In the winter time, normally from November til aprilThe car- and passenger ferry Herjólfur has scheduled trips daily between Þorlákshöfn pronounced "Thorlawkshoefn" and Vestmannaeyjar.
To get to Þorlákshöfn, either drive west from Reykjavík through Þrengslin to the south coast, or take bus 3a from the BSÍ bus terminal in Reykjavík. The bus leaves Reykjavík approx. 1 hour before Herjólfur leaves dock. See www.bsi.is for details on bus schedules.
Herjólfur'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.
In the summer time, normally from May til OctoberIn 2010, a new harbor – Landeyjahöfn – was constructed on the mainland coast south of Hvolsvöllur, just 11 km from Heimaey. When weather and harbor conditions permit, Herjólfur will operate on this much shorter run, making four or five return journeys daily. Fares are lower on this faster route, and the one-way trip requires approximately 30 minutes. Buses from Reykjavik to Landeyjahöfn via Selfoss are operated by Straeto: (http://www.straeto.is/).
Telephone: +354 481-2800 or +354 488-2800E-mail: email@example.comWebsite: www.herjolfur.is in English