Spectacular 4-Hour Clifftop Hiking & Boat Tour on the Westman Islands

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Seabirds and Cliff Adventures, Vestmannaeyjabær, Iceland
4 hours
All year
Minimum age
6 years old


Get the best of both worlds with this fantastic hiking and RIB boat tour on the Westman Islands, off the coast of South Iceland. The excursion is perfect for travelers who want to explore these beautiful islands on foot and by sea, seeing sea cliffs and mountains, beaches and caves up close.

You’ll start the tour at the meeting point in the Herjolfsdalur valley on Vestmannaeyjar, otherwise known as the Westman Islands. Your expert guide will begin the hike here, teaching you about the local history and the geographical makeup of the islands as you walk.

The first section of the hike will take you to Saltaberg rock, a beautiful cliff. Here, you’ll have the chance to try “spranga” — swinging on a rope attached to a rock or cliff. It’s a favorite pastime among locals of Heimaey (the biggest island of Vestmannaeyjar). 

If you’re brave enough, this experience provides gorgeous views over the island. 

Next, your guide will lead your hiking group to the top of Dalfjall mountain. Here you can enjoy spectacular views of the rest of the island to the south, plus two other Westman Island peaks: Blatindur and Eggjar. 

You can even see the mainland here, so this is a brilliant place to take some photographs.

If you want to keep hiking, your guide can take you up Mount Blatindur from here. This is the second-highest point on the island, and you’ll be able to enjoy an incredible view. 

At the end of the hike, you’ll probably have worked up an appetite. The good news is that your guide will now lead the group to a local restaurant, where you can enjoy a delicious light meal. 

Once you’ve eaten, your guide will take you to board a rigid inflatable boat (RIB) for an exhilarating one-hour boat ride around the waters of the Westman Islands. Your captain will take your group onto the water to see sea caves, cliffs, and remote stone beaches. Your guides will look for interesting birdlife for you to enjoy and photograph. 

If sea conditions are favorable, you’ll also get to sail up to Elephant Rock, a sea cliff shaped like an elephant’s head — another excellent photo opportunity.

This four-hour tour allows you to see the Westman Islands from the tops of mountains and the sea surrounding the islands. It’s a fantastic way to explore the islands.

Don’t miss your chance to explore the Westman Islands with this amazing hiking and boat tour off the coast of South Iceland. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Hiking gear and helmets
Lifejackets and overalls for the boat trip
Lunch at a restaurant
Expert, English-speaking guide


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What to bring

Sturdy hiking shoes
Warm, waterproof clothing
Water bottle
Fully charged camera


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