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Hurtigruten Group

Boat tour of Heimaey


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2 hours

Summer (Jun - Aug)

Min. number
20 travellers
Booking code

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

Caves, wildlife and sagas   

Join a coastal tour of Heimaey on a guided boat trip, where you’ll visit two sea caves that have marvelous 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

  • Language: English

  • Requirements: Dress according to the weather  

  • Remarks: Please note that this tour is weather dependant and sometimes it is not possible to circumnavigate. When circumnavigation is not possible passengers are guaranteed the experience of seeing the bird cliffs from as many different angles as possible. Kindly note that the puffins leave land mid-August and wildlife sighting cannot be guaranteed.  

  • Walking information: Minimal walking 

  • Not wheelchair accessible

  • Language: English

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

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