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
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.
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.