Plan Your Visit

COVID 19 Updated Hours:

Our Visitor Centre has reopened with limited capacity and altered opening hours: 

May 21, 22 and 23, 2020: 10:00 to 16:00 (last guest entry 16:00)

Limit of 50 guests at a time in the Visitor Centre.

Children under 13 must be with a responsible adult.

May 30: 10 to 16:00 

May 31: 13 to 16:00 

Bay Trips

In July 2020 we will be offering boat trips to the view the bay from a discreet distance.

The boat trips last approximately 30 minutes and run at set times throughout the day.


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