Volcano and Lava Cave Tours


Visit Iceland‘s most famous volcano island Heimaey in the Westman Islands archipelago. Get in touch with a volcanic crater, touch lava which is still warm, see puffins, learn more about its history and join a boat tour around the island.



Tour Description:

In the morning you fly from Reykjavik to the volcano island Heimaey in the Westman Islands archipelago. On a guided bus tour you will visit the volcanic crater of Eldfell – Iceland’s most famous volcano.  The volcano’s last eruption started in January 1973, caused a major crisis for the island and nearly led to its permanent evacuation. You will walk up to the crater where the ground is still warm enough to bake bread in it. From the top, you have a wonderful view of the whole island.

You will also visit a puffin nesting area and you have the chance to go very close to these cute little birds. Puffins are without a doubt the most charismatic of Iceland‘s seabirds and thousands of birds nest during summer on the Westman Islands. Please have in mind that the puffins come to land only in the breeding season (mid of April until mid of August). They spend the rest of the year out at sea closer to Greenland than Iceland.

In the afternoon you join a boat tour around the island where you will see various caves, thousands of seabirds and occasionally also some whales. The boat trip ends by sailing into the ocean cave Kletthellir. A musical instrument will be played to showcase the cave‘s stunning acoustics. In the evening you will enjoy a 20 minutes flight back to Reykjavik.

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More details about the Westman Islands from Reykjavik:

Price: 450 EUR adults and 225  EUR for children (0 to 11 years old)

Season: May 15 to September 15
Departure Days:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday at 7:15 a.m., Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
Duration of the Tour: Approximately 10 hours on weekdays and 7.5 hours on Sunday
Included: Return flights Reykjavik – Heimaey, guided bus tour, a guided boat tour around the island
Start of the tour: From the domestic airport in Reykjavik

For booking the tour please contact us via email or phone. Please include the tour code (SF-01). This Westman Islands tour is operated by one of our reliable partners.
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