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A Historical Tour of the Westman Islands

Duration: 10 hours

This tour takes you from Reykjavík to the island of Heimaey in the Westmann Islands archipelago. Surtsey was formed by a submarine volcanic eruption lasting from 1963-1967, while an eruption on Heimaey in 1973 submerged half its town in lava and ash.
Price per person:
35000 ISK
Product Id:
All Year
10 hours
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Type of tour:
Day Tours With Flights
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Travel by flight


  • Flights Reykjavík – Westmann Islands - Reykjavík
  • English speaking guide
  • Guided coach tour (2.5 - 3 hrs)

Not Included:

  • Optional boat tour around the island (summer only)
  • Lunch and refreshments

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PLEASE NOTE: This day tour is run by one of our trusted local tour operators. After booking, your voucher will include the operator’s name, contact information and other important details. We only offer tours by companies that are licensed by the Iceland Tourist Board.


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Tour details

Departing from Reykjavík, we take a 20-minute flight to Westmann Islands. After landing in Heimaey you’ll be taken on a guided coach tour of the island, where you will witness a volcanic crater, still-warm lava and half-buried houses from the island's infamous 1973 volcanic eruption. You will spot some of the most interesting features of the island, where nature has sculpted a fascinating landscape teeming with diverse bird and animal life, including the world´s largest puffin colony.


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