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

31900 ISK
Difficulty:
challenging
Duration:
9 hours
Price From:
€262
Start Location:
Bræðraborg
Attractions:

Tour Highlights

Eyri
Seyðisfjörður
Folafótur
Island of Vigur
Various bird species
Puffins
Seals

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.


Supplied By: Borea Adventures

What's included?

  • Delicious home-made lunch, kayaking gear and professional guiding

What's Required?

  • Spare clothes
  • Warm clothes to wear while paddling. It is recommended you wear wool or fleece bottoms and top underneath the waterproof kayaking clothing.
  • A cap
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Don't forget your camera!

How do we get there?

Our base camp Bræðraborg café at Aðalstræti 22B, be there half an hour before departure. We depart at 9:00 AM from Bræðraborg. 


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Minimum age: 16 years

Min pax: 4 pers

Trip Difficulty: 4 out of 5 possible

*Please be sure to bring clothing suitable for all conditions, as the weather in Iceland can be unpredictable
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