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New Westman Islands Ferry Sets Sail Today

The old Herjólfur ferry will sail between the Westman Islands and mainland Iceland for the last time this afternoon, RÚV reports. The new Herjólfur, its replacement, will officially go into service this evening at 7.30pm, and will now be the main transportation to and from Heimaey island for its 4,301 residents as well as, of course, its many visitors.

Unexpected modifications needed to be made to the Heimaey harbour in order for the ship to be able to dock safely. The modifications have now been completed, and further improvements to the harbour are scheduled for September that could make the ferry’s trips faster and more efficient.

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