The Wonders of Westman Islands

Bus tour, guided tours

The vast and beautiful nature and fun stories of the native islander make the trip enjoyable and lively. Ending up in Sagnheimar, the stories then make a better sense in beautiful pictures and a fun set of memories.
Whole year
2 hours
Group Size:
Minimum 20

The varied and grand story of the Westman Islands remains a surprise. Whether it is the trials of the people of the island throughout history or their geological history. The island is geologically young and its formation is unique compared to other islands around Iceland. Living in the Westman Islands has not always been easy, being so remote with the sea around. But summers have been successful as the island is rich in bird life and the proximity to the fish in the sea has helped and filled the island life. Historical places such as the Herjófsdalur, Störhöfði, the puffin and the eruption of the 1973 eruption, together with more, give you a great overview of the whole island. The vast and beautiful nature and fun stories of the native islander make the trip enjoyable and lively.


We start the tour on the pier and head into Herjólfsdalur. There you go into the Settlement town and see the place where the festival is held. From there we drive along the hammer and see one of the most popular landmarks of the Westman Islands, the elephant.
We go up to Storhöfði where a good view is the ideal place to take group photos. It then goes down to Lundabyggð, which only takes 4 min. to walk to view the grove from the parking lot.
We run across the new lava and see the traces of the eruption in 1973, and tell you some fun and devastating stories from that time. So in this trip we are going over all the popular places of the Westman Islands.


A bus ride around the island

Optional Extras

Good to know

You can get help booking and organizing your trip to the island. Book Herjólf, entertainment, museums and dining places.
It's a light 4 min walk into the puffins
Remember to bring a camera
For smaller groups (8-20), the trip is on the M.B Sprinter 20 Seater. For larger groups, a 50 seater Volvo bus is available

Tour dates and time


VikingTours ™ is a family run travel agency with extensive experience and knowledge of the Westman Islands. We offer a wide range of tours and our main sign is a guide to locals. Focus on linking facts to fun stories by the people of the islands. We offer a variety of sea and land experiences, car, bus and walking. Let the magnificent nature enjoy themselves and connect the story and the experience of the people together. Diverse bird life, volcanic history is something that has fascinated a lot and we focus on that whether you are in a group or individuals on a journey we try to fulfill the perfect day in the islands. See you in the islands this summer.
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Heiðarvegi 59
900 Vestmannaeyjum
Tel. +354 488 4800
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