Northern Lights in Pompeii of the North
A remarkable chance to witness the Northern lights in the Westman Islands archipelago.
After a short flight to Westman Islands you will be welcomed and driven to Hotel Vestmannaeyjar to check in and drop off your belongings before an exciting day.
Your first stop in Westman Islands is called Sæheimar Aquarium, the oldest of its kind in Iceland. Fishing is really important in Westman Islands and by far the largest industry so there will be a lot to see. Sæheimar is also the home of the puffin Tóti, he might allow you to hold him and pet.
After a nice lunch at a restaurant of your choice you will be brought to the Eldheimar museum. There you will see traces of the volcanic eruption in 1973, one of the most significant event of the 20th century in Iceland.
After learning about the island and its history you can relax in the hot tubs at the hotel or if you‘re full of energy, hike Helgafell volcano. It‘s all up to you.
After dinner the northern lights tour will start. If you‘re lucky you might be able to see them reflecting in the sea surrounding Westman Islands.
After a good night sleep and breakfast at the hotel you will check in for the short flight back to Reykjavík. But if you‘re not ready to go early morning it is possible to arrange afternoon flight for no additional cost.
The museum was opened in 1964 and is the oldest one of its kind in the country. The aquarium building holds three exhibit areas: the fish tanks, the bird exhibit, and the mineral exhibit. The fish tanks contain twelve large sea tanks with a variety of live fish and other sea creatures. The bird exhibit contains a large number of mounted birds, nearly a full display of all the birds commonly found in Iceland, and the mineral exhibit contains a magnificent array of crystals and other minerals.
Eldheimar, a museum of remembrance
The exhibition focuses on the 1973 volcanic eruption in Vestmannaeyjar, without a doubt one of Iceland´s biggest natural disaster. Visitors get a glimpse into peoples lives on Heimaey before the eruption that would change their lives forever.
- Return flight to the Westman Islands
- Transportation to/from Westman Islands airport
- Admission to Sæheimar Aquarium
- Admission to Eldheimar museum
- Northern lights tour
- Hotel in Westman Islands for one night + breakfast (double room)
Adult € 450
Child (11 yrs and under) € 225
Duration: 2 days, 1 night
Season: October - April
Departure: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday
Book your tour with Eagle Air Iceland