The New Post Office provides beautiful studio and one-bedroom apartments on Heimaey in the Westman Islands of South Iceland. Solo travelers and couples seeking self-catering accommodation while touring this breathtaking archipelago will find their stay here outstanding.
Location & Nearby
The New Post Office is located in the center of the only town of the Westman Islands, Heimaey. This settlement has a population of 4,500 and a wealth of amenities. Grocery stores, bars, restaurants, cafes, and boutiques are all within easy walking distance, as are many of the island’s incredible attractions.
Just 383 yards (350 meters) north is the Sea Life Beluga Whale Sanctuary, a refuge of rescued belugas and puffins. The whole bay allows these once neglected and mistreated whales to thrive, and in the center, you can learn about this beautiful species and meet the birds.
The Eldheimar Museum is just over half a mile (one kilometer) away and documents the eruption of the Eldfell volcano. This event, which occurred in 1973, started in the middle of town, soon opening into a ravine that engulfed the nearby buildings and infrastructure. The rescue effort ensured all but one unfortunate local survived, and the ingenuity of the rescuers managed to divert the lava flow away from the harbor and many buildings.
Eldfell is now an attraction in its own right, located right behind the museum. You can hike the now dormant volcano to attain spectacular views of Heimaey and its surrounding islands.
If traveling to Iceland between May and September, you’ll be delighted to discover that the archipelago is the world’s largest nesting ground for puffins. You can marvel over these gorgeous birds by land from the cliffs or by boat from the local harbor. Many of these boat trips include visits to geological marvels such as the Elephant Rock and whale watching components.
If you elect to whale watch, you will likely see dolphins and porpoises and may even spot orcas and great whales.
It is possible to get to the Westman Islands by taking a domestic flight from Reykjavik or a ferry, which you can take cars onto, from Landeyarhofn. Landeyarhofn is 85 miles (137 kilometers) from the capital.
Facilities and Amenities
The New Post Office offers beautifully decorated studio apartments and one-bedroom apartments, which range in size from 301 square feet (28 square meters) and 409 square feet (38 square meters). Each unit has a kitchenette with a small dining area and a private bathroom with a shower. The one-bedroom flats have a television in the living room, while the studios have one in the main space. Both have complimentary Wifi.
All the apartments also have a terrace, and parking is complimentary.
Why Choose the New Post Office?
Solo travelers and couples seeking a home-away-from-home during their time on the spectacular Westman Islands should not overlook the New Post Office. Check availability by choosing a date.