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The Westman Islands

The Westman Islands

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Published by Geoscan .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL13214829M
ISBN 109979560088
ISBN 109789979560081
OCLC/WorldCa61200239


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The Westman Islands Download PDF EPUB FB2

Welcome to Westman islands the best kept secret of iceland Round Trip One Way Landeyjahöfn Westman Islands Departure Return Persons 0 Adult - + Children - + Seniors - + Teenagers - + Choose vehicle 0 Car less then 5 meters long - + Car less then 5m long and higher then m - + Car from 5.

The easiest and cheapest way to get to Vestmannaeyjar is with the ferry Herjólfur. During the summer and often in the winter it runs from the harbor Landeyjahöfn and only takes about 35 minutes.

During the winter it is more likely to run from Þorlákshöfn harbour and then the sailing time is about hours. Ferry to Westman Islands: Book your ferry tickets to from Landeyjahöfn to Westman Islands / Vestmannaeyjar.

The ferry trip with Herjólfur is around minutes one way. You can take your car, bicycle and motorhome on the ferry but be sure to book that in advance to secure your spot. We manage any bookings related to Westman islands Vestmannaeyjar. As well as private and group tours. Best info side about Vestmannaeyjar - Westman Islands.

About Westman Islands. Referred to as the “Pompeii of the North”, the Westman Islands, Vestmannaeyjar in Icelandic, is a chain of 15 islands located off the south coast of Iceland. Out of those 15 islands only one is inhabited, the island Heimaey, where you. Westman Islands tours introduce you to an archipelago of 15 islands and 30 rock stacks off Iceland’s South Coast.

Explore the area by boat, visit the puffin colonies that nest there throughout summer or immerse yourself in the region's colourful history and culture.

The Westman Islands is a great place to see some puffins and you can see them both by visiting the Stórhöfði cape or by doing a boat tour around the islands. If you’re cray-cray for puffins and you enjoy very local experiences, you might want to consider visiting the islands in the fall and join the rescue mission when the young puffins.

Westmann Islands, Iceland Known as Vestmannaeyjar locally, the Westmann Isles are Iceland’s most important and newest island group, just 5, years old and still active volcanically. The latest addition, Surtsey, came courtesy of an undersea eruption in The Westman Islands, or Vestmannaeyjar, are an archipelago of 15 islands and 30 rock stacks off the South Coast of Iceland.

Aside from their incredible natural beauty, the islands have the world’s largest population of nesting puffins in summer and their own fascinating history.

Booking Westman Islands offers various tours in Westman Islands. We also operate a bike rental and Trike-E-Bike rental. Among tours we offer are hiking and walking tours, sightseeing tours were we combine various activities, private tours and group tours.

5/5(7). Vestmannaeyjar (sometimes called the Westman Islands) is a town and archipelago off the south coast of Iceland. The largest island, Heimaey, has a population of 4, The other islands are uninhabited. The town was evacuated in because of the Eldfell eruption.

The eruption destroyed one fifth of the town before the lava flow was stopped by putting billion gallons ( billion litres. Book now. We start the day with a drive to Landeyjahöfn, as we pass through all the astonishing scenery the south coast of Iceland has to offer, including waterfalls, glaciers and volcanoes where we catch the ferry over to the Westman : Hiddeniceland.

The Westman Islands, as they are also known, are set among the richest fishing grounds in the North Atlantic ocean. Millions of sea birds make the islands their home: the guillemot, gannet, kittiwake, Iceland gull, and puffin nest in the islands' cliffs and rocky grottoes, feeding and raising their young.

Jagged and black, the Vestmannaeyjar (sometimes called the Westman Islands) form 15 eye-catching silhouettes off the southern shore. The islands were created by submarine volcanoes aro years ago, except for Surtsey, the archipelago’s newest addition, which rose from the waves in Herjólfur ferry sails to Þorlákshöfn at least earlier part of the day.

