Westman Islands in Just One Day

Day tour visiting the highlights of the stunning Westman Islands.

Spranga skillsExperience the Westman Islands in a friendly and personal way with a local guide, who will take you around the whole island. The tour starts by going to Sprangan, where your guide will show you his amazing spranga skills, which basically means swinging from the cliff on a rope! You might even get a chance to try it too, if you’re feeling so inclined.

You will get to explore the whole island and see, among other things, Icelandic sheep, horses and puffins. Hot spots in Heimaey, such as Herjólfsdalur and Stórhöfði (the windiest place in Europe) will be visited and you will get to hear some amazing stories about the beautiful island, while gaining some insight into the islanders’ culture.

In the middle of the volcano Eldfell, where everything started, you will get to hear the whole story of the 1973 eruption and your guide will tell you his personal story about how the eruption affected his family back then.

At the end of the tour you will visit two amazing museums on the island. At the Sæheimar Aquarium you will get to hold and pet the live puffin, Tóti. The last stop will be at the Eldheimar exhibition, which focuses on the 1973 eruption – an enthralling story and a great way to learn and experience.

Optional boat tour on a RIB

The boat takes you west of Heimaey to witness stunning rock formations, the cannon ball from the Turkish abduction in 1627 and the largest elephant head in the world in Dalfjall.

Four sea caves will be visited on this tour, including Klettshellir, which is mostly known for its perfect acoustics and Kafhellir in the island of Hæna.

RIB tour in Westman Islands

The boat takes you west of Heimaey to witness stunning rock formations, the cannon ball from the Turkish abduction in 1627 and the largest elephant head in the world in Dalfjall.

Four sea caves will be visited on this tour, including Klettshellir, which is mostly known for its perfect acoustics and Kafhellir in the island of Hæna.

Naturally, you will also be taken to see all the small islands, which are inhabited by puffins, auks, fulmars, seagulls, eiders and seals in the summer. With a little bit of luck, we might even see some whales during our trip.

The RIB boat tour is available 15 May - 31 October, takes approximately 1 hour and costs an extra €60.

If you choose not to go on the optional the RIB tour or it is out of season, you will have some free time to explore the island on your own for approx. 3 hours. You will always have free time for approx 1 hour after the lunch break. Your guide will give you tips on some interesting areas to visit and meet up with you afterwards.

What's included

  • Return flight to the Westman Islands
  • Admission to Eldheimar museum
  • Admission to Sæheimar Aquarium
  • Guided tour of the island

What's not included

  • Optional boat tour (€85)
  • Lunch
 

Price: Adult € 295 Child (11 yrs and under) € 147.5
Duration: 10 hours weekdays | 7.5 hours Sundays
Season: May and September Departure: 7:15 weekdays | 11:30 Sundays
Season: June-August Departure: 7:15 weekdays | 10:30 Sundays
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