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Vestmannaeyjar private tour - Puffin colony and so much more

This is a private tour - only for you and your group.

Duration 11-12 hours.
Your guide/driver will be either Gulla or Villi or both.
This tour reveals magnificent landscape and diversity in nature - and if you like to hear more about our history and settlement you are on the right track.
We drive from Reykjavik or where you want to be picked up towards the harbor in Landeyjar. The ferry Herjólfur will take us to Heimaey or the home island. Westman islands are a group of islands off the south coast of Iceland. Heimaey is the only island that is inhabited all year long.
The sailing time is around 40 minutes by the ferry , but you have panorama view the whole trip, on a good day. You can enjoy the islands and if you look towards the main island - Iceland you have a great overview of our south coast and Eyjafjallajökull. It is magnificent when we enter the harbor and it feels like the seabirds and puffins are welcoming us.

This tour brings so many different sights - worth visiting.

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11 to 12 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • Private transportation
    • WiFi on board
    • All Fees and Taxes
    What's excluded :
    • Meals not included
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Heimaey Island, Heimaey Island, Westmann Islands, South Region

    Our destination Heimaey- the Home-island, 13,4 square km. The largest island in the Westman island arcipelago. Settled around the year 900 by herjólfur Bárðarson.
    Westman islands are one of our best kept secrets, islands, skerries, volcanoes, Puffins and other seabirds, mountains and we can not forget the islanders and the fisherman community.
    We drive from the city towards the harbour in Landeyar and then we sail with the ferry Herjólfur to Heimaey.

    Stop At: Storhofdi (Great Cape), Vestmannaeyjar Iceland

    Stórhöfði is the southernmost point of Heimaey.
    The cape was created in a volcanic eruption in the ocean some 6,000 years ago. The cape is 122 meters one of the windiest place in Iceland.
    There’s a little green hut on Stórhöfði. Here you can watch the puffins in comfort. Inside you can find information about the puffin colony and the research that has been done over the past years.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Eldfell, Iceland

    Eldfell is a volcanic cone just over 200 metres high. It was formed in a volcanic eruption which began on the eastern side of Heimaey on 23. january 1973.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Landlyst Museum, Iceland

    Skansinn the oldest structure on the island, 15th century fort built to defend the harbour.
    Here we have Landlyst, the house was built in 1848, rebuilt in Skansinn. A former maternety hospital - now a museum.
    Stafkirkjan - the wooden church - when we celebrated 1000 years of christianity Norvegians gave icelandars a church and it was decided that it should be build in Skansinn on Heimay.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Storhofdi (Great Cape), Vestmannaeyjar Iceland

    Stórhöfði (122m.) linked to the main island Heimaey by a narrow isthmus, from erupstion from Helgafell 5000 years ago. And the view from the top is great ( keep in mind on a brihgt day).
    There is a small birdwatching hut for Puffin viewing and of course other birds too.
    We will add Brimurð and Kleif to that attraction.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Pass By: Heimaklettur (Home Rock), Trailhead at the end of Hildarvegur, port of Heimaey, Vestmannaeyjar Iceland

    The highest rock in the Westman islands and was formed from an eruption about 40.000years ago it stands steep from the ocean and the top you can see green grass hills where you might see sheep.

    Stop At: Herjolf's Valley (Herjolfsdalur), Iceland

    The valley is named after the first settler on the island.
    It is a 10.000 year old crater. Next to the valley is a golf course unique, you have the ocean, mountains and the history all around you.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Heimaey Island, Heimaey Island, Westmann Islands, South Region

    Storytelling walk in town, we are visiting a unique island. Lets explore and enjoy

    Duration: 50 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    If your accommodation or you want to be picked up from other areas please contact us.Airports
    • Keflavik Intl Airport, 235 Keflavikurflugvollur Iceland
    • Reykjavik Domestic Airport, Reykjavik Iceland
    • Skarfabakki
    • Miðbakki
    Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Passengers travelling to Iceland are required to fill out pre-registration form before departure to Iceland. More info at
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Puffin Travel

Activity ID: V-201177P1

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