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Icelandic

Part IV

Story by NASTYA KFKS November 5th, 2015

Previous posts: Part I, Part II, Part III

Ísafjörður and beautiful Vigur. More about blue route on the map.

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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.

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There is a flight from Reykjavik to Isafjörður, it’s about 45 min. I didn’t know much about this place, so got a tour to small island in 15 min by boat. I had time before the tour begins, and checked streets of the town. No people at all only a few tourists by bicycles and a cat.


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Hello fjords

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.

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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.

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The only surviving windmill
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