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
Level 2: Suitable for most.
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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.