Westman Islands (Vestmannaeyjar), Iceland

Westman Islands (Vestmannaeyjar) is a town and archipelago off the south coast of Iceland. The largest island is Heimaey, the others are uninhabited.

Heimay is part of the Westmann Islands and is famous for a volcanic eruption in 1973. The resulting lava flow threatened the entire town. Luckily fishing boats in port where able to evacuate threatened residents.

Things to See & Do

* Natural History Museum
* Walk the most recent lava field
* Whale watching
* Climb Heimaklettur – rock formation
* Explore the harbor area

General Information

Cruise Season – May - Oct
Currency – Icelandic króna (ISK)
Language – Icelandic
Population – 4,200 approx. (Vestmannaeyjar)
Area – 13.4km²
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus zero hours
International Country Telephone Code + 354

Travel Links – Eagle air (Ernir) flies a daily scheduled air service in the summer between Westman Islands and Reykjavík. The flight time is only 25 minutes.

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