Hours & Information

2024 Days and Hours of Operation:


January & February - Open Mondays- Fridays from 13:00-16:00 including guided tours everyday 

March Open daily from 13:00-16:00 including guided tours everyday 

April Open daily from 11:00-16:00 including guided tours everyday 

May 1- September 30 Open daily from 10:00-17:00 including tours everyday

October- Open daily from 13:00-16:00 including tours everyday

November & December-  Fridays and Saturdays from 12:00-16:00 including tours everyday


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Getting Here:

Our Sanctuary is located on the beautiful island of Heimaey in the Vestmannaeyjar archipelago off the south coast of Iceland.

It is a 2 hour drive from Reykjavik, and you need to book travel on the ferry to the island. The ferry terminal is located at Landeyjahöfn, near Seljalandsfoss Waterfall.

You can learn more about all there is to see and do in Vestmannaeyjar, including where to stay and how to get here at the Visit Vestmannaeyjar Website.

Herjolfur Ferry for people and/or vehicles from Landeyjahöfn to Vestmannaeyjar. Journey time approx. 35 minutes. If you are attempting to book the ferry from July 27- August 2, those dates open later due to Þjohatid music festival.

Public transport to the ferry's harbors is available, with buses departing from Mjódd in Reykjavík on this schedule. For additional information please call 540-2700 or visit their website at www.straeto.is.  

For those arriving via Cruise ship, our Visitor Centre is a 5-10 minute walk from the harbour terminal on level ground.

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