Vestmannaeyjar Island, Volcanoes and Puffins Tour


This exciting day tour will take you to the Westman Islands, where you will able to explore numerous locations. First, you’re going to watch some puffins, then explore the area’s volcanic history and hike the volcano!

Vestmannaeyjar has been named a top travel destination for 2024 by The New York Times.

Duration 12.5 hours
Availability June - Sept
Ratio 1:19 Guide to client ratio


  • Vestmannaeyjar Islands
  • Eldfell Volcano
  • Eldheimar Museum
  • Puffins
  • Elephant Rock
  • Viking Church
Trip details
What's included
What to bring

This exhilarating day tour will take you on a journey to Vestmannaeyjar Islands, with many sightseeing opportunities. You’ll get a glimpse of the famous Elephant Rock and stop by the Stórhöfði cape to watch puffins. 

Next on, you’ll visit the Eldheimar Museum, colloquially known as Pompeii of the North, where you’ll get a chance to learn more about the island's volcanic eruption of 1973 and the effects it had on its inhabitants. After a quick lunch break, we’ll continue our tour to the area next to the harbor called Skansinn. The area is named after a fortress that used to stand there, whose purpose was to guard the inhabitants against invasion. There, you’ll see a Viking Church, a lighthouse, and an excellent view of the Heimaklettur cliffs.

Last but not least, you’ll get to hike up a volcano! Mt. Eldfell Volcano last erupted in 1973, and you will be able to see the remaining lava field from this eruption. The mountain peak offers the best views over the lava field, the island's town, and the surrounding islands. 

Pick-up and drop-off information

You’ll get picked up from Reykjavik between 7:30 - 8:00 a.m., based on your chosen pick-up location. Nevertheless, we ask everyone to be ready on time. We’ll drop you off back in Reykjavik around 8:00 p.m. at the same place we picked you up.

  • Certified driver/guide
  • Free WiFi on board
  • English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Small Icelandic treat
  • Time for lunch (not incl. in price)
  • Sightseeing
  • Eldheimar Museum Admission
  • Tickets for the ferry to Vestmannaeyjar
  • ...and a lot of fun
  • First of all, you have to bring the good mood
  • Warm clothes, the weather in Iceland changes quickly
  • In Iceland, we say: Dress like the weather
  • There is not much hiking on this tour, but it is always good to bring good shoes with you

What is the cancelation policy?

  • Full refund if canceled due to weather. The cancelation fee can be withheld if canceled with short notice.

     - 1 day notice: 100% charge


What is the pickup time?

  • Pickup for this tour takes place between 7:30 and 8:00 am. We kindly ask you to be ready at your pickup location at 7:30 am.


When will we be back in Reykjavík?

  • We’ll drop you off back in Reykjavik around 9:30 p.m. at the same place we picked you up.


Do you pick up from my hotel?

  • There are many areas in Reykjavík where buses are restricted so we only pick up from selected hotels and guesthouses in Reykjavík. For a detailed list of pickup locations please follow this link: If your accommodation is not on the list, please drop us a line at [email protected]


Do you pick up from the airport?

  • No, we don't do it in our regular pickup. If you want a private transfer from the airport to your hotel, drop us a line and we will send you a quote.


Do you have an age limit on your tours?

  • Yes, the age limit is 5 years old. If you are traveling with a child, please let us know so we can arrange a booster or child seat.


I'm a vegan/vegetarian, is there anything I need to know?

  • Unfortunately, we do not offer any special treats for vegans. Our small treat does contain dairy. For both vegans and vegetarians, there are viable options in Vestmannaeyjar, where we stop for a lunch break.


Is lunch included?

  • No, our lunch break will be in the restaurant in the Vestmannaeyjar area.


What is your cancellation policy?

  • Cancellations by customers have to be made with 24-hour notice (8:00 am the day before the tour) or no refund will be given. If Your Day Tours cancels a tour due to bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances customers receive a full refund. All cancellations need to be made via email or confirmed with us over the phone.

What can I do when I can not finalize my booking because of an error/my credit card not being accepted?

  • If you've exhausted all other means we can send you a secure payment link to finalize the booking. Just send us an email at [email protected] and we can help you finalize your booking.
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