Hours & Information
Days & Hours of Opening:
Our Visitor Centre is OPEN this winter for select dates and guided tours!
2023 Beluga Whale and Puffin Sanctuary Visitor Centre bookings are now open.
2023 Days and Hours of Operation:
January & February 2023, open Fridays and Saturdays 12:00 to 16:00
March & April 2023, open Tuesday- Saturday, 10:00 to 16:00, Sunday 12:00 to 16:00. Closed Mondays.
May 1- Sept 30, open daily 10:00 to 16:00
October 2023, open Tuesday- Saturday, 10 to 16:00, Sunday 12:00 to 16:00. Closed Mondays.
November & December 2023, open Fridays and Saturdays 12:00 to 16:00
2023 Boat Trips will open for booking soon.
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.