Volcanic Vestmannaeyjar (Westmen Isles) are more accessible than ever. In 2010, a new harbor was built right opposite the islands making it feasible to visit from Reykjavik in one day.

We travel across lava fields and farmland before we board a ferry for a 35 minute ride to the only inhabited island in the Vestmannaeyjar archipelago – Heimaey Island (Home Island) with its 4,500 inhabitants. You’ll get to know the island, its history and geology during your visit. You’ll spend enough time on the island to enjoy its major attractions. There are plenty of roads and trails on the island but few cars – making the island an ideal place for cycling.

Once on Heimaey Island, we get on our bikes and pedal to view the main attractions on the islands such as Pompei of the North, puffin colonies in summer, Helgafell volcano, the lava field from 1973, houses that half collapsed due to the lava flow and more!

  • Private tours only – please ask for availability and price.
  • Departure time: We start from Reykjavik at a time that coincides with the ferry time.
  • Duration: +/- 11 hours
  • Distance:  +/- 11 km (7 miles) of cycling on the island
  • Difficulty: There are many hills and you’ll cycle over some rugged lava fields. We normally use mountain bikes for this tour but e-bikes are an option.
  • Meeting pointClick here to see a map (pick-up available)
  • Price: please ask.
  • Number of participants: 1-14
  • Personal insurance is not included. Terms & conditions.