After a week in Iceland, and after our trip through island, I wanted to see some of north part, I had only two weeks, so decided to start with the town of fjords. Ísafjörður – mean ice fjord. A town in the northwest of Iceland with a population of about 2,600.
Vigur Island, locals named it “the paradise Island” to attract more tourists. So I got a boat and in 15 min of ride enjoyed the view of mysterious fjords.
Vigur is the second largest island of the Isafjordur Bay. It is about 2 km long and 400 m wide. The family inhabiting the island bases its livelihood mainly on tourism, collection of eggs and eiderdown, the puffin hunting. This farm is about 170 years old and has always belonged to the same family.
The island contains a large colony of the arctic tern and a myriad of puffins, which have been exploited there for centuries. The only surviving windmill of the country is maintained there, close to 160 years old.