Exploring The Island of Heimaey Vestmannaeyjar
Sea story to Heimaey
- You can book your trip here but pay attention to the harbor as they sail from different harbors depending of weather and season.
- There are 2 harbors Þorlákshöfn and Landeyjahöfn (the website will tell you which harbor you need to book from)
- You can also bring you car (in good weather that is) just make sure you book the ticket “passenger with car.”
Crossing to Heimeay Vestmannaeyjar
I found bravery amid a sea of regurgitation (visualizing this yet??) to go on deck and find that three people recovered after the overboard food episode. I had to go to the other side of the deck just to make sure I didn’t encounter the aftermath. The ferry was crashing against the furious waves as if they were in a duel of death. The rain had finally come to a halt while wind gusts remained strong. Amid the tumultuous surroundings, I found myself enjoying the great sunset over the Atlantic.
We finally arrived at the Island and hibernated in our rooms; needed to be refreshed for the early morning start! New day, sun was shining so we had a quick breakfast and headed out begin our excursion. First stop, the lava field. As you venture further, you will see houses that were engulfed by the lava. Many created signs to identify whose house was underneath the ashes. The sight was impressive; it was a very raw feeling of witnessing what Mother Nature is capable of.
After roaming amid nature for a few hours, I found myself back on the main street exploring some…boutiques (Sometimes a girl just can’t help herself!) The town is a very small and the houses are super quaint. Headed back to the hotel (Hotel Vestmannaeyjar) and met with some of the group for dinner. Unsurprisingly, everything was delicious.
On our last day on the island, before heading back on the dreaded ferry, we came across a place that had one of the best views of the island. This place is not for the faint of heart! I sat there and enjoyed as much as I could and took in all the beauty of Heimaey. Driving back, we made an impromptu stop to play with Icelandic horses. How can you say no to such fluffy horses?!