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Travellers talk about
“great view” (4 reviews)
“in town” (3 reviews)
“lava fields” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Iceland
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Reviewed yesterday

This was definitely on our list of must-do for our visit to Heimaey. It's not a terrible uphill climb - we took our time and plenty of folks scampered by. The top was windy and fairly populated, but it really gave a great view of...More

Thank NCTraveler27312
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a stop for max education and stunning views. Highly recommend that you make time for the visit to the town, the "new mountain" in 1973 and to see up front and personally, the effects of a huge volcano. This visit to the Westman...More

Thank Smitty09876
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is an easy walk to see the destruction of volcano and lava flow. The island is quaint, with rising cliffs and unique caves for bird watching - one of our favorite amongst the places we visited after 10 days of circumnavigation cruise with Ocean...More

Thank Lan N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Eldfell on our tour of the Westman Islands. We didn’t go to the top during the tour, so we went back later to give it a climb. The weather was clear so the views were spectacular. It a definite must-do!

Thank AndyB5542
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got off the ferry and started on the hike up to visit this volcano. We initially had some difficulty finding the trail, once we got to the base of the mountain the trail was easy to follow. It was moderately challenging for our 8...More

Thank pogachels
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great 30 to 45 minutes hike up to the rim. Enjoy the great view . There are some holes with not air coming out, even 50 years after eruption.

Thank Thilo H
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Reviewed 14 June 2018

We climbed Eldfell on a day trip to the island. It's a gritty uphill walk but well worth the effort. The summit ridge is exposed and too narrow for us to walk all the way along though other braver souls did. It's a very interesting...More

Thank Lynn H
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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

A moderate trail starting on the South/SE side, moderate half way turning steep and difficult for the rest. It is worth it, Eldfell is deep red with terrific views. Note that it is typically very windy up top.

Thank Maggie H
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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

A must see when in Vestmannaeyja! The climb is easy, with a good path onto the top. Start either in the lava fields next to the town, or at Eldheimar museum, and follow the red posts. On the top, near the large boulder, there are...More

Thank Tasiilaq
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

The walk to the top of Eldfell is the one every visitor to Heimaey wants to do. It's that famous volcano that spectacularly erupted out of nowhere in January 1973. I wrote a description of this walk on my blog Wilderness Coffee & Natural High,...More

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