Landeyjahöfn and Ferry FAQ

We get alot of question regarding Landeyjahöfn and the ferry, so we decided to put them in one good FAQ for you.


-Do I need to book tickets with the ferry in advance

It is always better to book your tickets to Westman Islands in advance. The island is "buzzing" in the summertime and we have alot of big events taken place on the islands.

If you want to bring  your car over you should always book in advance since it is very common that the ferry is fully booked for cars.

If you are travelling without a car and not sure which ferry ride you can catch it is always an option to show up and buy tickets (but the ferry can also be sold out for people, that happens mainly around the big weekends we have which you can see a list of here)

- I am renting a car and I don´t know how long it is
Most cars are under 5m in lenght that is including regular station cars and small jeeps. So if you are renting a basic car you should select when booking a car that is not longer then 5 meters.

-Can i use your tickets to enter the ferry

Our tickets are more like vouchers. You will hand that confirmation to service desk in Landeyjahöfn and they will give you a boarding pass. Please show up 30 minutes before each departure

-Do i need to bring my car over to Westman Islands

No, not really. If you are travelling over the summer time period it is just great to walk the Westman Islands and get the feel for the extraordinary nature that surrounds us.

-Can i park my car @ Landeyjahöfn

Yes, parking in Landeyjahöfn is free and there are alot of parking spaces. Not all the parking spaces are marked with lines you are allowed to park around the harbor, but when i doubt ask the staff in reception.

Just as a precaution we advise that you take your valuables with you (passports and etc)

-How long is ferry ride

From Landeyjahöfn the ferry ride is apprx. 35 minutes.

If the ferry needs to go from Þorlákshöfn (Thorlakshofn) then the ferry ride is 2h and 45m. Þorlákshöfn is very common between november and mars.

-How long is the drive to Landeyjahöfn

All time assumptions are based on good traffic and driving within legal limits.

From Reykjavík: around 100-110 minutes
From Selfoss: around 60 minutes 
From Hella: around 35 minutes
From Hvolsvöllur: around 25 minutes

-Is there a bus running to and from Landeyjahöfn?

Yes, There is a bus that goes from "Mjódd" in Kópavogur, near Reykjavik to Landeyjahöfn at these times over the summer: 2017 schedule has not yet been published

-Can i take a camper/ mobile home over with the ferry

Yes, that is an order we can assist you with. Below are prices for a car + a camper/mobile home.

If the car and camper is 6 - 10m then price one way is 4.440*
If the car and camper is 10 - 16m then price one way is 5.800*
> We would further more need to know if the car or camper is higher then 2.15m

- How can i reach the ferry company directly

You can call them at +354 481 2800