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Guided 2 Hour Winter Express Tour of Heimaey Island with Entry to the Puffin Sanctuary

From Eldfell, you can achieve beautiful views of Heimaey.
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Oct. - Apr.
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2 years old

Make your holiday in Iceland a memorable one with this island tour just off the South Coast. 

Explore the beauty of Heimaey, the largest island of the Westman Islands, in-depth in winter with this express tour of all the major sites. If you’re traveling to this beautiful part of the country, you should not overlook the opportunity to experience this vibrant island.

After being picked up by the harbor of Heimaey, you’ll be whisked to the first site, the cliffs of Sprangan. Here, you’ll be able to see your guide demonstrate how Westman Islanders swing on and climb up ropes as an acrobatic and historical way of gathering birds' eggs.

You will then go to the windiest place in Europe, Stórhöfði, the southernmost point of the island. This spot is alive with puffins in the summer, and even though this tour does not run in puffin season, you will still see non-migratory seabirds swooping around the cliffs.

Next up is the notorious Eldfell, a volcano that erupted in 1973, destroying a third of the island's homes and threatening to engulf the rest. You’ll get to walk in the crater and observe beautiful views of the town below.

Herjólfsdalur is next on the agenda, a valley with the ruins of a farmhouse said to be owned by the very first inhabitant of Heimaey.

You’ll then head back into town to visit two cultural sites. The first stop is the wooden church of Skansinn. This recreated structure was a gift from Norway and is styled after traditional viking architecture. 

At the end of the tour, you will visit the local Puffin sanctuary, where you will get an exclusive meet and greet with a live puffin. 

Don’t miss this thorough exploration of Heimaey by minibus. Reserve your slot to create memories to last a lifetime today.

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Fully guided tour
Admission to the Puffin sanctuary


Bird watching

What to bring

Warm, waterproof clothes
Good shoes

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