Vigur Paradise Island from Isafjordur


Vigur Paradise Island from Isafjordur

Bird watching tour from Isafjordur in Iceland's Westfjords

Experience beautiful seascapes, an enchanting island, abundance of birdlife and warm island hospitality

Highlights: Puffins, Arctic terns, black guillemot • The only windmill in Iceland • Smallest post office in Europe • Mountains and fjords

Activities: Bird Watching, Sightseeing Tours in Iceland
  • Available: Jun-Aug
  • Duration: 2-4 hrs
  • Region: Westfjords
  • Level of difficulty: Low
Price per person:
11000 ISK

Tour description

We arrive at the picturesque island of Vigur after half an hour's boat trip from Isafjordur, and are greeted by thousands of birds. The island has a well-deserved reputation for bird watching in Iceland and should be a must on any birder's itinerary. Vigur is home to puffins, black guillemot, Arctic terns, eider ducks and other birdlife species.

The beautiful landscape conveys a sense of timelessness. Although Vigur is the second largest island in Isafjordur Bay, it only has five inhabitants – a farmer and his family. They will welcome you in their relaxed easy manner and make you feel at home in Vigur. You can take a leisurely walk around the island and see Iceland's only windmill. Prior to heading back, you can visit the smallest post office in Europe and send home a postcard.

What’s included

  • Boat tour
  • Guide 
  • Light refreshments on the island

Info

  • Season: 10 June - 30 August
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Departures: 10 June-18 August & 27-30 August, daily at 14:00
  • Departures: 19 August - 26 August, on Mondays, Thursdays & Saturdays only
  • Departure from Isafjordur harbour. Please be at the harbour at least 30 minutes before.
  • Minimum participants: 2 

Please note

This boat tour departs from Isafjordur harbour in the Westfjords
If you are traveling on a cruise line, the operator is fully booked on dates when a vessel is in the harbour.  Please turn to your cruise line for tour information. 

Details

Refreshments are served by the farmer's family, in a mid-19th century house. 

Notes

● Isafjordur can be reached by car: Reykjavik to Isafjordur distance is 455 km; paved road
● There are two daily flights from Reykjavik (Domestic Airport) to Isafjordur all year round - the flight takes 40-50 minutes.
● Passengers should be ready with the vouchers at the Isafjordur harbour at least 30 minutes before departure.

● You might like to read our article on Westfjords here.

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