Vestmannaeyjar – Pompei of the North

15. May - 30. Sept 4 x per week About 14 hours. Your hotel / guesthouse in Reykjavik VERY_EASY

Tour description
€213 per person

This tour takes you from Reykjavik across the southern lowlands of Iceland. A ferry will take you from Landeyjahofn harbour to Vesmannaeyjar islands where a local guide will take you around the main island.

In Vestmannaeyjar or Westman islands as they are called in English, You´ll visit the Eldheimar volcano museum, see spectacular bird life and hear the echoes of Klettshellir lava cave.

The Westman Islands, are a small volcanic archipelago off the south coast. In 1973 the volcano Mt Eldfell erupted and ash destroyed almost a third of all homes and businesses.

On Heimaey island you’ll visit the puffin nesting area in Stórhöfði promontory and after lunch break, take a fascinating 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.

Tour highlights

  • The South Coast of Iceland
  • Fascinating Vestmanneyjar island
  • Eldheimar volcano museum
  • Colourful lava caves by the sea
  • Spectacular bird life
  • The echoes of Klettshellir cave


  • Pick up from your hotel / guesthouse in Reykjavik.
  • Professional English speaking guide in Vestmannaeyjar islands.
  • Entrance fee to Eldheimar volcano museum.
  • Boat tour in Vestmannaeyjar.
  • Ferry to and back from Vestmannaeyjar.

Did you know?

Vestmannaeyjar came to international attention in 1973 with the eruption of Eldfell volcano, which destroyed many buildings and forced a months-long evacuation of the entire population to mainland Iceland. Approximately one fifth of the town was destroyed before the lava flow was halted by application of 6.8 billion litres of cold sea water.

Good to know

Pick up from hotels / guesthouses starts up to 45 minutes before scheduled departure time.

Please present a printed copy of your electronic travel voucher / ticket at the time of tour departure. If for any reason you cannot print your voucher, then show your digital copy or e-mail confirmation.