This is one of our most popular tours in the Westman Islands, making it the ideal day trip for those who want to explore this incredible natural wonderland. One of our friendly guides will take you around in a comfortable minibus and tell you all about the Westman Islands’ rich history and culture.
How to get to Vestmannaeyjar:
To get to the Westman Islands you can take the ferry Herjólfur, which sails daily to and from Vestmannaeyjar and Landeyjahöfn. The harbor is located on the south coast of Iceland (See location). You can drive to Landeyjahöfn, which takes around 2 hours (no 4×4 car is needed). You can also take the bus. The bus departs from the BSÍ bus terminal in downtown Reykjavik.
The meeting point for this tour is located in Vestmannaeyjar harbor, close to the Herjolfur Ferry dock.
Sprangan The tour begins with a visit to ‘Sprangan’, which is the natural arena for the island’s local sport, known as ‘Spranga’, where intrepid climbers climb cliffs and swing between the craggy ledges. Our local guide is an expert and will show yo...)
The tour begins with a visit to ‘Sprangan’, which is the natural arena for the island’s local sport, known as ‘Spranga’, where intrepid climbers climb cliffs and swing between the craggy ledges. Our local guide is an expert and will show you all his skills.
Herjólfsdalur & Stórhöfði
From there we will travel to the Herjolfsdalur Valley, which plays host to the famous elephant rock, which looks uncannily like an elephant drinking from the ocean. There is also a popular Icelandic festival held there annually in August, making it a beautiful and photogenic place that you are bound to enjoy. From there we will head to Stórhofdi (the windiest place in Europe), which plays host to the largest colony of Atlantic Puffins in the entire world. There is nothing quite like seeing these adorable birds in the flesh and it will be a treat for nature lovers and families alike.
Our penultimate stop will be the heart of Eldfell, where a massive volcanic eruption on the island took place on the eastern side of the island in 1973. It caused a lot of damage on the island and lasted an incredible 6 months, destroying almost one-third of all the homes on the island and covering many in lava and ash. This place is perfect for any who wants to see the dramatic effects of the power of mother nature.
We will then finish at the local aquarium where you will see a plethora of different local species