Puffin and Volcano Tour

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The Puffin and Volcano Tour is our most popular tour. We will drive you around the island and tell you about our history and locals. Visit unique natural places and visit some puffins. In this tour we will go to Stórhöfði (the windiest place in Europe) to see our amazing puffin colony. We will go to Herjólfdalur and see the famous elephant rock, drive in the middle of the volcano where the eruption started. At the end of the trip, you’ll meet Tóta, the most famous Puffin in the world.

We are committed to provide excellent, local and personal service and we use only minibus in our tours.

Top Spots

• Sprangan – where you can see your guide do the islander local acrobatic

• Stórhöfði – the windiest place in Europe with loads of puffins and other seabirds

• Eldfell – you will be in the middle of a volcano

• Elephant rock – you will see the famous elephant rock

• Herjólfsdalur -you will see the ruins of the farmhouse of the first settler of Westman islands

Min. 4 pass. | Tour length: 1,5- 2 hrs.

Season: 20.April – 20.September

Note: Please consider that all trips are depending on weather conditions and wildlife sighting cannot be guaranteed.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: May. - Sep.
  • Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes
  • Activities: Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English, Icelandic, Norwegian
  • Highlights: Vestmannaeyjar
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 11:00, 14:00

Departure location:
Básaskersbryggju ( At the harbour)
  • guidance

  • Admission in Aquarium

Good to know:

NOTE: Please consider that all trips are depending on weather conditions and wildlife sighting cannot be guaranteed.


This was billed as a volcano and puffin tour, we did see puffin and volcanoes. The puffins were flying around I think we scared them off as they did not land near us. Some people got some good pictures. There was a hide to watch the birds and take pictures but we were not there long enough. The tour operator is EyjaTours www.eyjatours.is. Look for Ribsafari in the harbor. Our guide Iris was very good and of course spoke perfect English. He and his wife are the owners of the business. He was very knowledgeable about the area and answered all our questions. He took us to the edge of one of the volcanoes that had erupted in the area. He showed us the lava flow and explained the devastation and showed where the flow stopped right outside number 13 on the street. There is a new museum dedicated to that volcano. To my astonishment we were allowed to take home a piece of lava from the field. This trip also includes the Aquarium do not miss it, small, but full of fun. There is a sanctuary for seabirds and on our visit they brought out some puffins. Just delightful.

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