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Island for Sale

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The whole of the island of Vigur in Ísafjarðardjúp has been listed for sale, mbl.is reports. The island is described as a unique natural pearl and is known as Perlan í Djúpinu (The Pearl in the Deep). Guided tours head daily to Vigur in the summertime, and the island receives over 10,000 visitors per year.

If Vigur is sold, all of its housing and belongings will accompany the purchase. The island has cumulative housing space of over 700 square metres (7,500 square feet), including a barn, cowshed, smokehouse, garage, and a two-storey, 10 bedroom house.

The island has rich and varied bird life, as around 30 thousand pairs of puffins lay their eggs on the island as well as being home to black guillemots and the arctic tern. Vigur is around 45 hectares in size (0.45 square kilometres, 0.17 square miles), with 10.9 hectares (0.109 square kilometres, 0.04 square miles) of those devoted to farmland.

The owners are currently open for offers, and interest level is expected to be high, as such unique land rarely goes on sale. Davíð Ólafsson, the estate agent of Vigur, has been on the phone non-stop today: “I have never experienced anything like this in terms of interest levels for a property,” he stated.

Vigur is listed for purchase on the property section of mbl.is. Further information can be found in Icelandic here.

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