One Hour Small Island Tour in Vestmannaeyjar
This popular tour takes about 1 hour and includes 5 caves that we go inside, the cannon ball from the Turkish abduction in 1627 and the largest elephant head in the world!
One of the caves we visit is Klettshellir, which is known for its perfect acoustics. We also sail by all the small islands which are inhabited by puffins, seagulls, auks, eiders and seals during the summer time. And if we are lucky we might even see whales during our tour!
We are located on the Westman Island harbour, right next to where Herjólfur the passenger ship docks.
Immerse yourself in the coastal nature on this exciting tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
- Available: May. - Sep.
- Duration: 1 hour
- Activities: Caving, Whale Watching, Sightseeing, Boat Trip, Bird watching
- Difficulty: Easy
- Languages: English, Icelandic
Heimaey is the largest of the Westman Islands, south of the mainland, and the only inhabited one, with a population of around 4000 people.
The volcano Eldfell is situated on Heimaey. This volcano brought the islands to international attention when it erupted in 1973. The highest mountain of the Westman Islands is also located on Heimaey, the 283 high he tuff mountain Heimaklettur.
In 1984 fisherman Gudlaugur Fritthorsson saved his life as his boat went down by swimming a distance of about six kilometers to Heimaey, with the sea temperature about 6 degrees Celsius. Director Baltasar Kormakur based his film Djupid on this remarkable feat.
In the first weekend of August, the Verslunarmannahelgi people flock to Heimaey from all around to attend the weekend long outdoor festival Thjodhatid i Eyjum. Read more about this festival in our Top Ten Festivals in Iceland article.
Departure time : 11:00 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 18:00,
Westman Island harbor, Básaskersbryggja 8
What to bring:
Good to bring hat and gloves
Good to know:
Not recommended for people with back problems or are pregnant. We go through all the safety guides prior to going on board and everyone gets a float suit and life jacket.