Vestmannaeyjar - Pompeii of the North

The tour consisted of two features - a boat ride around the island and a bus tour. My husband had never been on a boat before and became quite sea sick so we had to skip the bus tour. Best advice, if sea sick is an issue - stay on land and enjoy the harbor (lots to see and do - and then join the bus tour. ...Deedria B., Usa – See more reviews
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Heimaey Island
Heimaey Island
Heimaey - "Westman Islands (Vestmannaeyjar)
Heimaey - "Westman Islands (Vestmannaeyjar)
We will visit the puffins in Storhofdi
We will visit the puffins in Storhofdi
Panoramic View of The Island Heimaey
Panoramic View of The Island Heimaey
Multi-colored lava landscape at Heimaey Island
Multi-colored lava landscape at Heimaey Island
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What To Expect

Take a ferry to the Westman Islands, located off the southern coast of Iceland. Explore Heimaey Island and see the puffins in Storhofdi. Take a boat cruise and admire the ocean caves and seabirds.

Specifications

Type:
Tours in Iceland
Departs From:
Reykjavik
Meeting Point:
Hotel / cruise port pick-up
Duration:
10 hours
Availability:
Product Code:
6865
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Description

Vestmannaeyjar, or The Westman Islands, are truly a wonder of Nature. The youngest island of the Vestmannaeyjar celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2003 and the oldest one is close to 40,000 years old!

We will drive towards the south to the new pier at Bakkafjara and take a 20 minute tour with the ferry to the islands. Once there we will be greeted by a local guide and join a bus tour around Heimaey island. We will then visit the puffins in Storhofdi and walk up to the crater of a volcano that erupted only a few years ago as well as exploring the flora of the new lava field.

After a lunch break, we will join a boat cruise where we will see many of the wonders of the Vestmannaeyjar nature. Colorful ocean caves, millions of seabirds and occasionally during the summer, groups of whales. On the return from the cruise we will enjoy instrumental music in the natural echo of the ocean cave Klettshellir.

Includes

  • Hotel / cruise port pick-up and drop-off

  • Admission to Eldheimar Museum

  • Transportation

  • Services of a local English-speaking guide

  • Ferry ride

  • Boat tour

Excludes

  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • In wintertime, the boat tour is not available. It will be replaced by a one hour volcano show.

  • Children below 6 years old are free of charge.

  • Please be ready at least 45 minutes prior to scheduled departure time. 

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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