The Westman Islands, or as the locals call it: “Vestmannaeyjar”, is a unique place to experience during your trip to Iceland. Vestmannaeyjar is an island with rich history. Don’t miss out on the amazing nature scenery, exceptional restaurants and fascinating museums. On this page we’ll share some of the things that we recommend experiencing.
The Eldheimar exhibition focuses on the 1973 volcanic eruption in Vestmannaeyjar, without a doubt one of Iceland’s biggest natural disasters. Visitors get a glimpse into peoples lives on Heimaey before the eruption that would change their lives forever.
Experience the local culture of visiting the swimming pool, which is warm all year round. With inside and outside pools, water slides, jacuzzi and a children’s pool, it’s considered one of the best swimming pools in Iceland.
Vestmannaeyjar Golf Club was founded in 1938, making it the third oldest golf club in the country. A magnificent 18-hole course in the midst of the beautiful nature of Vestmannaeyjar.
Outside area with a playground for kids, by the harbor. New and exciting area which will be finalized in 2023.
To most Icelanders the sport traditionally characterizing the islands is “sprang”, a miniature version of cliff rappelling, now mainly practiced at Skiphellar, not far from the harbor.
Visit Vestmannaeyjar offers a great overview of the attractions in Vestmannaeyjar as well as places of interest.
They also offer a free map of the island, where you get an overview of the local companies and nearby services, useful phone numbers and hiking routes.
Here you can see an overview of the events in Vestmannaeyjar throughout the year.
Most museums are only open from May 1st-Sept 30th.
Eldheimar and Sea life trust is open year round.
At Heimaleiga you’ll find a variety of apartments to rent, while discovering the land of fire and ice.