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Hotel Vestmannaeyjar

Hótel Vestmannaeyjar allows guests to explore the Westman island's breath-taking scenery while providing comfortable and relaxing accommodation

The hotel provides direct access to fantastic hiking and bird watching and offers exciting activities and tours to help guests to enjoy the stay on the island

The hotel offers flexible room arrangements to accommodate all guests, from family rooms to suites. Rooms are all ensuite with TV and Wi-Fi.

Guests can also take advantage of the hotel's facilities. Our spa, beauty and massage parlour (with Jacuzzi and sauna) ensure guests are fully relaxed and entertained during their stay at Hótel Vestmannaeyjar.

Our bar and restaurant offer a sophisticated area for guests to socialise. Exquisite, locally sourced food, gives guests a true taste of the island!

The new harbour in Landeyjar has improved access to the island significantly, and the number of tourists visiting Heimaey has increased each year since its opening.

The ferry Herjólfur sails six times a day to and from Vestmannaeyjar during the summer and five times a day during the winter. The ferry ride takes only 30 minutes and you will enjoy beautiful scenery on the way.

Hotel Vestmannaeyjar has been expanded and renovated to meet the increasing demand for accomodation. The hotel now offers 43 spacious, ensuite rooms and elevator access to all floors.

Hotel Vestmannaeyjar

Vestmannabraut 28

GPS Points N63° 26' 26.268" W20° 16' 5.725"
Telephone

+354 481-2900

Fax

481-1696

Opening period All year
Service Open year round Horse riding Conference facilities Member of SAF, The Icelandic Travel Association Pharmacy Car rental Hotel / guesthouse Restaurant Tourist information center Swimming pool Sports hall Internet access Washing machine Police Hot pot Golf course Post office Handy craft for sale ATM Bank Boat tours Airport Sauna Health service Credit cards accepted Bar Car ferry
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Pompeii of the North

The volcanic eruption in Vestmannaeyjar in 1973 is, without doubt, considered the largest natural disaster in Iceland in recent history. The eruption begun on January 23rd on the island of Heimaey , the only populated island of the Vestmannaeyjar archipelago. After the evacuation of the inhabitants, and during the 5 months while the eruption lasted, there was much uncertainty as to whether or not the island could ever be repopulated.

The eruption, the destruction of a large part of the town, and the changed landscape of this tiny island made world news and when it was over, tourists and scientists alike from all over the world visited the island to witness the fury and the results of nature's forces.

Now more than 30 years have passed and the memories and signs of that spectacular natural fury are somewhat fading, but the lava and ash of the eruption silently covers almost 400 homes and buildings, a third of the town in 1973.

"Pompei of the North" is the name given to the project to excavate some of these homes. Its objective is to give visitors the opportunity to see with their own eyes what actually happened in 1973. Here is a unique, modern archeology dig that cannot be compared to anything else. The plan is to excavate 7-10 houses that were covered by ash. The project was started during the last part of June 2005. It is a carefully planned and ambitious task that is expected to take several years. The house that stood at Suðurvegur 25 can already be seen and the next step is to continue excavating down the street of Suðurvegur. The object is, that in time, a small village will rise out of the ash and those that see it will be able to more easily comprehend the extent of devastation that a volcanic eruption can cause. This excavation should largely influence the interest of visitors to come to Vestmannaeyjar. The excavation of "Pompei of the North" will be a special experience every step of the way up Suðurvegur.

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