Enchanting 5-Hour Bike Tour of the Westman Islands

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Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland
5 hours
All year
Minimum age
12 years old


Experience the beauty of Iceland from a different perspective with a five-hour bike tour of the Westman Islands. This biking tour is perfect for those who want a fun and flexible way to explore the enchanting Westman Islands, located just off the coast of South Iceland. 

The tour begins where you choose it to start. However, like other visitors to the Westman Islands, you'll most likely start at the ferry landing, which is just a few walks away from the bike rental place. 

You don't need to bring anything specific for this tour, as it is self-guided and has a flexible setup. You only need to wear warm and appropriate clothes for the weather, as Iceland can be pretty cold. Also, wear comfortable shoes, as you want to avoid hurting yourself with five hours of biking. 

Before you can start biking in Iceland, ensure you've already booked online. The maximum number of hours you can use the bike is five hours. Moreover, there are a lot of places you can see, so plan your adventure wisely. 

Many tour packages are available for exploring this beautiful archipelago in the southern part of the country. Meanwhile, if you want to explore the island without taking an official Heimaey tour, cycling in Iceland and traveling at your own pace is the best option. 

You'll be going around Heimaey, Westman Islands' main island. Though you can glimpse the remaining 15 islands, they are uninhabited unless you count their rich wildlife. 

Volcanic activity helped form the Westman Islands, home to one of the most famous volcanoes in Iceland, the Eldfell volcano. Edlfell was responsible for the 1973 eruption in Iceland, which created a major national crisis, resulting in the evacuation of thousands of residents. You can still see the volcano's remnants decades after the eruption. 

Another place you should not miss is Elephant Rock, located in the western part of the Westman Islands. The rock, which looks like a petrified elephant, was formed due to the many volcanic eruptions in the area. 

Westman, also known as Vestmannaeyjar, has many adventurous activities you can reach through cycling. For example, you can visit Sprangan and its rope swing, which you can use to swing over its cliffs. 

If you love birds, you're also at the best place to go puffin-watching in Iceland. The puffins of Iceland nest at the Great Cape during summer, from late May to early September.  

After your five-hour self-guided biking tour of the Westman Islands, you must take your bike back. Once you return your bike, you can head on to your next destination or back to your accommodation for some rest after a long day of traveling. 

Book now and enjoy a five-hour bike tour of the Westman Islands. Watch the puffins in their natural habitat and explore the best of Heimaey in this unforgettable experience. Check availability now by choosing a date. 

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Mountain bike: Trek 3700 or Trek Skye S
Five-hour use of bike



What to bring

Warm clothes
Appropriate clothes for the weather
Comfortable shoes for biking

Good to know

- Travelers can book a bike for up to five hours.

- Those who want to book a bike for more than five hours should message the operator.

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