Vestmannaeyjar - Pompeii of the North (AH36)

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Vestmannaeyjar - Pompeii of the North

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 2 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.

We will visit the puffin nesting area in Storhofdi and walk up to the crater of a volcano that erupted only a few decades 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. Colourful 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.


  •  Complimentary pick up and drop off for hotels and guest houses in 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 as shown under Guidance below
  •  Entrance fee to Eldheimar museum
  •  Boat Tour in Vestmannaeyjar
  •  Bus tour in Vestmannaeyjar


  •  Food and drink

Please note

  •  Minimum requirements: A minimum of 3 passengers are required to operate the tour.
  •  Online Booking: Up to 24 hours prior to tour departure.

Itinerary details

  • Vestmannaeyjar islands
  • cave Klettshellir 

1 jun - 31 agust 2017 everyday
15-331 may og 1-15 sept 2017 annar hver dagur


Itinerary Details:
Tour Departures:
Departure at 07:30 (pick-up at 07:00)
Daily in June, July and August.
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 15 May until 31 May and from 1 September until 15 September.
14 hours

TIPHave a look here to read more about the Westman Islands. Click here to find more interesting places in Iceland.

Guidance only in Westman islands:

All departures, all year round


Bagrowski 5 stars

8/15/2016 12:52:06 PM

It was really great!!!

Sellars 5 stars

8/15/2016 12:52:31 PM

Everything happened just as it should have. The nice clean bus arrived early, the driver was friendly and very helpful with luggage. The drive to the airport was professional and felt very safe. then we arrived early. Perfect!

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