Heimaey Island (Iceland, Westman Islands)

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Heimaey Island cruise port

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Iceland - Greenland - Faroe Islands

Local Time
2024-05-24 09:43

min: 47 °F (8 °C) / max: 49 °F (10 °C) 48°F
8.9°C
Wind: 119°/ 17 m/s  Gust: 21.1 m/sWind: 119°/ 17 m/s  Gust: 21.1 m/sNear gale
17 m/s
Min / Max Temperature49 °F / 10 °C
47 °F / 9 °C
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Port Heimaey Island cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Heimaey Island, Iceland, Westman Islands. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

DayShipArrivalDeparture
15 May, 2024
Wednesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Fridtjof Nansen
17 May, 2024
Friday
Silversea Cruises Cruises cruise lineSilver Endeavour07:0013:00
18 May, 2024
Saturday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Fram
21 May, 2024
Tuesday
Phoenix Reisen Cruises cruise lineMS Deutschland-World Odyssey12:0020:00
23 May, 2024
Thursday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Fridtjof Nansen
28 May, 2024
Tuesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Fram
30 May, 2024
Thursday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineSylvia Earle
31 May, 2024
Friday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Fridtjof Nansen
31 May, 2024
Friday
Silversea Cruises Cruises cruise lineSilver Endeavour06:0013:00
31 May, 2024
Friday
Atlas Ocean Voyages Cruises cruise lineWorld Navigator07:0014:00

Heimaey Island is the largest in Iceland's Vestmannaeyjar archipelago (Westman Islands), as well as the most populated island off mainland Iceland. The isle covers a total area of approx 13 km2 (5 mi2) and has population around 4,500.

Heimaey is located approx 7 km (4 mi) off Iceland's southern coast. The airport and Westman Islands Golf Club cover a considerable part of the Island. Its only settlement is Vestmannaeyjar.

In January 1973, half of the town was destroyed by lava flow during the Eldfell Volcano's eruption. It threatened to close the town's harbour - main income source for the island. To prevent further damages, an operation was conducted - seawater was used to cool the advancing lava, thus the harbor was saved.

Every summer on Heimaey Iseland come to nest around 8 million puffins (seabirds with brightly colored beaks). Millions of other seabirds migrate to the island to feed and breed.

Heimaey is connected to mainland Iceland via Vestmannaeyjar Airport and also by a ferry.

Most of the locals live off fishing. Only during the island's annual festival, locals are allowed to catch a few puffins and eat them - at the festival or at home.

Cruise ships to Heimaey Island dock (anchor) at Vestmannaeyjar - town and archipelago off Iceland's south coast.

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