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About Tour

On this exciting day tour, you’ll get to explore the Westman Islands, watch some puffins and climb a volcano! Sounds amazing, right?

Highlights

  • Vestmannaeyjar Islands
  • Eldfell Volcano
  • Eldheimar Museum
  • Puffins
  • Elephant Rock
  • Viking Church

This inspirational day tour will take you to the Vestmannaeyjar Islands, where many amazing sights await you. First, you’ll get a chance to catch a glimpse of Elephant Rock. Then, we’ll stop by the Stórhöfði cape to do some puffin watching.

At Eldheimar Museum, you can learn about the famous 1973 eruption and its significant effect. Skansinn harbor will serve the best views over the Viking Church, lighthouses and cliffs.

Finally, we’ll hike to Mt. Eldfell Volcano to admire the view of the surrounding lava fields, the town, and the island. After a hike, you’ll have an opportunity to explore a town on your own before heading back to Reykjavik.

Availability May -August
Duration 14 hours
Departs From Reykjavik
Level Easy Suitable for most people in fair condition.
Minimum age 5 years
Ratio 1:19 Guide to client ratio
Pick Up Yes
Meet on Location No

From

225
Per
Adult(16+)
  • Expert Guides
  • Small Group Experience
  • Free Wifi
  • No Booking Fees
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What's Included

Included

  • Guided Experience
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Sightseeing
  • Walking Tour
  • Eldheimar Museum Admission
  • Tickets for the ferry to Vestmannaeyjar

What to bring

  • Warm Outdoor Clothing
  • Water & Windproof Jacket and Pants
  • Hiking Shoes
  • Thermal Underwear
  • Warm Headwear
  • Gloves
  • Camera

Not Included

  • Lunch

Itinerary

Information

Small Lighthouse in Vestmannaeyjar Island

The tour starts with a pick-up from your preferred place in Reykjavik. After everyone's on board, we'll continue our way to Landeyjahöfn Ferry terminal. Here we'll hop on a ferry with Herjólfur and take a 30-minute ride to Vestmannaeyjar island. Once we are here,  we'll start our tour with sightseeing by making a stop to admire the views of Elephant Rock (Halldórsskora). We'll continue our drive to Stórhöfði cape for some puffin watching.

Next on our agenda is the Eldheimar Museum, often nicknamed 'Pompeii of the North.' Here, you'll be able to learn about the 1973's volcanic eruption and the effects it had. After that, we'll head downtown to have lunch (lunch is not included in the tour price).

After we've got our strengths back, we'll make our way to the Skansinn, next to the harbor area, named after the fortress that used to stand here. There you will see Stafkirkjan, a Norse "Viking" Wood Church, a lighthouse, and an incredible view over the cliffs.

Afterward, we will hike up Mt. Eldfell Volcano, which last erupted in 1973. From the top, you will be able to see a great view of the surrounding lava fields, the town, and the island. After the hike, you'll get a chance to stroll around the town on your own or explore the lava field on your way to the harbor. We'll meet at the harbor late afternoon to take a ferry back to the mainland. We'll drop you off back in Reykjavik in the evening.

You’ll get picked up from Reykjavik between 7:30 - 8:00 a.m., based on your chosen pick-up location. Nevertheless, we ask everyone to be ready on time. We’ll drop you off back in Reykjavik around 9:30 p.m. at the same place we picked you up.

Available pick-up points: Arctic Adventures’s pick-up list.

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FAQ

This is a great question. We ask all participants to be ready from the start of the pickup time indicated. This is because you may well be the first pick up of the day. Please be at your assigned location at the start time that you chose when booking the tour.

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Have your email and phone number listed with us so we can contact you if we run into any trouble finding you.

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Before and during activities on the multi-day tours consumption of alcohol is prohibited. If we suspect that a participant is intoxicated, we will prohibit them from joining the activity.

After the activities of the day are finished, you are welcome to have a drink and relax.

Your safety is our number one priority! Keeping this in mind, Arctic Adventures reserves the right to adjust the itinerary and/or take different routes depending on conditions. Please read more information in our cancellation policy.

Yes, there is a specially trained and certified guide on each of our tours. The only exception to this is for our self-drive tours.

All of our tours are guided in English.

No, for all your questions and concerns you would need to contact our customer service.

Our tours are split into four different categories that help participants to understand what to expect from the tour. The categories are Easy, Moderate, Challenging and Demanding. Each tour is rated making it easier to find tours that suit you.

For further information about the difficulty ratings and descriptions.

We’ve partnered with the Kolviður Fund in a new carbon offsetting program, which passengers can select to participate in at the time of booking.

The Kolviður Fund is the oldest, most respected carbon offsetting program in Iceland. With your support, one tree will be planted in special Kolviður forests in Iceland to carbon offset your tour with us.

Kolviður forests are strategically planted to absorb the maximum amount of CO2 and the forests are protected for a minimum of 60 years. During their lifetime the trees absorb carbon and store it in their root system, trunk, and branches. Trees also prevent soil erosion and maintain storage of carbon in the soil.

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