Heimaey - Boat tour of Heimaey

Admire wildlife and visit spectacular caves while a guide explains the sagas and history of the area.

  • Hear Viking sagas and learn about local history from our expert guide
  • Admire the rich birdlife and scout for puffins, fulmars, kittiwakes, and gannets
  • Explore the spectacular caves Fjósið and Klettshellir, which are only accessible by boat
  • Learn about the island’s volcanic eruption in 1973 and the formation of new land and a new island
  • Season


  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Suitable for most.

  • Duration

    2 hours

  • Min. passengers


  • Booking code


  • From

    £ 90

  • Notices

    Dress according to the weather

Caves, wildlife and sagas   

Join a coastal tour of Heimaey on a guided boat trip, where you’ll visit two sea caves that have marvellous acoustics. The sea is a wildlife paradise where seals, porpoises and dolphins thrive in summer – and you might see orcas and other whales. On this excursion you’ll learn how the eruption of the Eldfell volcano in 1973 changed this coast forever.  

Practical information:

  • Requirements: Dress according to the weather  
  • Walking information: Minimal walking 
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Language: English