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Magnificent 10-Hour Private Tour to the Westman Islands from Reykjavik

Heimaey is a large island off the South Coast.
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Tour starts
Reykjavík, Ísland
Duration
10 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Languages
English
Available
All year
Minimum age
12 years old

Description

Set out on a thrilling, private day tour to the fantastic Westman Islands from Reykjavik by booking this customizable adventure. Those eager to see volcanic landscapes, marvel over a wealth of wildlife, and discover a fascinating history should book this excursion now.

Your private guide will pick you up from a point by your accommodation on the morning of this tour and escort you towards the port of Landeyarhofn in south Iceland. As you enjoy the lovely scenery on this drive (or make the most of the free WiFi), your guide can answer any questions you have about your surroundings and life in Iceland.

Your vehicle will park on the ferry, so you can disembark and enjoy the views from the deck as you cruise away from the mainland. As the Westman Islands approach, you can marvel over their volcanic, jagged peaks and perhaps even see wildlife such as whales, dolphins, and puffins in summer.

Once you arrive at the only inhabited island, Heimaey, your guide will tailor your day to your interests. You can head to the volcano of Eldfell, which towers over the town and offers several hiking routes, or to the Eldheimar museum, where you can learn about its dramatic eruption in the 1970s. You can learn about the islands’ seabirds at the natural history museum, while the folk museum documents Heimaey's tumultuous history of escaped enslaved people and terrible pirate attacks.

From the cliffs between May and September, you can marvel over the world’s largest colony of Atlantic puffins. These gorgeous creatures have little fear of people and will let you approach quite close. You can also see them by adding a RIB boat trip from the beautiful harbor.

When evening arrives after an action-packed day, you’ll return to the ferry, and your guide will drive you back to the capital.

Witness the magnificent Westman Islands on this customizable private tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

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Included

Private driving guide
Private vehicle
Pick up in Reykjavik
Wifi on vehicle

Activities

Hiking
Sightseeing
Boat Trip
Cultural Activity
Bird watching

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Camera

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