Visit the Vestmannaeyjar islands, a small volcanic archipelago off the south coast of Iceland, and explore its spectacular nature and haunting history. This 14 hour day trip is operated by air conditioned coach and boat. Formed by volcanic eruptions over the past 12,000 years, the 15 islands that make up the Westman Islands archipelago, or Vestmannaeyjar in Icelandic, are quite young in geological terms. With jagged sea cliffs, volcanic craters and world-class restaurants, the main island of Heimaey is a unique place to visit with a variety of activities to choose from. This tour includes transport to and from Reykjavik, a guided boat tour around the island to see the magnificent rock cliffs and local wildlife, and a guided bus tour to visit the historic sites and natural wonders on land.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Volcano Eyjafjallajokull, Selfoss, South RegionOn a clear day you will be able to see the glacier and volcano of Eyjafjallajökull, which gained notoriety in 2010 when it erupted and a great ash cloud halted air traffic in Europe for days. Stop At: Herjolfur, Vestmannaeyjar, Heimaey Island, Westmann Islands, South RegionTake the ferry to Heimaey in the Westman IslandsDuration: 45 minutesStop At: Viking Tours, Vestmannaeyjar, Heimaey Island, Westmann Islands, South RegionJoin a guided sightseeing boat tour, circumnavigating the island of Heimaey. The tour departs from the historic harbour, and sails past the bird cliffs and interesting rock formations. The boat will go into one of the ocean caves, where you will hear some instrumental music and enjoy the cave's acoustics.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesPass By: Elephant RockSail by the famous rock formation known as Elephant RockStop At: Viking Tours, Vestmannaeyjar, Heimaey Island, Westmann Islands, South RegionJoin a guided sightseeing tour by bus, and visit all the main points of interest on the island. This includes the volcano of Eldfell, the windiest place in Europe in Stórhöfði, the ruins of the first settler's farmstead in Herjólfsdalur, the lava flow from the 1973 eruption, and a puffin colony. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Herjolf's Valley (Herjolfsdalur), Heimaey Island, Westmann Islands, South RegionVisit the ruins of the farmhouse built by the first settler in Westman IslandsDuration: 15 minutesPass By: Eldfell, Heimaey Island, Westmann Islands, South RegionSee the Eldfell volcano - formed in an eruption in 1973Stop At: Herjolfur, Vestmannaeyjar, Heimaey Island, Westmann Islands, South RegionReturn back to the mainland with the ferryDuration: 45 minutes