Westman Islands Flightseeing Tour | South Coast Departure

Westman Islands Flightseeing Tour | South Coast Departure
See the beautiful Heimaey, one of the islands that make up the Westman Islands.
Take to the sky and get a fantastic view of the Westman Islands with this flightseeing tour.
Hop aboard a plane to take your sightseeing on a new level.
In 1973, a volcano erupted on Heimaey, one of the islands that make up the Westman Islands.
Fly above the Westman Islands for a fantastic view of the Icelandic nature on a flightseeing tour.
Head out from Bakki Airport and fly over the Westman Islands on this flightseeing tour.

Get a bird’s eye view of the beautiful Westman Islands with this short flightseeing tour. Take to the sky and see the volcanic Heimaey island along with its many surrounding islands and skerries. This tour promises to give you a unique perspective of one of Iceland’s best-kept secrets, the Westman Islands, making it the perfect choice for adventure-seeking travellers.

You will meet your guide at Bakki airport on Iceland’s mainland. The airstrip is located on the South Coast, just a short drive away from the town of Hvolsvöllur and the waterfall Seljalandsfoss. You will board a small airplane that will take you on a 20-minute flightseeing journey over the islands.

Heimaey is the largest island of the Westman Islands archipelago, and it is the home to more than 4000 inhabitants. It gained international attention in 1973 when the Islanders woke up to an eruption of the island’s volcano, Eldfell. Thankfully, nobody got hurt but the eruption destroyed or damaged about 60% of all the houses in the town. 

During the flight, you will also see Surtsey island, one of the world’s youngest islands. Surtsey was formed in an underwater eruption between the years 1963 and 1967. It is also the southernmost point of Iceland.

The Westman Islands are comprised of 15 islands, and about 30 rock stacks and skerries, and all the islands were created in submarine eruptions, making them a beautiful wonder of nature worth seeing. The islands are also teeming with diverse bird and animal life, and it is here where you can find the world’s largest puffin colony!

The dark lava fields, mighty mountains and the island’s green hills make them one of the most beautiful places in Iceland, and seeing the rough Atlantic Ocean crashes upon the shores of the dozens of skerries and islands is something you surely will never forget.

So don’t wait! Book now and see the beautiful Westman Island from high above. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Airplane
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Vestmannaeyjar, Heimaey, South Coast
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 08:00. 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00,

Bakki Airport

Please be at the tour start location in good time before departure. If you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.


  • Flight over the Westman Islands


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