Heimaey, Iceland, View from Eldfell volcano. Small town next to the Sea with small but high Islands.

Heimaey - Lava and History Walk

Vestmannaeyjar might be quaint with a modest population, but it is rich in history and natural beauty. This walking tour of the island with an informative local guide offers the chance to get to know some of its highlights up close.

Included in your cruise
  • Volcano History
  • Informative Lava Walk
  • Skansinn Old Fort
  • Great Views
  • Difficulty level

    Level 3: Medium

  • Duration

    1hr

  • Max. passengers

    500

  • Booking Code

    INCL-HEI1

  • Notices

    Dress according to local weather conditions.

Vestmannaeyjar might be quaint with a modest population, but it is rich in history and natural beauty. This walking tour of the island with an informative local guide offers the chance to get to know some of its highlights up close. The walking tour begins at the naturally formed harbor, which was almost destroyed in the massive eruption in 1973. After a short walk we will reach ‘Skansinn’, a replica of the old fort built by orders of the Danish king in the 17th century to protect the islands from theft and for foreign trade. Nearby, we find a wooden church and Landlyst, the oldest house on the island. From Skansinn, we walk up a small hill that offers great view of the island. From there, we continue over the new lava formed in the dramatic eruption in 1973. The tour ends outside Sagnheimar Folk Museum in the center of town.

Practical information:

  • Remarks/requirements: Dress according to local weather conditions.

  • Walking information: Approximately 1.3 miles / Paved and gravel ground.

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.

  • Language: English.