The journey to the Vestmannaeyjar archipelago, specifically to the island of Heimaey, typically begins during the summer months and for most tourists, this starts at the port of Landeyjahöfn. The ferry ride from here to Heimaey takes about 35 minutes. Unfortunately, due to the highly unstable conditions of both the port (it is on a sandy base) and the sea because of ocean currents, the journey can become very complicated.