Wonders of the Westman Islands – Puffins, Volcano and Eldheimar Museum: 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 a one 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. This tour has a vist to Eldheimar museum . Its an incredible journey back in time where passengers learn more about the volcanic eruption in Heimaey island.
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.
Meeting point: Bus terminal. Customers must be at the meeting point 30 min before the departure of the tour. If customers want to be picked up at the hotel (in Reykjavik only) they must call 24 hours before in order to reconfirm pick up time.
Duration: Around 11 and-a-half hours.
Start time: Available from May 15 to September 15 on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30am.