Round boat tour
Want to go on a boat tour in Westman Islands?
Vestmannaeyjar (e. westman Islands) is an archipelago off the south coast of Iceland. The islands were formed by a submarine volcanic eruption and the largest island, and the only inhabited one, is Heimaey. The other islands are visited frequently by the locals for bird hunting and egg collection. The latest volcanic eruption was in the year 1973 and many houses are still underneath the new lava.
On this approx. 1,5 hour sailing trip we will sail around Heimaey and we will see the island from sea which is spectacular. During the sailing a guide will tell you about the history of the islands, settlement/viking sagas, the geological history, the volcanic eruption on the island in 1973 as well as in inform you about Surtsey the youngest island in the world which is a part of the archipelago. We will see various rock formations and sail along the new lava that enlarged the Heimaey island by 2 km.
There are numerous bird species around Vestmannaeyjar that nest on the cliffs and on the surrounding islands. We will see plenty of birds and seabirds such as the iconic puffin, fulmar, kittiwake and gannets. Often we also see seals and whales sometimes duck up in high summer such as orcas, porpoises and dolphins.
During the sailing we will visit two sea caves, “Fjósið” which is inside the cape Höfði, that is known to be the windiest place in Europe and Klettshellir which is known for its marvelous acoustics.
The boat Halkion is a 14,73 meter passenger ship that takes 50 passengers. There are seating for 28 passengers indoors and about 10 passengers outdoors as well as plenty of space for standing.
Tour length: 1,5 hours
- Adults: 8.400
- Children under 12 years of age: 4.200 Icelandic krona
Minimum: 15 people per trip (Notice we gather 15 or more passengers into a group)
- 15. May to 15. September at 9:30 am and 2:30 pm
However we might sail at other times so you can always check it out via phone +354 661-1810 or via email email@example.com for information.
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