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Herjolfur

Basaskersbryggja, Vestmannaeyjar 900, Iceland
+354 481 2800
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The ferry to Westman islands

We went from Landeyhöfn to Westmanisland and next day back. We took our car with us, easy check... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
conoscitore2014
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Neumunster, Germany
It's a ferry

If you're going to Heimaey Island this is the ferry that will take you there from mainland Iceland... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2018
stazytravels
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Hop on board on the ferry Herjólf and see the amazing Vestmannaeyjar (Westman islands). Sail around the magnificent caves, jump around the rocks, play golf, bird watch for puffins and sightseeing what the Westman islands have to offer. The harbor for Herjólfur is located at Landeyjarhöfn which is about two hours from Reykjavík. If you bring your own car there are plenty of parking spaces at the harbor and you may choose to take your car with you to the islands aboard the ferry. Several bus companies offer guided round trips to the islands during the summers. The Ferry ride only takes about 40 minutes and you must be at the harbor 30 minutes prior to departure. Enjoy the scenery and fresh ocean breeze outdoors where there are plenty of benches or use our facilities indoors. On board there is a cafeteria with sandwiches, sweets and drinks for sale, lounge which has seating for 130 persons and an entertainment room with seating for 80 persons. Of course there is a separate facility for the little ones with toys.
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Basaskersbryggja, Vestmannaeyjar 900, Iceland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went from Landeyhöfn to Westmanisland and next day back. We took our car with us, easy check in, check out. Nice sigtseeing when you arrive the island. Unfortunately the next day we had bad weather . The departure was first postponed and then uncertain...More

Thank conoscitore2014
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

If you're going to Heimaey Island this is the ferry that will take you there from mainland Iceland. It departs from the Landeyjahöfn ferry terminal, which is about 2 hours away from Reykjavik. The service is great! It departs on time, arrives on time, and...More

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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Herjolfur is the only option to go to Vestmannaeyja (despite an expensive flight). Landeyahöfn or Thorlakshöfn? All the transfers are planned from Landeyahöfn, which is a new harbour (2010) and only takes 30min. However, depending on weather and sea conditions your ferry might be rescheduled...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

The ferry has a comfortable and not extortionate cafeteria. Be cautious in the winter months, though. The ferry departed from Thorlakshofn but with a few minutes' warning returned to its summer harbour on the way to Vik. If we hadn't had the car on board...More

Thank Rachel_Hornbeam
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

Be very careful if you take ferry to Vestmannaeyjar. We had a very rough ride (mid-September). I never get seasick but I almost did on the 35 minute trip. We were supposed to return at 4 pm but were told ferry was cancelled due to...More

2  Thank pjc62
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Comfortable and very efficient service across to the islands - can't fault it at all. Would recommend a trip across for people looking for something slightly different!

Thank MLawrence92
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

This part of our Iceland journey was a trip of a lifetime. The island is the home of an annual music festival which is always the last weekend of July or the first weekend of August. If you plan to visit around then, you must...More

1  Thank IowaMum
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We boarded at Landeyjahonfn around 5pm on our way back from Vik. It was a bit of a last minute decision to head to Heimaey Island for dinner instead of heading back to Reykjavik. The ferry cost 5200ISK for a return ticket for 2 people....More

Thank Liane D
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

Six months after the volcano first erupted here in 1973, I was lucky enough to visit the island to see the devastation first hand. This return visit showed how much can be rebuilt after such a disaster. I recommend seeing the movie at Volcano House...More

Thank Aussie_Nana2014
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

Very nice to take this short trip with Herjolfur. Good planning for vehicles and left right on time. Enjoyed it with our family :-)

1  Thank Elisabet G
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c_danger
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Response from M W | Reviewed this property |
I can tell you that I originally had a departure for 11:30 AM from the Westmans on a Sunday morning, and they let me go out on the 9:00AM I believe, with no additional costs. We had bought our tickets about a month prior... More
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