South Iceland - Westman Islands - a recent eruptive site with 5000 inhabitants

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Westman Islands - a recent eruptive site with 5000 inhabitants

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(33 reviews)
South of Iceland, South Iceland, Iceland
60 mins

About the tour

One night in 1973 eruption started very close to a town of 5500 inhabitants. An impromptu evacuation saved them all that night but they had to stay away from their homes the next 3 years due to poisonous gases from the lavafield. When they returned over 30% of all homes were underneath 10 - 45 m thick ash and lava. Still ... life goes on ...

Meet Albert


Albert is a freelance tourguide, determined to provide his guests with a personal and memorable experience from their visit to his beloved Iceland.

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to South Iceland with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 60 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from South Iceland. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Janet R.

02 October 2021

He is very knowledgeable. I was there in 2019 and he fleshed out my experience of the Heyman's

jean H.

14 September 2021

Great tour and so interestingly explained.. Quite fascinating to learn about such a different country, with a lifestyle so different from our own. Always good to be out with Albert!


13 September 2021

Great trip.

JUDY in Australia C.

13 September 2021

He is a good tour guide and explained well about the recent volcanic eruptive site. Good on you Albert !!

Theresa M.

12 September 2021

It sounded good,Albert's tours I have been on previously were interesting so would have expected the same

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