- Prestvík Beach
- Eldfell Volcano
- Black sand beaches
About Tour - Volcano ATV tour in Westman Islands
Experience the Thrill of a Lifetime: ATV Volcano Tour in Westman Islands
Gear up for an unforgettable adventure by booking our exhilarating one-hour ATV volcano tour. This guided tour, suitable for all skill levels, offers the ultimate blend of action and exploration amidst the awe-inspiring volcano in the Westman Islands.
Your adventure begins as you meet our expert ATV guides at their base on Heimaey, the vibrant hub of the Westman Islands. Don’t worry about prior experience, as our automatic and user-friendly ATVs make for an effortless ride. However, please ensure that drivers possess a valid license, and passengers must be at least six years old.
First things first, we’ll ensure your comfort and safety by providing overalls, balaclavas, gloves, and helmets. You’ll receive thorough instructions on operating the ATV from our knowledgeable guide, emphasizing safety as our top priority.
Once fully prepared, get ready to embark on an exhilarating journey through the captivating volcano lava fields. Feel the rush of freedom as the wind brushes against your face, and immerse yourself in the stunning natural surroundings. Throughout the ride, our expert guide will regale you with captivating stories, breathing life into the exceptional scenery.
Discover the remarkable Prestvik beach, where the dramatic rescue of stranded sailors from the Pelagus fishing ship unfolded. Hear about the astounding bravery displayed by rescuers and firefighters in the face of perilous conditions. Witness the spot where Gudlaugur Fridthorsson reached shore after swimming 3.7 miles (6 kilometers) in the frigid darkness to escape the sinking of his fishing boat in 1984. As the sole survivor, Fridthorsson’s harrowing journey continued, as he sought a safe passage onto land before traversing 1.9 miles (3 kilometers) of volcanic scree.
Another highlight of the tour is the drive around the imposing lava and into the majestic Eldfell volcanic cone. Formed during a significant eruption in 1973, this event caused a major crisis, leading to the destruction of nearly 400 homes and a temporary evacuation of residents.
As you explore the landscape, gain valuable insights into the volcano’s impact on the islanders and the surrounding terrain. Our friendly guide will gladly answer any questions, and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to stop and capture breathtaking photos to cherish forever.
This unmissable tour offers a unique opportunity to witness the harshness of the volcano, behold the mesmerizing scenery, and delve into the rich historical sights of the Westman Islands. Don’t miss your chance to embark on this extraordinary adventure, complete with a knowledgeable guide and endless fun.
Ride through the captivating volcano lava fields, experience the raw power of the volcano, and immerse yourself in the captivating surroundings for an unforgettable experience.
Book your spot now to secure this exceptional ATV tour, and get ready for an unparalleled adventure in the remarkable Westman Islands.
- 1 hour ATV tour in Westman Islands
- All necessary equipment:
- waterproof overalls
- ATV tour guide
What to bring
- Good outdoor shoes
- Outdoor clothes suitable for the weather conditions of the day
Good to know
- Departures every day at 10.30, 12.00 and 15.00 – or after agreement.
- This tour is operated all year round.
- Please be at our location at least 30 minutes before departure. The tour is only 1 hour and we like to have fun for 1 hour. We usually start preparing for the tour earlier.
- Drivers must have a valid driver’s license.
- Passengers must be six years or older.