Heimaey Shore Excursions

Heimaey Shore Excursions

If you’re planning a cruise ship or shore excursion to Iceland, make sure to add Heimaey to your list of must-visit destinations. This beautiful island is located just off the south coast of Iceland and offers a wealth of natural beauty, fascinating history, and unique experiences.

One of the main reasons visitors flock to Heimaey is the opportunity to see its famous puffin colonies. These adorable birds can be found throughout the island and are a real treat to watch as they fly, swim, and nest. Heimaey is one of the best places in Iceland to see puffins up close, making it a must-visit destination for bird enthusiasts.

But puffins are just one of the many reasons to visit Heimaey. The island is home to a small but vibrant population of around 4,000 people, many of whom are involved in the local fishing industry. Visitors can explore the charming town of Vestmannaeyjar, which has a rich history dating back to the early settlement of Iceland.

One of the most fascinating aspects of Heimaey’s history is the volcanic eruption that took place in 1973. The eruption lasted for several months and caused widespread damage to the island, including the burial of many homes and buildings in lava. Visitors can see the impact of the eruption for themselves by visiting the Eldheimar Museum, which tells the story of the eruption and its aftermath.

In addition to its natural beauty and rich history, Heimaey is also a paradise for shore excursions. Visitors can go hiking, kayaking, and even take a dip in the island’s geothermal pools. There are also plenty of opportunities for fishing, whale watching, and other water-based activities.

Whether you’re a nature lover, a history buff, or simply looking for a unique and unforgettable experience, Heimaey is a must-visit destination in Iceland. With its stunning natural beauty, rich history, and abundance of activities, this island has something for everyone.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should you choose our services?

Selection of the tours that we provide works well with cruise ship arrivals. Both the transfers and day tours.

Our drivers and guides speak English.

If you need assistance, you get access to our customer care via email, live chat, and phone any time of the day

Will I make it on time before my cruise ship departure?

If you have a same-day departure, please make sure that you choose a tour that returns at least 30min. before your cruise ship’s departure. If you are not sure what tour options fit your plan, email us at booking@iceland-highlights.com, and we will gladly help you find the best option.

Should I book services well ahead of time?

Yes, it is very important that you prebook it well ahead of time. The closer it gets to the date of your arrival, the less likely that there will be any availability.

What are your cancellation policies?

Private tours canceled with 48 notice – full refund.

Private tours canceled with less than 48 hours’ notice – no refund.

Shared tours canceled with more than 24 hours notice – full refund.

Shared tours canceled with less than 24 hours notice – no refund.

Private transfers canceled with more than 24 hours notice – full refund.

Private transfers canceled with less than 24 hours notice – no refund.

If the tour or transfer services are canceled due to bad weather – full reimbursement is provided.

Please note that a 2% merchant fee is not refundable for the services that are canceled by the client.

Day tours