Customizable 2-Hour Private Tour of the Westman Islands with a Local Expert

The elephant rock, is a famous attraction in the Westman Islands.
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Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland
2 hours
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Explore the Westman Islands of Iceland with this customizable two-hour private tour with a local expert. Those who want a personal experience of Iceland, learn from an Icelandic local, and see its nature, culture, and history from a different perspective will enjoy this private tour. 

You may choose the starting point of the adventure since you can personalize this tour, with most beginning at the ferry terminal of the archipelago. Once you reach the ferry landing, you can meet with your private guide, a local expert. 

You’ll be touring the island in a Mercedes car, accommodating up to five passengers. On your part, bring a camera or a fully-charged cellphone to ensure you capture all the beautiful places in the area. Also, dress appropriately for the weather, as portions of your tour will be outdoors. 

The Westman Islands lie just off the coast of South Iceland. The area is most famous for having the largest nesting grounds for puffins and the massive 1973 eruption in Iceland. There are also a lot of fascinating places to see here, which include the Sprangan, Elephant Rock, the Great Cape, and many more.

Since this is a private tour, you can choose what to see and do during your two-hour stay at Heimaey, the largest of the Westman Islands. Aside from sightseeing, you can do more activities on the island, such as hiking, boating, and many more. 

If you’re more of a thrill seeker, you can enjoy a rope-swinging activity in Iceland when you visit Sprangan rocks. In the past, people did this to collect seabird eggs, which were also a food source. 

Puffin-watching in Iceland is a popular activity in many parts of the country. However, if you want to see the largest colony of puffins in Iceland, the best place to visit is Westman Islands’ Great Cape. Just make sure to visit during summer, the breeding season for puffins. 

During your tour, you can also see the Elephant Rock of Heimaey, the islands’ most famous landmark due to its shape. The elephant-like rock formation is likely a result of erosion due to the sea surrounding it. 

If you want to learn more about the history of Iceland, you can visit the Eldheimar museum. At the museum, you’ll learn more about the Eldfell volcano and its 1973 eruption, which has buried hundreds of houses. Thankfully, an overnight evacuation effort saved all its residents from this eruption of one of the most famous volcanoes in Iceland. 

Although these are the standard tourist spots in the Westman Islands, you can also let your guide decide on the places to visit and take you to their favorite sites on the island. After the tour ends, you can stay at Westman or take the ferry back to the mainland. 

Learn about the culture of Iceland, enjoy the sceneries, and experience thrilling activities on this two-hour Westman Islands tour. Check availability now by choosing a date. 

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English-speaking guide
A luxury car for the tour
Small group tour (maximum of 5 people)


Boat Trip
Cultural Activity
Bird watching

What to bring

Appropriate clothes for the weather

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