Vestmannaeyjar - Pompei of the North
Highlights / General details
Vestmannaeyjar, or The Westman Islands, are truly a wonder of Nature. The youngest island of the Vestmannaeyjar celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2003 and the oldest one is close to 40,000 years old!
Our transfer bus (non-guided) takes you to the pier at Bakkafjara on the south coast (about a one hour drive) and from there the ferry (non-guided transfer) takes another 30 minutes to reach the islands. Once there we will be greeted by a local guide and join a bus tour around Heimaey island. A visit to Eldheimar museum is included in the tour. Eldheimar is an incredible journey back in time where passengers learn more about the volcanic eruption in Heimaey island.
We will visit the puffin nesting area in Storhofdi and walk up to the crater of a volcano that erupted only a few years ago as well as exploring the flora of the new lava field.
After a lunch break we join a boat cruise where we will see many of the wonders of the Vestmannaeyjar nature. Colorful ocean caves, thousands of seabirds and, occasionally during the summer, groups of whales. On the return from the cruise we will enjoy instrumental music in the natural echo of the ocean cave Klettshellir.
The ferry takes you back to the mainland, where our bus is waiting to take you back to Reykjavík. The return transfer (ferry and bus) is non-guided.
Round trip transfers from hotels located in central Reykjavik; Non-guided bus transfer to and from the ferry in Landeyjahöfn; Non-guided ferry transfer from Landeyjahöfn to Vestmannaeyjar and from Vestmannaeyjar to Landeyjahöfn; Local guidance in Vestmannaeyjar in English; Boat Tour in Vestmannaeyjar; Bus tour in Vestmannaeyjar.
Meals and Beverages; Gratuity.
Hours of operation
Available daily (June - August); Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday (May 15-31 & September 1-15); Hotel pickup at 7:00am, departure time at 7:30am.
Approximately 12 hours.
A minimum of 3 passengers are required to operate the tour
**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**