Plan Your Visit

Visitor Centre Hours:

The Visitor Centre is open seasonally from April until October.

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

Due to changes in COVID 19 restrictions in Iceland, our hours have changed:

Monday- Saturday: 12- 17:00

Sunday: 12-17:00

Limit of 50 guests at a time in the Visitor Centre. All guests must maintain 2 M physical distancing.

Entry will be limited per hour and closure for enhanced cleaning takes place once per hour.
Children under 13 must be with a responsible adult.

Bay Trips


Starting August 15, 2020 we will be offering boat trips to the view the bay from a discreet distance. These tours begin at 1 pm daily and are subject to weather and minimum participation requirements.

The boat trips last approximately 30 minutes.

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

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