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Heimaey

Heimaey is a small Icelandic island located off the south coast of Iceland, in the Vestmannaeyjar archipelago. It is the largest and most populated of the islands in the archipelago, and is home to around 4,500 people.

Heimaey is made up of a volcanic mountain range, with the highest peak being Eldfell, which is a dormant volcano. The island is connected to the mainland by a ferry service, and is known for its abundance of wildlife, including puffins, seals and whales.

Heimaey has a long and interesting history. In 1973, the island was struck by a volcanic eruption, which resulted in the evacuation of the entire population. In the aftermath of the eruption, the island was rebuilt and the population was allowed to return.

In recent years, Heimaey has become a popular tourist destination, with visitors attracted by its natural beauty and unique history. The island is also known for its fishing industry, which is still an important part of the local economy.

Heimaey is a beautiful and fascinating island, and it has a lot to offer visitors. With its stunning scenery, rich history and abundance of wildlife, it is an ideal destination for those looking for a unique and memorable experience.

Excursion tips for a day in Heimaey

As a tourist in Heimaey in Island, there are plenty of activities to do in a day. Here is a list of some of the most popular activities:

1. Visit the Eldfell Volcano: Take a guided tour of the Eldfell Volcano and learn about its eruption in 1973, which changed the landscape of the island.

2. Explore the Westman Islands: Go on a tour of the Westman Islands and explore the unique wildlife and breathtaking views.

3. Visit the Westman Islands Museum: Learn more about the culture and history of the Westman Islands at this museum.

4. Go whale watching: Take a boat tour and spot some of the many whales that live in the area.

5. Take a hike: Explore the island’s natural beauty on a hike around the island.

6. Go fishing: Take a fishing charter and catch some of the local fish.

7. Visit the local markets: Shop for local souvenirs and crafts at the local markets.

8. Relax on the beach: Take a break and enjoy the sun, sand and sea.

9. Visit the local aquarium: Get up close with some of the local marine life at the aquarium.

10. Go bird watching: Spot some of the many species of birds that live in the area.

Experience Heimaey with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Heimaey. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Heimaey

The climate in Heimaey in Island is generally mild, with temperatures ranging from mild to cool throughout the year. In the summer months, temperatures can reach up to 15°C during the day, while in the winter months temperatures can drop to below 0°C. The island receives a fair amount of rainfall throughout the year, with the most occurring in the winter months. The island is also known for its strong winds, particularly in the winter months. Overall, Heimaey in Island has a mild climate with temperatures ranging from mild to cool throughout the year, with a fair amount of rainfall and strong winds throughout the year.

Cruise weather for Heimaey

Our weather forecast for Heimaey helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 14th 2024 Jul. 14th 2024 max: 12.0 °C
min: 11.6 °C
27.4 m/s
36.4 m/s
91.1 %
21.7 m
90.2 %
1,015 hPa
03:43:58
23:08:08
Jul. 15th 2024 Jul. 15th 2024 max: 11.6 °C
min: 11.4 °C
12.2 m/s
19.8 m/s
73.3 %
24.1 m
86.8 %
1,012 hPa
03:46:39
23:05:37
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 11.5 °C
min: 10 °C
31.0 m/s
40.7 m/s
91.5 %
24.1 m
86.4 %
1,012 hPa
03:49:23
23:03:02
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 11.5 °C
min: 10.9 °C
25.6 m/s
34.2 m/s
93.0 %
24.1 m
87.9 %
1,014 hPa
03:52:08
23:00:25
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 11.9 °C
min: 11.2 °C
20.5 m/s
21.6 m/s
85.6 %
18.2 m
91.7 %
1,011 hPa
03:54:56
22:57:44
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 11.5 °C
min: 11.1 °C
24.1 m/s
32.4 m/s
85.5 %
18.6 m
93.7 %
1,010 hPa
03:57:46
22:55:01
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 12.1 °C
min: 11.1 °C
14.0 m/s
19.4 m/s
92.5 %
24.1 m
91.1 %
1,008 hPa
04:00:38
22:52:15
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 11.3 °C
min: 10.2 °C
13.7 m/s
14.4 m/s
96.4 %
24.1 m
91.5 %
1,005 hPa
04:03:31
22:49:27
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 13.2 °C
min: 11.2 °C
17.2 m/s
21.0 m/s
22.6 %
24.1 m
87.1 %
1,009 hPa
04:06:25
22:46:36
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 12.6 °C
min: 10.6 °C
32.0 m/s
38.5 m/s
22.6 %
24.1 m
84.6 %
1,016 hPa
04:09:20
22:43:43
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 11.2 °C
min: 10.2 °C
22.7 m/s
27.4 m/s
87.1 %
24.1 m
83.1 %
1,016 hPa
04:12:17
22:40:48
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 12.3 °C
min: 10.7 °C
23.8 m/s
34.2 m/s
99.4 %
23.3 m
88.7 %
1,010 hPa
04:15:14
22:37:51
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 12.1 °C
min: 10.5 °C
16.2 m/s
21.2 m/s
73.1 %
24.1 m
83.1 %
1,012 hPa
04:18:13
22:34:52
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 12.3 °C
min: 10.9 °C
57.6 m/s
77.0 m/s
84.2 %
22.7 m
83.6 %
1,002 hPa
04:21:11
22:31:52

