Viking Tours of the Westman Islands

Experience the Haunting Music of Bird, Man and Whale
Viking Tours of the Westman Islands

Mountainous and mysterious, the Westman Islands are one of those places on virtually every tourist’s wish list.
Seen from the mainland, the jagged archipelago rises dramatically from the horizon, breaking the skyline of Iceland’s south coast with a sort of ‘come hither’ look that you cannot evade.

TESTThe Circle Tour

A fun and refreshing way to sight-see in the Westman Islands is with Viking Tours’ Circle Tour. This 90 minute tour takes you around the main island of Heimaey where you will peek into sea caves and observe towering cliffs teaming with a variety of birdlife. The tour concludes with the sensational live sounds of haunting instrumental music, filling the singing cave of Klettshellur which is renowned for its superb acoustics.

TESTThe Coach Tour

Another delightful way to explore the island is by taking the Viking Tours’ coach tour which departs from the harbour every day, year round. The guided tour takes you around the island where you will learn something of the history and culture as well as get the opportunity to observe puffins at Stórhöfði.

In staggering numbers, these adorable birds flock to the archipelago year after year, the first arriving on schedule around the 12th–14th of April. “The best time of day to see them is in the late afternoon and early evening when the puffin parents return to their burrow to feed their young, after spending the day fishing in the sea”, says Sigurmundur.

Skemmtiferdaskip 022From hot Soup to hot Lav

All Vikingur II tours begin and end at the cosy Café Kró down at the Vestmannaeyjar harbour where you can enjoy a bowl of hot soup and later on take in a free 55 minute film about the 1973 volcanic eruption of Eldfell and learn how this singular event changed the face of the Westman Islands.

IMG_9945New Tours Available for Groups Only

Viking Tours is now offering exciting new group tours on its newly christened boat, the Vikingur, – a large 90 passenger boat which sails from the harbour at Landeyarhöfn. Options include a ‘quick look’ 90 minute boat tour of two small outer islands, a three hour ‘island hopping’ tour which takes you to six of the islands in the archipelago and a full-on six hour Bus+Boat combo tour for the ultimate Westman Island tour!

See you this summer in the Westman Islands!

Viking Tours

Tangagötu 7 • 900 Vestmannaeyjum
+354 488 4884
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