • Minimum age: 14 years old
  • Languages: English, Icelandic
  • Highlights: Westfjords, Ísafjarðardjúp, Vigur
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 09:00

Departure location:
Ísafjörður

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