Vigur islet and its cute puffins…:-)
after Látrabjarg, the largest seacliff & fearless puffin spot – 14km-long and up to 441m-high, the westernmost point of Iceland and of Europe, if Greenland and the Azores are not counted, here’s tiny Vigur… safe from foxes, “lundi”(puffins in Icelandic!) are everywhere and they provide stunning photographic opportunities, from close range – kinda “bird photography for dummies”… 🙂 these sweet birdies are particularly tame, frequenting the grassy and higher side of the cliffs… Látrabjarg and Vigur are deservedly 2 of the most visited tourist attractions in Iceland’s Westfjords.
Vigur is the 2nd largest islet(about 2km-long and 400m-wide!) of the Isafjordur Bay – nicknamed “Paradise Island” by its charming owners… 🙂 After 1/2h boat ride from Ísafjörður, you reach this private island that belongs to one family living there all year long, spending much of the winter preparing the eider down, gathered over the summer and sent to their German and Japanese customers. They mainly live on tourism, collection of eggs and puffin hunting: smoked puffin breast tastes like chicken liver, it’s often served with mashed potatoes & gravy – one of Iceland’s national meals… The only wind mill in Iceland and the smallest post office in Europe are on Vigur.
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