Discover the splendid beauty and historic landmarks of the Westman Islands, situated just off the south coast of Iceland.

Puffins and pirates! Discover the splendid beauty and historic landmarks of the unique Westman Islands, during this magical 3 day short break from Reykjavik.

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Discover the splendid beauty and historic landmarks of the Westman Islands, situated just off the south coast of Iceland. Though the flight is just twenty minutes from Reykjavik, the landscape and atmosphere feels like a totally different world.   Although the islands are best known for being the home to the largest puffin colonies in the world and the 1973 volcanic eruption which led to the evacuation of the island, it is the local culture and resilience of the people that will leave the best impressions.

While you are in the Westman Islands you can visit the award-winning museum Eldheimar which will show you with great visual effects how the 1973 volcanic eruption affected the local community. You can also stop by Sæheimar Aquarium and Natural History museum, where the real puffin Tóti welcomes all visitors.

It’s easy to explore Westman Island from sea, with numerous boat tours on offer. You can see bird species such as guillemots, gannets, kittiwakes, razorbills and puffins as well as the many islands in this archipelago.

Included

  • 2 nights at the Hotel Vestmannaeyjar (or similar) in the Westman Islands, including breakfast
  • Return flight Reykjavik- Westman Islands (excluding airport tax, approximately EUR50 per person adults and EUR25 per person children 11 and under)
  • Return unguided transfer between Westman Islands airport and hotel in the Westman Islands

Not included:

  • International airfare
  • Round-trip transfers between your Reykjavik hotel and Reykjavik domestic airport (cabs available)
  • Food or drinks other than those listed in the itinerary
  • Porterage at airport and hotels
  • Guaranteed early check-in or late check-out
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Any service not specifically listed under “included”

Important

No domestic flights on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day,  New Year’s Day and Easter Sunday. 

For all packages except Reykjavík – New Year’s Celebration a supplement will be charged for the travel period 28.Dec 2017 – 2.Jan 2018.

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Day 1: Flight to Westman Islands

On your own, transfer to the Eagle Air terminal at Reykjavik airport for your flight to the Westman Islands (terminal is located behind the Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura).  After a 20 minute flight, you are in the Westman Islands!  Take an unguided transfer (included) from the airport to your hotel.

Overnight stay in Westman Islands for the next 2 nights.

There is a lot to discover on the island. Take a walk in the town centre and visit any of its great museums or take a dip in the local saltwater swimming pool. The Eldheimar Museum is a top quality interactive museum that should not be missed. The islanders also have a great – and challenging– golf course.  In the evening, enjoy dining at one of the charming, cosy restaurants.

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Day 2: Day at your leisure in the Westman Islands – Optional Tours available

There are many opportunities for activities in the Westman Islands, both from sea and land.  With an exciting sea tour on a Rib boat or a more leisurely sail with a bigger boat from Heimaey, you’ll witness towering bird cliffs famous for their puffin colonies, sail into sea caves and if you are lucky, you might spot some seals and whales during your trip!

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Day 3: Flight to Reykjavik

Depending on your flight, you may have some time for a short excursion.  Unguided transfer to Westman Islands‘s airport for your flight to Reykjavik

Should you wish to extend your stay, we would be happy to book additional nights and tours for you. Please have a look at our wide selection of day tour options and book in advance.

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