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AH36  Vestmannaeyjar - Pompeii of the North 15 May 2016 -
15 Sep 2016

Highlights:
  • Vestmannaeyjar islands
  • cave Klettshellir 


Tour Description:

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.
 

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.
 
Duration:
14 hours

Minimum requirements:
A minimum of 3 passengers are required to operate the tour.
 
Included:
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
 
Excluded:
Meals, refreshments
 
Online Booking:
Up to 24 hours prior to tour departure.

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:

English
All departures, all year round
 
 
 
 
 

Tour details

Days of week:
1 Jun 2016 -
31 Aug 2016
 
15 May 2016 -
31 May 2016
 
1 Sep 2016 -
15 Sep 2016
 
 
Departure times
07:30
 
Free hotel pick-up service
Pick-up: 06:45
 
Duration
14 hours
 
Travelling with children
Child (0 - 6): FREE
Youth (7 - 15): 50% off
 

Price: 28.200 ISK
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Inga wrote:
Frábær ferð, takk fyrir mig, einstaklega gaman að koma til Eyja. Hafdís leiðsögumaður er frábær í sínu starfi og á mikið hrós skilið.
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Hurks wrote:
Great tour. Wonderful boatrip in the morning, flowed by an even greater bus trip around the island in the afternoon. Especially the guide/driver on the bus was great as he lives in the island and knows a lot of great facts about it.
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Inga wrote:
Frábær ferð, takk fyrir mig, einstaklega gaman að koma til Eyja. Hafdís leiðsögumaður er frábær í sínu starfi og á mikið hrós skilið.

Hurks wrote:
Great tour. Wonderful boatrip in the morning, flowed by an even greater bus trip around the island in the afternoon. Especially the guide/driver on the bus was great as he lives in the island and knows a lot of great facts about it.

Sportelli wrote:
Really nice.

Kukic wrote:
The boat tour around Westman Islands lasts for 90 minutes and you get to see great sites, but unless you are standing directly next to the loudspeaker you don't hear a thing of what the guide is telling. The good sides are: you get meat&vegetable soup for free (as much as you want, enough for lunch), and we had great guide on our bus trip around the island. After the tour was finished, he voluntarily drove us to the foot of the volcano and collected us there an hour later, free of charge. Also, he arranged with the local aquarium to prolongue their working hours, so we could visit them. The climb to the vulcano and the visit to the aquarium (where you get to hold and pet a live puffin!) were amongst best things in our entire trip, and they weren't even part of the program.

Pecorari Monica wrote:
Very nice journey!
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