Boat tour

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

Duration: Approximately 1,5 hours
Departure: daily 11.00 (May 15th to May to September 15th); 16:00 (June 1st to 14th August)
Minimum requirements: 10 passengers
Price for 2019: adult: 8.200 ISK; children (9-14 years) and pensioners: 7.200 ISK; children under 9 years: free

Please consider that all trips are depending on weather conditions and wildlife sighting cannot be guaranteed. Sometimes it is not possible to circumnavigate, but we guaranty that you will experience of seeing the bird cliffs from as many different views as possible.

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Viking Tours are with excellent Trip Advisor score.

We are fully licenced tour operator by the Icelandic Tourist Board.

Tangagata 7
900 Vestmannaeyjum
Tel. +(354) 896 3640

Viking tours is a fully licensed tour operator with many years of experience in operating tours in Westman Islands. Our staff is qualified and licensed according to their operation. They are well trained and have genuine knowledge of nature, culture and history of Westman Islands. We assist groups and individuals in a way that we try to fulfill all their wishes and needs.

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