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Heimaey - Lava and History Walk



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Visit a fort, old buildings, the local folk museum, and learn about the volcanic eruption in 1973.
  • Learn about the Eldfell volcano that erupted on the island in 1973 and its history.

  • On a lava walk, understand more about volcanic eruptions, and how new land is formed

  • Visit the old fort, Skansinn, and learn about its intriguing history

  • Admire stunning hilltop views and visit the Sagnheimar Folk Museum

Historic sites revealed  

Heimaey is part of Vestmannaeyjar – an archipelago rich in history and natural beauty. On a guided walk you’ll visit Skansinn, a replica of a fort built on the orders of a Danish king. Admire the wooden church and Landlyst, one of Heimaey’s oldest buildings, then walk to see lava formed during Eldfell’s volcanic eruption before visiting the Sagnheimar Folk Museum in the town centre.  

Practical information

  • Language: English.

  • Remarks/requirements: Dress according to local weather conditions.

  • Walking information:  Approximately 2 km / Paved and gravel ground.

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.

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

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