Westman Islands, Volcanoes and Glaciers
Today after breakfast, you will be driven 45 minutes to Heimaey which is the main town of the Westman Islands. You will be provided with several options of things to do whilst on the island including:
A tour of the natural sites
A visit to the natural history museum
A visit to “Pompeii of the North” which is the buried section of the town
A hike up Heimaklettur, at the top of which you are blessed with breathtaking views
Puffin patrol, see if you can spot any puffins wandering about. Some babies often wander off and need to be returned to their nests
After you will continue to Eyjafjallajökull which is the volcano which disrupted all of Europe’s air traffic.
You will then head to the bottom of a nearby glacier called Sólheimajökull. Here you will be met by our expert glacier guide who will teach you how to walk on a glacier safely. You will observe several crevasses, ice caves, and towering seracs. After this, you will visit another magnificent waterfall called Skogarfoss, which drops a couple of hundred feet in a mass of water.
You will then return to the mainland where you will then visit two further waterfalls including Seljalandsfoss which is special because you can actually walk behind it. After this, you will be taken to a wilderness lodge where you'll stay the the next couple of nights.