The Westman islands is a small archipelago off the south coast of Iceland. The largest island, Heimaey, is the only island that is inhabited, with a population of 4500. There are daily flights from Reykjavík to Heimaey, and a ferry that runs from Landeyjarhöfn (133 km from Reykjavík), a 35-minute journey by sea. You can purchase your ferry ticket on www.herjolfur.is, we recommend booking well in advance.
We would also like to point out that if you are travelling with a tent, you can park your vehicle by the mainland harbor (Landeyjarhöfn). The camping site is only a 15 minute walk from the harbor.
Volcanic eruptions have shaped the history of the Westman island, most notably the dramatic eruption in 1973 on Heimaey where the lava flowed over half of the town and the entire population had to be evacuated, and also the creation of Surtsey island, in 1963, rising from underneath the sea in a matter of weeks.
Description of facilities
The camp site has a service house, with a cooking facility that has a toaster, coffee machine, and a sandwich grill, but no stove. There is a washing machine and a dryer on site as well as 4 toilets and 2 showers. For campervans and mobile homes, there is electricity and water.
With a playground for children, the campsite is a short walk from many services. It is very close to the golf course and swimming pool and there is less than a five-minute walk to the nearest grocery store.
Notice that the Campingcard is not valid during the annual town festival, Þjóðhátíð, held during the first weekend of August. In 2023 it is held from August 3rd to August 6th
250 metres to a swimming pool and sport centre
350 metres to a grociery store
150 metres to a golf course
Address Hamarsvegur, Westman Islands
Zip / Town 900 Vestmannaeyjar
Open – May 15th – September 15th.
Distance from Reykjavík 152 km
Distance From Seyðisfirði: 627 km