The fjord is deep with good shelter

Depth and size information

Inner most part        Middle part       Outermost part

Weather information

For up to date weather information you can view the weather station located at the ferry terminal building, please click here for information

General port services: The Port of Seyðisfjörður provides general harbour services such as wharf space or anchorage berths for ships and boats, pilotage, potable water and electricity, as well as weighing and waste disposal services. Harbour operations are in accordance with the Harbours Act, No. 61/2003, and Article 37 of the Regulation on Harbour Affairs, No. 326/2004, in addition to Harbour Regulation No. 275/2006, as amended in No. 499/2007.

Weighing: This is based on Regulation No. 224/2006, on the weighing and recording of marine catches, which in part states that the entire catch shall be weighed on harbour scales in the port of landing as soon as the catch is unloaded. Furthermore, catch weighing shall have been finished within two hours of when unloading is completed. Certified scales owned by the particular port shall be used for weighing, which must be performed by a port employee publicly certified for it.

Pilotage: Pilotage is based on Act No. 41/2003, on the Maritime Traffic Service. Among other things, this Act provides for vessel pilotage and navigation, as well as stipulating the duties of pilots, shipping agents, etc.

Open 24/7

The phone number of the harbour is +354 470 2360 / +354 862 1424

Those using the unloading facilities for smaller vessels must move their boat away from the landing crane as soon as the catch from the boat has been weighed at the scales. Once marine products have been landed, causing delays at the unloading facilities is prohibited.

Notifications of port arrival and requests for pilot services must reach the Port of Seyðisfjörður by telephone at least a full day (24 hours) in advance.

In addition to the above, vessels requesting pilot services must inform the pilot by telephoning +354 862 1424 two hours before arriving at the pilot station.


Location: latitude 65°15′N; longitude 14°00′W
Local time: GMT
Harbor open: 24 hours
Scenic cruising: Seydisfjördur; distance: 11 n.m.

Best time to visit:
From May through September

Climate: usually mild but changeable
Prevailing wind: none; usually not strong
Average temperature: 10°C (50°F)

Minimum depth at low tide: 40 (131ft)
Tidal difference: 1.6m (5ft)
Current: 2 knots
Swell: 0m (0ft)
Ice condition: ice free
Air-draft restriction: no

In view of ferry traffic for South Pier (Strandarbakki) only: avoid cruise ship visits during the months of June, July and August on Thursdays between 09:30 AM (0800) and NOON (11:30). From September until May cruise ships will not be able to dock at Strandarbakki on Tuesdays and Wednesdays due to ferry traffic.
Restrictions for port entry: no
Nautical port chart: #712
Issued by: Icelandic Hydrographic Service
Fax 354-545 2127

Name of piers:
South Pier – Strandarbakki, length 170m (558ft)
North Pier – Bjolfsbakki, length 150m (492ft)
Height of piers above water at low tide: 3.7m (12ft) at high tide: 2.1m (7ft)
Apron width: 30m (98ft)
Type of fenders: RTT
Fender dimensions: 4,1 x 1,5 m
Distance between fenders: 13 m
Distance between bollards: 18m (59ft)
Strength of bollards: 100 maximum pull/ton 4x – 70 maximum pull/ton 2x – 50 maximum pull/ton 12x
Dolphins: no
Security zone around the vessel at the pier: fence
Depth of water at low tide: 10m (33ft)
Turning basin: 450m (1476ft)
Maximum allowed draft in turning basin and alongside pier: 9m (29.5ft)
Availability of fork lifts/cranes/pallet jacks: yes, through subcontractors. Please inquire with good notice.
Distance from piers to “downtown”: 0.3km (0.2mi)
After confirmation, cruise ships will have guaranteed berthing

Passenger terminal on South Pier Strandarbakki is available except on Thursdays 8 AM (0800) – NOON (1200)
Terminal has an upper level
Dimensions of gangway on upper level:
Length 30m (98ft); Width 257m (8.4ft);
Gangway only available for car ferry Norröna
Height above pier level: between 9.95m (33ft) and 13.45m (44ft)
Location on pier: About 10 meters from the piers edge.
Elevator to upper level: yes

Anchorage position: 65°16’00” N – 14°00′10″ W
Turning basin: 900m (2952ft)
Depth of water at low tide: 40m (131ft)
Wind, current, swell or seasonal problem affecting tenders: usually not

Tender dock
Tender dock position: 65°15’50″N 14°00’00″W
Ship’s tenders may be used for passengers/crew
Distance from anchorage to tender dock: 0.2n.m.
Tender landing location: 0.2km from the terminal
Length of tender dock: 20m (60ft)
Width of tender dock: 2.5m (8ft)
Type of tender dock: floating
Height of tender dock above water: 0.4m (1.3ft)
Depth of water at low tide: 3m (10ft)
Type of fenders: plastic balloons
Surface of tender dock: concrete on timber
Tender dock is wheelchair accessible
Space for two tenders at once
Dockside restroom facilities: yes, at the terminal
Distance from tender dock to “downtown”: 0.8km (0.5mi)
Availability of shore tenders: no

Port restrictions
Use of ship’s thrusters is allowed at arrival/departure.
With permission, painting of ship’s hull from pier/paint raft is allowed
Cleaning is allowed with environmentally friendly soap.
No limitation on discharging gray (sink) water
It is allowed to launch life boats for drills
Other special information or restrictions: no

Port services
Pilotage is not compulsory.
Please give 24 hour notice if the service of  pilot is needed.
Location of pilot station: Latitude 65°17′30′′N
Distance to pier/anchorage: 7n.m.
Duration of whole maneuver: 30 minutes
Service hours: 24 hours

Port security
PFSO (Port facility security officer) : tel. +354 470 2360 / +354 862 1424
Security level: 1

Tug service is not available

Fresh water
Potable water is available from hose on piers
Rate of delivery: 25 tons/hour
– Number of hoses: 3
– Size of coupling: 2in and 2.5in
Potable water is not available from hose by barge

Garbage service is available by truck, should be ordered in advance with Íslenska Gámafélagið.
Garbage service is not available by barge
Restrictions on material that can be disposed:
Dry garbage: no
Wet garbage: not available

Recycling service is available
Material that can be recycled: aluminum/paper

Sludge/Oily bilge discharge
Sludge/oily water discharge service is not available
Gray (sink) and Black (sewage) water discharge
Gray/black water discharge service is not available

Special waste discharge
Medical/hazardous waste discharge service is not available

Bunker service is available by truck at 20 tons/hour
Marine diesel oil: yes; should be ordered in advance

Maintenance and Repair
Availability of dry-dock: no
Other maintenance/repair facilities: small shipyard

Products available locally for provisioning of cruise ships: fish

Quarantine, Customs, Immigration
Officials come on board at anchorage/pier
After arrival at anchorage/pier, required time to clear the vessel before passengers may proceed ashore: 5 minutes

marine traffic