We love our islands

We are really proud about our island, our nature and history and love to share our love of the island with you

We at Ribsafari are islanders at heart and most of us have lived and worked in Westman islands (Vestmannaeyjar) all our lives.

Since we were children we have been going on trips on RIB boats and visited the islands all surrounding the main island Heimaey.

We are extremely proud of our beautiful islands. And of course we want you to experience them as a local.

Join us in terrific trips sailing around the islands, we will introduce the islands to you and the life we live here.

Just check out our Tripadvisor Reviews as you can see our customers have really enjoyed our trips.

You can choose from various trips all dependent on your interest and time. Ribsafari sails from mid May until the middle of September.

Let’s have a splendid time together.

Looking forward for seeing you.


These are some of the people you might spot on the harbour when visiting us



Captain Eyþór is a sea-man by heart and we are in such good hands when sailing with him. Not only is he a trusty sailor but he is also a really funny guy and a multi-tasker, which he of course has to be as he has 7 children.

Ómar Páll

Captain and guide

Ómar Páll is the silent guy but when he starts talking he will crack you up. He is witty and kind and loves to be outdoors and sailing in the wonderful nature. Ómar is both a guide and a captain and truly enjoys sailing

Helga Björk

Reception and Guide

Helga a.k.a. angel face will great you with a smile every day. She takes such good care of every passenger and of the team as well. We just love her to bits and pieces, well otherwise we won’t get our coffee 🙂


Guide and reception

Birta is a true caregiver and has studied developmental therapist but she loves taking care of people and all off our passengers. She is an actress at heart and loves to meet new people and telling them stories about our islands, nature and people.

Ingi Rafn


Ingi Rafn is a born and raised islander. He is one of those persons who can crack you up with a story without even smiling himself, which makes it even more funnier as you don’t know in the end if he is truly telling the truth or not. Just wait and see for yourself.



Helgi is our rescuer and is not only a guide with us but is a volunteer in the rescue team in Vestmannaeyjar. A true nature lover who loves geography and you might even also meet when climbing some of the mountains in Vestmannaeyjar.



Sigurbjörg is a gem who loves to sail and tell you stories about Vestmannaeyjar. She loves to teach people about the islands and enjoys spending time with children hence she is learning to become a kindergarten teacher in the winter and sailing with us in the summer.



Stína (Guðrún Kristín) fell in love with an islander and of course with Vestmannaeyjar at the same time. She is a great guide, a hard worker, and an incredible positive person. Her passions include yoga, running, traveling, and creating memories which she absolutely does with our passengers.



Rósa is a true island babe and loves sailing around our islands and telling guests about our life here in Vestmannaeyjar. She is young, energetic, and very service oriented. In the near future, she will study law, where her storytelling skills will thrive.



Emilía was born and raised in Vestmannaeyjar, and she enjoys sailing and educating others about our islands. In addition to being service-oriented, she loves to smile and when she laughs, people can’t help but laugh along with her. Additionally, she is the sister of one of our guides – now guess who that is.

Rabbi (Þórður)


Rabbi is a born skipper. He is the owner of the company who loves the ocean and to sail. He is the father and grand-father of two of our skippers and the father-in-law of one our team members. Now it is your turn to guess who they are 🙂


Office and Guide

Laila loves to laugh and smile and she will tell you stories with dramatic effects. Even though she has only grown by one meter since birth she can surely drag the boat to shore after guiding a tour – just watch and see.

Erla a.k.a. Bob


Erla can melt you with her smile and she loves to laugh and be around people. She is a chef at heart and can certainly do magic with food. So she doesn’t only fill our hearts with love and laughter but also our stomach with delicious bites.



Emilía is originally from the north of Iceland but she fell in love with the islands and an islander. We believe everyone will understand that when they visit the islands.  She is a true healer and care-taker and loves to be around people and tell them everything about the islands, nature and wildlife.



Björk loves being out and about in the nature and being around family and friends. She enjoys everything about Icelandic nature and apart from that she also loves to bake cakes and decorate them, which of course makes the others at Ribsafari really happy 🙂



Guðbjörn loves travelling around the world and working in all sorts of volunteer jobs.  He also loves his hometown and guiding you around. When he is not working with us he takes care of children in a Kindergarten.

Our Boats

The Ribsafari’s Boat tours are made in RIB (rigid inflatable boats)

We have two boats – each can take 12 passengers at a time even though there are seating for 20 passengers.

Stóri Örn (e. Big Eagle) is a Techno Marine 12 IB. A 12 meter long rigid-hulled inflatable boat (RHIB) with two 400 hp Volvo inboard engine. Big Eagle was build in Poland in 2012 for Ribsafari.

Öldu Ljón (e. Wave Lion) is also a Techno Marine 12 IB. A 12 meter long rigid-hulled inflatable boat (RHIB) with two 400 hp Volvo inboard engine. Öldu Ljón was build in Poland in 2016 for Ribsafari.

Our boats are custom-made so they fill up our standards and our needs. They have saddle seats and handles for you to grab on while riding the waves.

Questions and Answers

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