Departure from Vestmannaeyjar at Departure from Þorlákshöfn at Our passengers are advised not to leave their car in either harbor (Landeyjahöfn or Þorlákshöfn) since the schedule may vary between days. Following departures have benn cancelled (from.

Seeing the Westman Islands with Eyja Tours Most everything you’ll find on this web site or in our book are things we have seen or done during one of our Iceland trips. Eyja Tours on the Westman Islands was an exception: I had met the owners on the Westman Islands, but not actually done the tour.

My favorite underappreciated corner of Iceland is the Westman Islands — the no-longer-secret discovery of our Rick Steves Iceland guidebook co-author, Ian Watson.

This installment of my Iceland blog series explains why, if you want to escape some of the tourists — and can flex with unpredictable weather — the Westman Islands are worth fitting into your Iceland itinerary. Visit Westman Islands, Vestmannaeyjar.

2, likes 11 talking about this were here. Westman Islands / Vestmannaeyjar are one of the best kept secrets in Iceland and you haven't seen Iceland 5/5(8).

Book Hotels. Westman Islands Planning a Trip in Westman Islands Getting There. By Ferry-- Herjólfur, Þorlákshöfn harbor (tel.

; ), makes two round-trips daily in summer between Þorlákshöfn and Heimaey, but only one trip on Saturdays and holidays. One-way tickets are 2,kr ($32/£16) adults, 1,kr ($16/£8. The Wonders of Westman Islands Experience the Westman Island on a friendly and personal way with your local guide that will take you around the whole island.

You will get to explore the whole island and witness for example Icelandic sheeps, horses and puffins. Westman Islands is a place belonging to Iceland. It is located in the south of Iceland and it is one of the destinations, where not a lot of tourists venture.

But that doesn’t mean that there is nothing to do there. There is a lot of things to do and see in the Westman Islands. Besides it. Getting there and about. One reason I decided to go to the Westman Islands in the first place was because it was easy.

Spending almost 4-days driving along Iceland’s southern coast, a daylong detour to the Westman Islands was convenient, especially since I stayed at the nearby luxury getaway the Hotel port Landeyjahöfn was an easy minute drive from my hotel, and is. See Who's Going to Westman Islands Festival (Þjóðhátíð) in Vestmannaeyjabær, Iceland.

Merchants' Weekend Festival celebrates Iceland's annual shopkeeper's holiday with a non-stop party. Guests can experience the unique island culture through local food, folk songs, camping and displays of torches and fireworks. In tents and under the stars, international visitors can celebrate alo 5/5.

Lastly, the population of the Westman Islands went from totemporarily, during the volcanic eruption, as all the inhabitants fled to the mainland. Today around people live in the Westman Islands.

There are two ways to get to Vestmannaeyjar, by ferry or by plane. The Westman Islands are an archipelago of 15 islands off the south coast of Iceland. The islands are known for their beautiful landscapes and rich birdlife.

InHeimaey – the largest and only populated island of the Westman Islands – reached newspapers all over the world.

On Janu the volcano Eldfell started erupting unexpectedly. The eruption buried around homes in lava. Vestmannaeyjar or the Westman Islands are a 15 island and 30 rock archipelago found off the South Coast of Iceland. Heimaey is the largest of the islands and the only one with permanent residence.

All of the islands were formed in submarine volcanic eruptions – the oldest being Heimaey and the newest Surtsey formed from to Visit the Vestmannaeyjar islands, a small volcanic archipelago off the south coast of Iceland, and explore its spectacular nature and haunting history.

This 14 hour day trip is operated by air conditioned coach and boat. Formed by volcanic eruptions over the p years, the 15 islands that make up the Westman Islands archipelago, or Vestmannaeyjar in Icelandic, are quite young in.

