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
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.
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.
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.