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Heimaey Rib Safari


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Go puffin watching around Heimaey Island and explore its caves and lava formations from small expedition boats. 
  • Enjoy a ride in a small expedition boat and see the highlights around Heimaey Island

  • Visit Stakkabót, where you’ll be able to see thousands of puffins flying and splashing into the sea

  • See the spectacular Kafhellir cave, where the sunlight appears to shine from underneath the island

A cave and wildlife adventure   

Orcas and whales often swim in these waters – as well as dolphins and porpoises – so keep an eye out! We’ll visit sea caves and even explore a few on this excursion. You’ll see amazing lava shapes created by a volcanic eruption here in 1973. Then you’ll get close to a big puffin colony in Stakkabót and see thousands of these unusual birds.

Practical information

  • Language: English.

  • Remarks/requirements: Kindly note, that this is a physically active tour. Dress according to the weather. Kindly note that wildlife sighting cannot be guaranteed and the the puffins leave land mid August. 

  • Walking information: To and from the boat. 

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.

Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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