Explore Vestmannaeyjar with the Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Discover the stunning beauty and rich history of Vestmannaeyjar (the Westman Islands) with the convenient and flexible Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour. This is the ideal and affordable way for visitors to explore Heimaey, the largest island in the archipelago, at their own pace while enjoying informative commentary and comfortable transportation.

What to Expect

The Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour in Vestmannaeyjar offers a comprehensive route that covers the island’s most significant attractions and scenic spots. With strategically located stops, the tour allows you to hop on and off as often as you like, giving you the freedom to tailor your itinerary to your interests.

Key Stops and Attractions

Herjólfsdalur (Herjólf's Valley)

Delve into Icelandic history by visiting Herjólfsdalur, where you can explore the reconstructed Viking longhouse and the archaeological remains of early settlements. The valley is also known for its beautiful natural scenery and hiking trails.

Eldfell Volcano

Experience the dramatic landscape of Eldfell, the volcano that erupted in 1973 and reshaped Heimaey. Hike to the summit for panoramic views of the island and learn about the eruption’s impact at the Eldheimar Museum.

Stórhöfði

Visit one of the windiest places in Europe, renowned for its birdwatching opportunities, especially puffins. The observation points here offer stunning views and a chance to connect with nature

Elephant Rock

Marvel at the natural wonder of Elephant Rock, a basalt formation that strikingly resembles an elephant dipping its trunk into the sea. This geological curiosity is a perfect spot for photography and enjoying the island's rugged coastline.

SEA LIFE TRUST Beluga Whale Sanctuary

The SEA LIFE Trust Beluga Whale Sanctuary is the world's first open-water Beluga whale sanctuary and is home to the Puffin Rescue Centre.

Vestmannaeyjar Golf Course

Golf enthusiasts can enjoy a round at this picturesque course, known for its unique location amidst volcanic craters and ocean views.

Downtown Vestmannaeyjar

Explore the charming town center, where you can shop for local crafts, enjoy Icelandic cuisine at cozy restaurants, and visit cultural sites like the Westman Islands History Museum.

Eldheimar museum

The exhibition showcases Iceland's 1973 volcanic eruption in Vestmannaeyjar and the 1963 Surtsey eruption, a new island that has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2008.

Practical Information

Operating Season

The Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour typically operates from late spring to early autumn (May to September) to take advantage of the milder weather and longer daylight hours.

Tickets

Tickets are kr. 4.000 per person and can be purchased online or on the bus at various locations on the island. Children 12 years old and younger pay kr. 2.500.

Frequency

Our bus runs at regular intervals every hour throughout the day from 11:00 to 17:00, ensuring that you have plenty of opportunities to visit each attraction without long waits.

Live guide

The tour includes a live local guide, providing insightful commentary about each stop and the island’s history, culture, and natural features in english.

Why Choose the Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour?

Convenience

Easy transportation around Heimaey without the need for a car.

Flexibility

Create your own itinerary and spend as much time as you like at each stop.

Comprehensive Coverage

Visit all major attractions and scenic spots on the island.

Informative Experience:

Learn about the history, geology, and culture of Vestmannaeyjar through engaging audio commentary.

Our stops / timetable

You can catch our bus at any of our five stops everyday between 11:00 and 17:00

:00

Harbour
/Ferry

:15

Herjólfsdalur
/Elephant rock

:30

Stórhöfði
/Puffin colony

:45

Eldfell
/Eldheimar museum

:50

Center
/Folk museum

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