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