Historical Tour of the Westman Islands

This tour takes you from Reykjavík to the volcano island of Heimaey in the Westman Islands archipelago. Contact us for further information

Historical Tour of the Westman Islands

This tour takes you from Reykjavík to the volcano island of Heimaey in the Westman Islands archipelago.

Contact us for further information

Travel season: All year

Departures September - May:

Mondays – Fridays at 7:15
Saturdays and Sundays at 12:30 am

Departures June - August:

Mondays - Fridays at 7:15
Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30 

Duration:

Mondays – Fridays 10 hours
Saturdays and Sundays 7,5 hours

Minimum number of participants: 2

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Departure from Reykjavík for a 20 minute flight to the Westman Islands. After exploring the island for almost a day you will enjoy another short flight back to Reykjavík in the afternoon.

On Heimaey you’ll be taken on a guided bus tour of the island, where you witness a volcanic crater, still-warm lava and half-buried houses from the island’s infamous 1973 volcanic eruption. You will spot some of the most interesting features of the island, where nature has sculpted a fascinating landscape teeming with diverse bird and animal life, including the world´s largest puffin colony.

After enjoying the coach tour which takes approximately 2.5-3 hours, you can hop on an optional boat tour during the summer season. If you decide not to take the boat tour you will have some free time to explore the town and island on your own. Our guide will give you tips on what to see and visit as well as meet up with you again when it's time to head back.

Optional boat tour around the island (available during the sommer season).

The boat circles the island of Heimaey (approx. 1,5 hours), halting at places of interest, where passengers can see various caves, witness the bird life, and likely observe whales. The trip ends by sailing into Klettshellir (Cliff Cave). A musical instrument is played to showcase the cave’s stunning acoustics, creating a sensational experience. From there we re-enter the harbour.

Price per person EUR 285           
Children 2-12 years EUR 142.50
 

Included

-  Return flight to the Island of Heimaey.
-  Guided bus tour (2,5–3 hours).
-  English-speaking guidance.

 Not included

Lunch/refreshments and optional Boat tour around Heimaey Island (approx. 1.5 hours) EUR 40.

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