Dear guest!

On behalf of Vestmannaeyjar I would like to welcome you to our beautiful Island. Ever since settlers arrived in late 8th century the community has relied on its natural resources, in particular the fishing, the variety of birds and farming the land. In Vestmannaeyjar you can choose between variety of activities, entertainment or simply enjoy the exceptional nature of the Island. You will certainly experience a spectacular and contrasting nature.

The authentic Island, Heimaey, consists of palagonite tuff, rough lava and a lively town populated by 4,300 inhabitants. When climbing the hills or sailing close to them, you will learn that the cliffs are filled with birds, such as puffins, gannets, kittiwakes and guillemots. You can also take a walk in the untouched rough and sharp-edged lava or learn about the village that went under the lava during the volcanic eruption in 1973, which shaped both the Island and the way of living. After a long day you can relax in the multi-use swimming pool, play golf in one of the most beautiful golf course in Iceland or enjoy the variety of restaurants and bars.

Look forward seeing you in Vestmannaeyjar.

Íris Róbertsdóttir
Mayor of Vestmannaeyjar