Vestmannaeyjar - Pompei of the North

Visit Westman Islands, the island village that suffered through a catastrophic volcanic eruption 40 years ago.

28200 ISK
very easy
14 hours
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Tour Highlights

The south coast of Iceland
History of Vestmannaeyjar islands
Eldheimar volcano museum
Colourful lava caves by the sea
Spectacular bird life
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.



Supplied By: Gray Line Iceland

What's included?

  • 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

What's Required?

  • camera
  • 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.

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