We get a lot 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?
We highly recommend that you book your ferry tickets to Westman Islands in advance. The island is “buzzing” in the summertime and we have a lot of big events taking 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.
I am renting a car and I don´t know how long it is
Most cars are under 5m in length 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 than 5 meters.
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. Westman Islands is kinda small so most attractions are within a 5-25 minutes walking distance.
Is parking available @ Landeyjahöfn?
Yes, parking in Landeyjahöfn is free and there are a lot 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 the ferry ride from Landeyjahöfn to Vestmannaeyjar?
From Landeyjahöfn the ferry ride is approx. 35-40 minutes
If the ferry needs to go from Þorlákshöfn (Thorlakshofn) then the ferry ride is 2h and 45m. Þorlákshöfn is getting less and less common with the new ferry we got in 2019
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 – The bus stops at Hveragerði -> Selfoss -> Hella -> Hvolsvöllur -> Landeyjahöfn. For more information visit Strætó website Route nr. 52
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 6.000
If the car and camper is 10 – 16m then price one way is 8.000
> We would further more need to know if the car or camper is higher than 2.15m
What happens if Landeyjahöfn is canceled due to weather?
If Landeyjahöfn is canceled due to weather or harbor conditions, the ferry either tries to sail later that day or sails to another harbor in Þorlákshöfn (Thorlákshöfn), that ferry ride is 2 hours and 45 minutes.
If you had a ticket for Landeyjahöfn and they move the sailings to Þorlákshöfn then your ticket is valid for a trip from Þorlákshöfn (you just need to let us or the ferry company know in what trip you will use it).
It is of course no problem getting a refund if Landeyjahöfn is canceled due to weather – just drop us an email and we will take care of it.
For how long should I stay on Westman Islands / Vestmannaeyjar?
A common mistake that visitors make when coming to Westman Islands is that they only stop for one day. We haven’t met a tourist yet that didn’t want to stay longer so our advise to you is, spend at least two days and then you might be able to experience many of the great things about Westman Islands/Vestmannaeyjar.
If you don’t have the luxury of spending the night then of course you can come and enjoy Vestmannaeyjar/Westman Islands in one day. We just recommend spending more time if that is possible on your behalf.
How can I reach the ferry company directly?
Direct phone number to the ferry company is: +354 481 2800
What is the difference between Landeyjahöfn and Þorlákshöfn /Thorlakshofn?
In the summer the ferry sails from Landeyjahofn to Westman Islands / Vestmannaeyjar. If the weather is bad or often in the winter time the ferry sails to Thorlakshofn.
How do I know to which port / harbor the ferry sails to?
Now with the new ferry to and from Westman Islands then they are able to sail more often to Landeyjahöfn over the winter months. Herjólfur the ferry company will send out SMS / emails to everyone that has a booking that the changes affect. Direct number to the Herjólfur is +354 481 2800