The car- and passenger ferry HerjÃ³lfur has scheduled trips daily between ÃorlÃ¡kshÃ¶fn pronounced "Thorlawkshoefn" and Vestmannaeyjar.
To get to ÃorlÃ¡kshÃ¶fn, either drive west from ReykjavÃk through Ãrengslin to the south coast, or take bus 3a from the BSÃ bus terminal in ReykjavÃk. The bus leaves ReykjavÃk approx. 1 hour before HerjÃ³lfur leaves dock. See www.bsi.is for details on bus schedules.
HerjÃ³lfur's trip takes 2 hours and 45 minutes. The ship takes up to 500 passengers and 50 cars. On board there is a cafeteria and sleeping quarters that can be booked.