Vigur’s a lovely island just two kilometres long and 400 metres wide. It’s a green oasis in the blue waters of the fjord Isafjardardjup. In spring, the island’s the nesting place for countless birds, including puffins, Arctic terns and black guillemots. Just one family lives on the island so you can imagine how peaceful it is. After a 30-minute boat ride over to Vigur, you’ll take a leisurely walk around the island. Keep your eyes peeled for birds – it’s a great opportunity to see dozens of different types in their natural environment. On top of that, you’ll see reminders of the old farming methods, including Iceland’s only windmill. It was built in 1840 and used until 1917 for grinding imported wheat from Denmark. It’s been really well preserved along with a 200-year-old rowing boat, which is still used to ferry sheep to the mainland. Take a look at the houses, too, which also date back to the 19th century. Before heading back to Isafjord you can visit one of the smallest post offices in Europe, located on the island. You can even send a postcard or two to the people at home. Refreshments of tea, coffee and Icelandic cake will be served by the farmer’s family.
- SUITABILITY Large amount of physical activity.