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Measures due to Covid-19

Dear passengers

In light of the current situation due to Covid-19, Herjólfur ohf would like to point out a few things.

If passengers in quarantine or with flu symptoms intend to travel they must let us know before arriving at the ferry.

A face mask is mandatory on board and it is important to use the mask correctly. The mask should cover both mouth and nose.

If passengers want to use the ferry's accommodation when the ferry sails to Þorlákshöfn, everyone must bring their own equipment as well as be responsible for cleaning the accommodation.

Use the processor on our card or use the phone or watch.

Book a ticket at www.herjolfur.is and your ticket will be sent to your email.

Let's try our best to maintain the distance limit.

Wash and disinfect hands regularly.

A few points about using a face mask:

According to an advertisement by the Ministry of Health, face masks must meet the requirements of the European Standards Association (CEN).

Multi-purpose masks must contain at least three layers to be considered safe.

Homemade masks or buffs are not safe.

Passengers wearing a surgical mask are advised to turn the blue side of the mask outwards.

Passengers aged 15 and under are not obliged to wear masks, but are of course allowed to do so.

Our passengers must wear face masks from the time they board and until they disembark.

Face masks are for sale in our sales houses for 300 ISK each.

Passengers who feel unable to wear a mask for health reasons are asked to inform the crew before boarding.

The mask must cover both the net and the mouth.

Below is a link to a website where you can find more information about wearing face masks:


Regarding quarantine:

If individual is quarantined or shows flu symptoms, needs to travel between the mainland and Vestmannaeyjar, they must contact Alma Ingólfsdóttr via email almai@herjolfur.is before departure.

It is important to fully follow the instructions of the officer when arriving at the ferry.

Herjólfur ohf places great emphasis on taking the utmost care due to the virus and wants to take, and show social responsibility regarding the virus. Please help us.

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