Vestmannaeyjar - Pompei of the North
Visit Westman Islands, the island village that suffered through a catastrophic volcanic eruption 40 years ago.
- The south coast of Iceland
- Fascinating history of Vestmannaeyjar islands
- Eldheimar volcano museum
- Colourful lave caves by the sea
- Spectacular bird life
- The echoes of Klettshellir cave
Heimaey's harbour and devastating a town of 4.000 people.
The eruption created a 700 ft.high mountain that spewed lava and ash destroying almost 400 homes and businesses, a third of all buildings on Heimaey island. While the eruption lasted no one knew if the island would ever be populated again.
This tour takes you from Heimaey island you'll visit the puffin nesting area in Stórhöfði promontory and after lunch break, take a facinating boat tour to view many of the wondrous seabirds that nest in the Cliffs of Heimaey. Returning from the boat tour, you get to 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 Reykjavik.
- Complimentary pick-up and drop-off for hotels and guest houses in Reykjavik
- Round-trip transportation
- Professional travel guide in Vestmannaeyjar islands
- Entrance fee to Eldheimar volcano museum
- Boat tour in Vestmannaeyjar
- Appropriate clothing
- Minimum of 3 passengers
How do we get there?
How pick up and drop off works
Our pick up coaches collect passengers from over 160 hotels and guest houses in Reykjavik and deliver to the Gray Line Bus Terminal in Holtagarðar for check in.
Pickup from hotels and guesthouses starts 45 minutes before the tour departure time stated on your voucher.
Check in at Gray Line Bus Terminal is 15 minutes before the tour departure time stated on your voucher.
Standing by for pick up
To help ensuring the quickest possible collection we kindly ask you to stand by for pick up in front of your hotel or guest house when pick up starts. Boarding the pick-up coach please present a printed copy of your electronic voucher / ticket to the driver.
Returning from your tour
Returning from your tour you''ll be dropped off at the pickup point you were collected from or at the closest possible point.