Westman Islands Sightseeing Bus tour

Cultural & Theme Tours in Heimaey

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Explore the volcanic island of Heimaey in the Westman Islands archipelago. On this guided 2 hour bus tour you will be able to discover the history of the island and the volcanic eruptions that have shaped it's nature and culture through the years.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Eldfell, Heimaey Island, Westmann Islands, South RegionLearn about how the Westman Islands were formed by frequent volcanic eruptions, with the most recent one having been in 1973 where hundreds of houses were destroyed by lava and the rest was covered by ash. The island grew to be considerably larger with all the new lava from the eruption and a new mountain, Eldfell was formed.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Storhofdi (Great Cape), Vestmannaeyjar, Heimaey Island, Westmann Islands, South RegionVisit the windiest place in Europe in Stórhöfði and you can enjoy the jaw-dropping view of volcanoes and lava fields surrounded by ocean.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Herjolf's Valley (Herjolfsdalur), Heimaey Island, Westmann Islands, South RegionExplore the ruins of the island's first settlement and see a reconstructed longhouse in the style of the settlers. Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Gamli velasalurinn VestmannaeyjumGo to the world's largest puffin colony but hundreds of thousands of these interesting seabirds nest on the island every summer. Duration: 15 minutes

What’s included

  • Local professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle

What’s not included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
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