This exciting trip takes you from Seyðisfjorður fjord out to and around Vigur island, where the bird life is just about as rich as it gets in Iceland. Seeing the teeming wildlife of Ísafjarðardjúp bay and sometimes even a whale or two is an experience like no other.
The journey begins at our base in Mávagarður C (grey building), where you meet your guide and gear up.
We then drive for around 45 minutes from Ísafjörður to Seyðisfjörður fjord, where we have a short safety briefing and paddle lesson.
We begin by paddling to the headland of Folafótur, where there are unusual rock formations caused by erosion and ruins of old settlements, where over 100 people lived.
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 land 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. There are puffins everywhere on the island as well as Eider Ducks, Guillemots, Razorbills, and other marine birds.
The relationship between the farmers on the island and the ducks is very special. The families have collected the down from their nests for hundreds of years, and in exchange, they protect the ducks from birds of prey.
After the walk on the island, we get back to our boats and paddle back to the car and drive back to Ísafjörður.
Our base at Mávagarður C (grey building) close to the Eastern Harbour
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