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Heimaey Island Tour


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Join a scenic drive to see bird cliffs, ancient farmhouse ruins, volcanoes and viewpoints. 
  • See the fascinating Eldfell, which translates to ‘Mount Fire'

  • In the summer, Heimaey is inhabited by 4,500 people and eight million puffins

  • Drive over lava fields and pass the ruins of a house buried in lava

  • Visit Eldheimar Museum and learn more about the eruption of Eldfell in 1973

Formed by fire   

Enjoy a scenic drive to cliffs alive with marine birds, including puffins, fulmars, and guillemots. You’ll see farmhouse ruins dating back to 900 CE in Herjólfsdalur valley, and at the viewpoint on Stórhöfði you’ll enjoy the views of glaciers on the mainland. Afterwards, we pass the volcanoes Helgafell and Eldfell, drive over lava fields, and see a buried house.

Practical information

  • Duration: 3 hours

  • Language: English

  • Note: Dress according to local weather conditions with good footwear (closed toe recommended) with a rubber or non-slip sole. Bring a camera! Please do not litter or disturb the local wildlife.Total driving time is approximately 1h 15m 

  • Walking information: All walking is optional and most sites can be viewed through the motor coach windows.

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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