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Westman Islands Tours

Westman Islands Tours

Westman Islands tours introduce you to an archipelago of 15 islands and 30 rock stacks off Iceland’s South Coast. Explore the area by boat, visit the puffin colonies that nest there throughout summer or immerse yourself in the region's colourful history and culture.

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Frequently asked questions

What are the main attractions in the Westman Islands?

The main attractions include the old harbour, Eldfell volcano, Elephant Rock, Eldheimar museum, Eldfellshraun lava field and many more.

Can I see whales around the Westman Islands?

Yes, you can. There are whale and bird watching boat tours which run throughout the summer months.

When is the best time to see the puffins in the Westman Islands?

The puffins arrive in May and stay until September each year. To make absolutely sure you see them, you should schedule your travel to the Westman Islands between early June and late August. While there are plenty of places to find puffins in Iceland, the Westman Islands is one of the most reliable.

How much time should I spend in the Westman Islands?

A day trip will allow you to visit all the major attractions, however, you could explore the island at a slower pace and spend two days there if you wish.

Which of the Westman Islands should I visit?

Heimaey is the only island of the archipelago that is inhabited, and all the major attractions are found there. You can, however, join a boat tour that takes you around the smaller islands and into some of their many sea-caves.