Description & Price

Description & Price

21.06.2011 | Hildur Fjóla Svansdóttir

Historical Tour of the Westman Islands

This tour takes you from Reykjavík to the island of Heimaey in the Westman Islands archipelago.
Departing from Reykjavík, it takes a 20-minute flight to Westmann Islands. After landing in Heimaey you’ll be taken on a guided coach tour of the island, where you will witness a volcanic crater, still-warm lava and half-buried houses from the island's infamous 1973 volcanic eruption. You will spot some of the most interesting features of the island, where nature has sculpted a fascinating landscape teeming with diverse bird and animal life, including the world´s largest puffin colony.
Optional boat tour around the island
The boat circles the island of Heimaey, stopping at places of interest where passengers can see various caves, witness the bird life, and observe whales. The trip ends by sailing into Klettshellur ("Cliff Cave"). A musical instrument is played to showcase the cave's stunning acoustics, creating a sensational experience. From there we re-enter the harbour. The boat trip takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. The boat tour is available in summer only.
 - Return flights to destination.
 - English-speaking guide and guided coach tour.
All year.
7:15 weekdays / 10:30 Sat & Sun
10 hours weekdays / 7.5 hours Sat & Sun
From Reykjavík airport (by Hotel Natura) to Westman Islands.
Rate/Price (2013): 
250 €  per/person
125 € Children 2-11 years 
Optional: Boat tour around the island 30 € per/person

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