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The Westman Islands Private Tour from Reykjavik

South Region, Iceland
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14 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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Offered in: English


Lose yourself in the wild beauty of the remote Westman Islands, located off Iceland’s South Coast, on this private full-day tour from Reykjavik. Cruise to Heimaey Island by ferry, learn about the islands’ volcanic history at the Eldheimar museum, climb the Eldfell Volcano (optional) and hold a puffin at the Sæheimar museum.
  • Full-day private tour of the Westman Islands from Reykjavik
  • Learn more about the islands’ natural history at the Eldheimar and Sæheimar museums
  • Marvel at one of Iceland’s largest puffin colonies
  • Take part in optional activities like a hike up the Eldfell volcano or a cruise around the Heimaey Circle
  • Great-value tour includes hotel pick-up, entrance fees and round-trip transport by private vehicle and ferry
  • This private tour can be customized to your interests and ensures you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide
Private tour
Bottled water
WiFi in vehicle
Transport by private vehicle
Hotel/port pickup and drop-off in the capital area
Entrance fees, unless specified
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We can pickup at any accommodation in the capital area. Please enter your requested pick-up point in special reqests when booking.

Departure Time

Departure at 7am > Return at 9pm
Departure at 9:45am > Return at 11:30pm
Please contact the local tour operator directly after booking to confirm your exact departure time

Return Details

Your accommodation in the Capital (Reykjavik) area.
Your morning begins with pick-up from your central Reykjavik hotel by private vehicle. After a scenic drive along Iceland’s picturesque South Coast, arrive at Landeyjahöfn to board your ferry bound for the Westman Islands. Keep your camera to hand as you gaze out across the Atlantic Ocean, and watch as the islands’ jagged cliffs come into view.
Arrive on Heimaey, the largest of the 15 Westman Islands, and head to the Sæheimar Natural History Museum and Aquarium. Learn more about the islands’ unique topography and large colony of puffins, and perhaps even get chance to hold a puffin. Next, visit the Eldheimar Museum and discover the islands’ most recent volcanic eruption in 1973, and the 1963 eruption that led to the formation of a new island – Surtsey.
Your private tour can be customized to your preferences, so perhaps opt to climb the volcanic peak of Eldfell for spectacular views over the islands, or cruise around the main island on a Heimaey Circle Boat Tour (extra cost).
After a full day exploring the islands, return to Reykjavik, where your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Heimaey Circle Boat Tour can be scheduled for you/your group (Extra charge)
  • Tour Dependant on Ferry availability
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Product code: 35454P9

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