Visit Westman Islands, Vestmannaeyjar. 2, likes 4 talking about this were here. Westman Islands / Vestmannaeyjar are one of the best kept secrets in Iceland and you haven't seen Iceland 5/5(8). The Westman Islands are called the Vestmannaeyjar in Icelandic, or “west man islands.” Back in the s, a bunch of Vikings sailed west to the modern-day British Isles to pillage and kidnap some damsels and then continued on towards : Noelle Salmi.

Westman Islands (Vestmannaeyjar) main islands is called Heimaey and it has the population of around The Island is surrounded by 15 other uninhabited islands (although 6 of them have single hunting cabins) and around 30 rocks and skerries making our seabird life very rich and bountiful.

The swimming pool in the Westman islands was first opened in In was started to build a new outdoor part of the swimming pool and it was opened in and is considered among the best in Iceland. The indoor swimming pool is 25 x 11 meters with 0,9% salted water. The Westman Islands is the largest puffin colony in the world and there are a variety of tours available year round, No trip to Iceland is complete without a visit to Vestmannaeyjar, an archipelago composed of 14 small islands featuring stunning volcanic landscapes and rich birdlife.

Book your Daytour with us. Vestmannaeyjar, or the Westman Islands, is a stunning archipelago off Iceland’s south coast. Sometimes called “Pompeii of the North,” all of the archipelago’s islands have evolved from underwater eruptions.

The newest addition to the group, Surtsey, was created. VikingTours ™ organizes group trips and private tours to the Westman Islands.

We offer staff trips, annual holidays, graduation trips, uncertain trips and outings. We work closely with all the major players in the tourism and restaurant services on the island and always do our best.

Our Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands) private tour allows you to experience the beautiful island Vestmannaeyjar just south of the south coast of Iceland in a private vehicle with your own driver-guide.

The tour starts with a pickup at your accommodation in the greater metropolitan area of Reykjavik. The Vestmannaeyar golf course is located on one of the Vestman Islands which are group of islands of the south coast of Iceland. The golf course is set in an old volcano, is a wonderful test of golf.

Teeing off against a backdrop of volcanic walls; changing wind directions on the same hole and playing across and over the sea are all features of.

Our beautiful Westman Islands. Westman Islands (Vestmannaeyjar) are one of the best hidden gems in Iceland. Our visitors nr. 1 regret is not to have spent enough time on our island so we suggest that you at least spend one night. It takes forty minutes to get to Westman Islands by ferry, one of the best kept secrets in Iceland.

You can go there on a day tour or stay there for longer. There are many things to do on the island, whether it is walking on top of Eldfell or visit museums or cafes in town. It is also possible to go on a sightseeing tour around the islands. Last weekend the boyfriend, my friend Elli and his boyfriend Johan drove out of town really early in the morning to catch the first boat to the Westman Islands at Nowadays the boat, Herjólfur, leaves from a place called Landeyjahöfn and the journey only takes about minutes (and costs mere ISK).The sea was calm and the weather nice so you hardly noticed you were on a boat.

As you drive along the South Coast of Iceland toward Seljalandsfoss waterfall, you’ll pass the Westman islands or Vestmannaeyjar. Southern Iceland is known for volcanic eruptions and this unspoiled archipelago is the result of volcanic activity. To get to the Elephant Rock in Iceland is easy to get to via ferry.

Book your ferry tickets on. Visit The Westman Islands. Finally, here you go a couple of tips for getting into this incredible archipelago of Westman Islands: Take the ferry from Landeyjahöfn, it is only a minute ride.

You can buy your tickets online. We suggest booking them in advance to ensure your incredible trip.It was actually us interns who came up with the idea of visiting Vestmannaeyjar, the Westman Islands, during wintertime, and to find the least expensive way of getting there.

Our research on Strætó’s website left us with one option: taking a bus in the wee hours of the morning and finding somewhere we could wait in Þorlákshöfn, the small town from which the ferry leaves in the winter.Book Hotels. Westman Islands Best Restaurants in Westman Islands At press time, a new upscale restaurant Vestmenn was slated to open at Bárustígur Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice.

Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning.