Day 1: The Westman Islands
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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Start your tour with a visit to 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. It is also the only inhabited island. Visit windy Storhofdi Point with its fantastic views over the area. (Between mid-May and the beginning of August you might see puffins here.) Take a walk up to the crater of a volcano that erupted only three decades ago. Visit Eldheimar Museum, and learn about the famous 1973 eruption that covered many homes in lava. You‘ll also see where vegetation has grown among the old lava flows. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore the island on your own.
Overnight in the Westman Islands. Dinner is on your own. The Westman Islands have some great restaurant choices, and we’re sure you’ll enjoy exploring the options.
Approximate travel distance: 180 km / 112 miles