VIKING CIRCLE

BOAT AND BUS TOUR IN WESTMAN ISLANDS

ABOUT THE TOUR

If you want to know the history of the island both from land and sea, Viking tours have a great combination of boat tour and bus tour.  The boat tours give you a chance to enjoy the magnificent nature and birdlife.  The island has one of the largest varieties of seabird species in Iceland and you can observe a large number of guillemots, gannets, kittiwakes, razorbills and puffins.  If we are lucky whales are also often sighted, like orcas, minke whales and white-beaked dolphins.

The bus tour takes you all around the island on a unique trip through the fascinating history and beautiful landscape.  You´ll get to see all the most popular places on the island and you will be going on and of the bus so you can enjoy the nature better.

Tour details

The boat tour

  • Starts from the Harbour at 11:00
  • Duration approximately 1.5 hour

After the boat tour, you can easily have some lunch, there are many good restaurants in a short walking distance from the harbour. ( not included)

 

The bus tour

  • Starts from the Harbour at 14:00 o’clock
  • Duration approximately 2.0 hours.

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TOUR PRICE

Price: 

  • Adults 13.800 ISK.
  • Children 9-14 11.800 ISK.
  • Children under 9 years old: free

ITINERARY

HEIMAEY CIRCLE TOUR

Boat tour
We start our tour from the historic Heimaey harbour, which was almost lost during the volcanic eruption in 1973. the boat tour gives you a look at colourful ocean caves, the newly formed volcanic island of Surtsey and other small islands of Westman Islands. The magnetic landscape with the deep bird cliffs and the lava coastline.  You can observe the variety of seabird and occasionally whales. The tour ends by sailing into the Cliff Cave near the harbour, where you will hear the sound of an instrumental music and enjoy the unique acoustic in the cave. Then it ends back on the harbour.
Viking boat tour

NATURAL HISTORY BUS TOUR

Bus tour 
This bus tour takes you on a unique trip through a fascinating history of the Westman Islands. Sitting on the mid-Atlantic ridge, the islands are home to an incomparable landscape of volcanoes, lava and windswept cliffs. Heimaey were formed during more than one eruption. Along the tour, you will see ruins of the farmhouse of the first settler of Westman Islands, stand at the windiest place in Europe, drive by the newest volcano Eldfell and get small sightseeing tour in the town.
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