Plan Your Visit

Visitor Centre Hours:

The Visitor Centre is open seasonally from April until October.

Hours are Monday- Saturday 10:00 to 17:00 and Sunday 13:00 to 17:00.

Groups interested in visiting during the winter season can call to book private opening times at +354 620 2724.

Bay Trips


Bay Trips by boat to see the Sea Sanctuary are offered seasonally. Booking dates for 2021 are now open.

These tours begin at 13:00 daily and are subject to weather and minimum participation requirements.

The boat trips last approximately 30 minutes and are guided by a member of the Beluga Sanctuary Care Team.

You can book your visit here.

Getting Here:

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

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.

Direct flights from Reykjavik through Eagle Air . Journey time approx. 30 minutes

Herjolfur Ferry for people and/or vehicles from Landeyjahöfn to Vestmannaeyjar. Journey time approx. 35 minutes

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

Contact the Sanctuary