Ready for an adrenaline rush? We'll take you on a 1-hour tour around the Westman Islands (Vestmannaeyjar) area on a specially designed RIB Speedboat.
Vestmannaeyjar is an incredible volcanically crafted region that has been created by geothermal activity over the millennia. We'll see the famous elephant rock, a dramatic rock formation that looks like a massive elephant drinking from the sea. This coupled with plenty of fascinating wildlife and unique rock formations, which your friendly and expert guide will tell you all about. This trip is all about exhilaration, adventure, and great geological history. We'll stop by the Puffin cliff to see the cute birds. If we are really lucky then we might spot a playful seal or some whales frolicking in the deep blue waves, while if we don't, you will still be able to enjoy the scenic ride of the beautiful Westman Islands as well as the thrill of riding on a RIB Boat, which has a low-slung design that makes it bounce along the waves.
This remote part of Iceland lies well off the beaten track, taking you through fascinating sea caves, huge monoliths and an untouched coastal wonderland known as the Westman Islands. There is no more exciting way to explore all the small islands of Westman Islands or Vestmannaeyjar.
The tour departs from the harbor at Heimaey, which is the only inhabited place on the islands, there you will meet your local friendly guide, be provided with a floatation suit and a life jacket and be given a quick safety briefing in preparation for our one-and-a-half-hour journey of exploration.
It will take you through a multitude of incredible places that few others have had the chance to see, as you bounce across the deep blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean in our specially designed boat. There is a total of five magical coastal caves, that we will enter and see all the subterranean wonders that they hide in their depths. The most famous is known as Klettshellir that regularly hosts concerts and is well-known for its amazing acoustics.
One of the highlights of the tour is the uniquely carved rock face that lies on the side of one of the islands and looks exactly like a huge elephant drinking from the ocean. This one-of-a-kind rock formation is incredibly photogenic and requires absolutely no imagination!
Location: We will meet you at the harbor in Heimaey, Westman Islands. See map below for more details.
The tour is also perfect for wildlife lovers, as it will allow us to see flocks of Atlantic Puffins nesting in the craggy cliffs. The Westman Islands have the highest population of those cute birds out of anywhere in the world, whose adorable appearance enchants people from around the world. We will be able to see them fishing in the waters and waddling on the islets and rocks with the lifelong partners and their adorable chicks.
Our specially designed RIB boats allow us to get up close and personal with these amazing birds offering an incredible experience that you are bound to appreciate.
If we are very lucky then we may well see some incredible marine life on our trip, as the waters around the Westman Islands abound with all kinds of marine life. Foremost of these are orcas and fin whales, although we may also see Blue, Minke and Humpback Whales, as well as White-Beaked Dolphins and Harbour Porpoises. Seeing these majestic giants of the deep frolicking in the waves is an experience that you will treasure for the rest of your life.