Day 1: The Westman Islands
Amazing Waterfall – Lava Fields – Volcanic Aftermath – Magnificent lava fields
Transfer from pre-arranged bus stops in Reykjavík to the tour’s meeting point. Please check your confirmation for your pre-arranged bus stop in Reykjavik. Please be at the pre-arranged bus stop no later than 15 minutes before the pick-up time.
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Approximate distance: 180km / 112 miles
Breakfast at your hotel. Start with a visit to the Lava Centre, an interactive, high-tech exhibition about volcanic activity, earthquakes and the creation of Iceland over millions of years. Then you will visit Seljalandsfoss waterfall, where you can walk behind the waterfall.
Travel along the farmlands of the south coast to Landeyjahofn harbour. Take a 30-minute ferry ride to the Westman Islands, enjoying the view of islands and seabirds. The destination is Heimaey Island, the largest of the Westmans and the only inhabited one. Visit windy Storhofdi Point with its fantastic views over the area. (During mid-May through the beginning of August it is also possible to see puffins here.) Take a walk up to the crater of a volcano that erupted only three decades ago. Visit Eldheimar Museum, where learn about the famous 1973 eruption that covered many homes on Heimaey in lava. You‘ll also see where vegetation has grown in among the old lava flows. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to explore the island on your own.
Overnight in the Westman Islands. Dinner on own.