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Historical Tour of the Westman Islands

May - September

Historical Tour of the Westman Islands

€ 385

This tour takes you from Reykjavík to the volcano island of Heimaey in the Westman Islands archipelago.

In Heimaey you’ll be taken on approximately two hour guided coach tour of the island, where you will get in touch with a volcanic crater, still-warm lava and half-buried houses from the island’s infamous 1973 volcanic eruption. You will spot some of the most interesting features of the island, where nature has sculpted a fascinating landscape teeming with diverse bird life and animal life, including the world's largest puffin colony.

Optional boat tour around the island

The boat circles the island of Heimaey, stopping briefly at places of interest where passengers can see various caves, witness the bird life, and are likely to see some whales. The trip ends by sailing into Klettshellir (Cliff Cave). A musical instrument is played to showcase the cave’s stunning acoustics, creating a sensational experience. From there we re-enter the harbour.

The boat tour takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes and costs an extra €65. If you choose not to go on the boat tour, you will have some free time to expore the island. Your guide will tell you about interesting areas to visit and meet up with you afterwards.

What's included
  • Return flight to the Westman Islands
  • Guided coach tour
What's not included
  • Optional boat tour
  • Lunch
Tour details
Price per person
€ 385
Duration
10 hours weekdays / 7.5 hours Sundays
Season
15 May - 15 September
Departure
7:15 weekdays / 11:30 Sundays
Children's discount
11 yrs and under: 50% / Infants: 90%

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