Westman Islands - Hotel Rangá - Luxury Hotel in South Iceland

Westman Islands

Drive from hotel

1.5 hrs

Accessability

Boat or plane

Season

All

It takes forty minutes to get to Westman Islands by ferry, one of the best kept secrets in Iceland.
You can go there on a day tour or stay there for longer. There are many things to do on the island, whether it is walking on top of Eldfell or visit museums or cafes in town.  It is also possible to go on a sightseeing tour around the islands.

FAQ about Westman Islands

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The Westman Islands are cluster of islands located off the south coast of Iceland close to the village Hvolsvöllur. Heimaey is the only island that is inhabited, there are two active volcanoes on the island, one of them Eldfell erupted last in 1973. 

From Hotel Rangá the shortest way to get to the island is by boat from Landeyjahöfn, it takes 30 min to drive from Hotel Rangá to Landeyjahöfn. From there it is a 40 min ferry ride. During the summer there are flights available from Bakki airport. 

No it is not neccessary to bring a car over to the island, the distances are fairly short for walking and there are bus tours available on the island. However if you have trouble walking we do reccommend bringing a car over. It is possible to book a car on the ferry. 

There are plenty of things to do and see on the islands such as boat tours, rib safari, puffin watching, great restaurant for dining, museums and more. 

Distances from Westman Islands

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It takes 30 min to drive to the ferry, Herjólfur from Hotel Rangá from there it is a 40 min ferry ride. 

It takes 2 hrs. to drive to the ferry, Herjólfur from Reykjavík from there it is a 40 min ferry ride. 

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