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.
When farming was the most important means of income, the
sheep were ferried to
the mainland to the summer
pastures not to disturb the precious eider
ducks during the nesting period. The island contains a large colony
of the arctic tern and a myriad of puffins, which have been
there for centuries. The only surviving windmill of the country is
maintained there, close to 160 years old.