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Approximately 3 Hours
Leave Ísafjördur harbor by boat to cruise Djupfjord and reach the island of Vigur. This island offers a wealth of magnificent bird life, including puffins, eider ducks and arctic terns. The only windmill in the country, almost 160 years old, is still maintained on the island. Here, the farmers live off the land and by harvesting the down of eider ducks.
Vigur village is like a time warp. Its ten friendly inhabitants welcome you in their relaxed, easy manner. A leisurely walk around the island allows you to see an abundance of birds in their natural habitat during the high season.
Enjoy refreshments at the old Cow House before returning to the boat.
A farmer's family will serve refreshments in a mid-19th-century house -- the perfect way to complete your visit before returning to Ísafjördur.
It is essential that you wear warm, layered clothing to fully enjoy and participate in this excursion; outer layer should be waterproof and windproof. Bring gloves, a warm hat and a scarf. Wear sturdy non-skid walking shoes. About an hour of walking is required for this tour on gravel paths and uneven surfaces. There is also a 200-yard walk from the ship to where the tour boat is docked. The boat is not wheelchair accessible. Not advisable for guests using a wheelchair or for those with mobility limitations. Participants must be able to step onto the boat and up to the island from the dock. Most bird species start migrating away from Vigur around August 10. Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed. The boat ride is unguided. There is no restroom on the boat. Due to Ísafjörður's remoteness and the scarcity of professional guides, all guiding is handled by locals; some are not professional, but all have great experience in guiding and extensive knowledge of the area.