Vestmannaeyjar - The Westman Islands
Vestmannaeyjar are magical and are known for many interesting and exciting story of the very first settlers, an Algiers pirate attack, a birth of a new island, a volcanic eruption, and a rebirth from the ashes, friendly fisherman village witch is full of both history and scenic wonders!
Our Westman Island tour allows you to experience the beautiful Island that is located in the south coast of Iceland with a population of approx. 4.300 people.
We will meet you on our Meeting point at Gljúfrabúi, road 249 or pick you up in nearby accommodation.
Drive towards the harbor where the ferry that takes us to the beautiful Island, (25 minutes)
When we get on the Island, we will go on a one our Small Island tour on our Rib Boats. Ribsafari offers amazing trips on a RIB Speedboat. You will enjoy riding fast on the waves and in between we will stop and check out some sea caves, which some can only be entered on a Rib Boat. During our stops we will also tell you stories about our islands, nature and history.
After the Rib Safari tour, we will go to a Local restaurant and have some lovely meal.
Then we will take a easy hike up on the famous Eldfell and do some sightseeing on the Island and visit the great Eldheimar museum, An excellent exhibition depicting the story of the eruption on Heimaey in 1973 and how it affected the residents on the island. You also get the story of Surtsey, an island south of Vestmannaeyjar that formed after an underwater eruption making it the youngest land in Europe.