From Reykjavik: Puffin and Volcano Tour in Westman Islands

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Enjoy a sightseeing van tour leaving from Reykjavik. Join a Westman Islands tour to see the home of the world's largest puffin colony, the striking Elephant Rock, and the historic Eldfell Volcano.


  • Relax on a ferry to the Vestmannaeyjar Islands to see Elephant Rock and puffins
  • Hike up the famous Eldfell Volcano and learn more about its volcanic history
  • Explore the site of Scansion, 'The Fort', and admire a historic Viking Church
  • Visit Eldheimar Museum, Pompeii of the North, to learn about the 1973 eruption
  • Marvel at views of lava fields, volcanoes, islands, and the harbor on this tour


Join a day of discovery and wonder as we visit the Westman Islands, also known as Vestmannaeyjar, in Icelandic. Start the day with a pick-up from Reykjavik and head to the Landeyjahöfn Ferry terminal. Board the Herjólfur ferry for a scenic 30-minute ride to Vestmannaeyjar. Reach the islands and begin sightseeing with the stunning Elephant Rock (Halldórsskora), a basalt formation sculpted by volcanic forces, resembling an elephant's head. Venture to Stórhöfði Cape for a captivating puffin-watching experience. Admire the black-and-white birds, known for their orange beaks and adorable looks. Continue to the Eldheimar Museum, the 'Pompeii of the North.' Learn about the dramatic history of the 1973 volcanic eruption and its impact on the island. Stop for a lunch break in town before continuing the tour. Move on to explore Skansinn (“The Fort”) after lunch near the harbor. Admire the historic site with its Viking Wood Church, a lighthouse, and breathtaking cliffside views. Hike up the famous Mt. Eldfell Volcano that erupted in 1973. Learn more about the site, where the name of this mountain translates to the “Mountain on Fire.” Prepare for epic views of lava fields, the town, and the island. Enjoy free time to stroll around the town or observe the lava fields as the day winds down. Regroup at the harbor for our return ferry trip, concluding your journey with an evening drop-off in Reykjavik.


Pickup and drop-off in Reykjavik Small group guaranteed Certified guide Eldheimar Museum Admission Tickets for the ferry to Vestmannaeyjar Free Wi-Fi on board

Important Information

  • Please be sure to dispose of your trash appropriately or carry it with you until you can throw it away Minimum age for this tour is 6 years

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