Heimaey - Lava and History Walk
Available all year
Learn about the Eldfell volcano that erupted on the island in 1973 and its history.
On a lava walk, understand more about volcanic eruptions, and how new land is formed
Visit the old fort, Skansinn, and learn about its intriguing history
Admire stunning hilltop views and visit the Sagnheimar Folk Museum
Historic sites revealed
Heimaey is part of Vestmannaeyjar – an archipelago rich in history and natural beauty. On a guided walk you’ll visit Skansinn, a replica of a fort built on the orders of a Danish king. Admire the wooden church and Landlyst, one of Heimaey’s oldest buildings, then walk to see lava formed during Eldfell’s volcanic eruption before visiting the Sagnheimar Folk Museum in the town centre.
Remarks/requirements: Dress according to local weather conditions.
Walking information: Approximately 2 km / Paved and gravel ground.
Wheelchair accessible: No.
Expedition cruises offering this activity
See some of the world's most wonderful nature on a cruise with Hurtigruten Expeditions
The Land of Elves, Sagas & Volcanoes | Circumnavigating Iceland: Itinerary 2
9 May 24, 19 May 24 + 1 more departure
The Land of Elves, Sagas & Volcanoes | Circumnavigating Iceland: Itinerary 1
16 May 24, 24 May 24 + 1 more departure
MS Fram +1