Cruises to Heimaey

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Scheduled ship calls in Heimaey, Iceland
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jul. 14th 2024 Sunday, 14th of Jul. 2024 Seven Seas Splendor 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 16th 2024 Tuesday, 16th of Jul. 2024 MS Artania 12:00 pm 08:00 pm
Jul. 16th 2024 Tuesday, 16th of Jul. 2024 MS Sirena 08:00 am 07:00 pm
Jul. 23rd 2024 Tuesday, 23rd of Jul. 2024 Seabourn Quest 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 24th 2024 Wednesday, 24th of Jul. 2024 Seabourn Venture 12:00 pm 07:00 pm
Jul. 25th 2024 Thursday, 25th of Jul. 2024 MS Nieuw Statendam 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 1st 2024 Thursday, 1st of Aug. 2024 LE BELLOT 01:00 pm 07:15 pm
Aug. 2nd 2024 Friday, 2nd of Aug. 2024 Seabourn Sojourn 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 4th 2024 Sunday, 4th of Aug. 2024 Seabourn Venture 07:00 am 07:00 pm
Aug. 6th 2024 Tuesday, 6th of Aug. 2024 Seabourn Venture 06:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 7th 2024 Wednesday, 7th of Aug. 2024 Azamara Onward 09:00 am 03:00 pm
Aug. 8th 2024 Thursday, 8th of Aug. 2024 LE BELLOT 01:00 pm 07:15 pm
Aug. 12th 2024 Monday, 12th of Aug. 2024 LE CHAMPLAIN 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 13th 2024 Tuesday, 13th of Aug. 2024 Scenic Eclipse 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 17th 2024 Saturday, 17th of Aug. 2024 SH Vega 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 29th 2024 Thursday, 29th of Aug. 2024 Seabourn Venture 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 29th 2024 Thursday, 29th of Aug. 2024 SH Vega 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 30th 2024 Friday, 30th of Aug. 2024 Seabourn Sojourn 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 31st 2024 Saturday, 31st of Aug. 2024 Seabourn Venture 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Sep. 2nd 2024 Monday, 2nd of Sep. 2024 MS Deutschland 07:00 am 12:00 pm
May 17th 2025 Saturday, 17th of May 2025 Seabourn Venture 08:00 am 07:00 pm
May 26th 2025 Monday, 26th of May 2025 Carnival Miracle 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Jun. 1st 2025 Sunday, 1st of Jun. 2025 MS Amadea 08:00 am 02:00 pm
Jun. 2nd 2025 Monday, 2nd of Jun. 2025 LE CHAMPLAIN 09:30 am 03:00 pm
Jun. 4th 2025 Wednesday, 4th of Jun. 2025 HANSEATIC nature 11:30 am 06:00 pm
Jun. 4th 2025 Wednesday, 4th of Jun. 2025 LE CHAMPLAIN 10:30 am 06:00 pm
Jun. 6th 2025 Friday, 6th of Jun. 2025 HANSEATIC nature 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jun. 9th 2025 Monday, 9th of Jun. 2025 SH Vega 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jun. 11th 2025 Wednesday, 11th of Jun. 2025 LE CHAMPLAIN 10:30 am 06:00 pm
Jun. 16th 2025 Monday, 16th of Jun. 2025 HANSEATIC nature 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 4th 2025 Friday, 4th of Jul. 2025 Seabourn Sojourn 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 7th 2025 Monday, 7th of Jul. 2025 Carnival Miracle 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Jul. 8th 2025 Tuesday, 8th of Jul. 2025 Seven Seas Grandeur 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Jul. 14th 2025 Monday, 14th of Jul. 2025 Scenic Eclipse 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 19th 2025 Saturday, 19th of Jul. 2025 LE BELLOT 10:30 am 03:00 pm
Jul. 20th 2025 Sunday, 20th of Jul. 2025 MS Rotterdam 07:00 am 03:00 pm
Jul. 24th 2025 Thursday, 24th of Jul. 2025 Scenic Eclipse 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 26th 2025 Saturday, 26th of Jul. 2025 LE BELLOT 01:00 pm 07:15 pm
Jul. 27th 2025 Sunday, 27th of Jul. 2025 MS Amadea 07:00 am 01:00 pm
Jul. 27th 2025 Sunday, 27th of Jul. 2025 Seabourn Venture 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 29th 2025 Tuesday, 29th of Jul. 2025 LE BELLOT 10:30 am 06:00 pm
Jul. 30th 2025 Wednesday, 30th of Jul. 2025 LE CHAMPLAIN 10:30 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 5th 2025 Tuesday, 5th of Aug. 2025 LE BELLOT 10:30 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 7th 2025 Thursday, 7th of Aug. 2025 SH Vega 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 10th 2025 Sunday, 10th of Aug. 2025 MS Sirena 08:00 am 07:00 pm
Aug. 13th 2025 Wednesday, 13th of Aug. 2025 MS Marina 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 17th 2025 Sunday, 17th of Aug. 2025 Seabourn Sojourn 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 18th 2025 Monday, 18th of Aug. 2025 MS Nieuw Statendam 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 19th 2025 Tuesday, 19th of Aug. 2025 SH Vega 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 22nd 2025 Friday, 22nd of Aug. 2025 Azamara Quest 09:00 am 06:00 pm

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