Heimaey Island

RIB Boat Tour

Badge of ExcellenceVestmannaeyjabær, Iceland

From $112.37

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Hop in a rigid inflatable boat (RIB) to discover the nature around the Westman Islands. Offering an up-close alternative to a big boat tour, the experience gives you a more intimate look at the puffin colonies, secluded coves, and sea caves for which the rugged islands are known. Numbers are capped at just six people on board.
  • Stay safe and warm with a provided lifejacket and rescue overalls
  • Learn about the Westman Islands from a local guide as you cruise
  • Enjoy close-up views and unobstructed photo opportunities
  • Have the chance to meet like-minded travelers on a small-group tour

What's Included

  • Life Jacket
  • Rescue Overalls

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Ægisgata 2
      Ægisgata 2, 900 Vestmannaeyjabær, Iceland

      We are located at the harbor, where the smaller boats are docked - East of restaurant Tanginn and in front of the Sealife Trust Aquarium.

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Beautiful Scenery & Kind Guide
    Sarah_S, Aug 2022
    Would highly recommend this tour! While our tour was unfortunately cancelled due to weather, the owner & guide, Haraldur, wanted to ensure that my husband and I still got to see the puffins. He went out of his way to drive us to the puffin roosting area on the south side of the island. Haraldur was very kind to us & shared valuable information about Heimaey and it’s human and animal inhabitants. Thank you very much for the hospitality & memorable experience! Hoping to join your tour again when we return!
    Would highly recommend!
    Julie_K, Aug 2021
    We have a fantastic tour in August. Guide was very informative and made the tour so much fun. Up close to puffins and sea birds with a small group. Would highly recommend!
    Terrific RIB tour
    Jere_L, Jul 2021
    After going to 4 other locations that were wrong I found the right RIB tour. (Viator gave me the wrong address and I was ready to give up.) I am so glad I found it. This was FABULOUS!! Halle and Irene (father and daughter) are an incredible team. The weather was not pleasant and cold and rainy and windy with very low visibility, but we were warm in the “survivor suit” they provided and the sights were absolutely unique and special and a highlight. We felt safe and comfortable despite the bad weather. We booked a 1 hour RIB tour, but they took us out for almost 2 hours. The finale was special. We loved every moment. They were so helpful and enthusiastic and knowledgeable. I cannot recommend them enough. LOCATION: Please note they are located in a shipping container across the street from the Sea Life Trust Aquarium.
    Fantastic tour with fun, experienced guides!!!
    James_E, Jul 2021
    We very much enjoyed our tour! It is a locally owned company with extremely experienced guides. Couldn’t have been a more exciting boat tour with lots of information about the island and the history of it. We have travelled all over the world doing tours and Harald (probably not spelling that right) was was one of the most knowledgeable and enjoyable guides we’ve ever had. We also saw lots of puffins and got to see the small neighboring islands. Great experience!
    Fantastic rib boat trip
    Tone_M, Jul 2020
    Very good guide, autentic and secure. Much experience about the Island. Not to many tourists on the same boat.
    Absolut lohnenswerte Tour!
    Tina_E, Aug 2022
    Tolle Tour mit guter Vorbereitung - jedermann erhält einen Anzug zum Warmhalten auf 'See' sowie eine LIFE West. Auf der Fahrt erhielten wir zahlreiche interessante Infos und besuchten verschiedene Höhlen, Inselchen und Fels Formationen. Ein absolut lohnender Trip!! Vielen Dank!!!