Ports in Iceland
Iceland is a part of the Mid Atlantic Ridge which is a huge undersea ridge built up over millions of years of volcanic activity. As a result, Iceland’s landmasses are very different in age and appearance. 12% of the country is made up of glaciers and volcanic activity is still very much part of the Icelandic daily life.
A city of contrasts, where local people enjoy the lifestyle of a high-tech Scandinavian city in a pollution-free environment.
The town of Akureyri, with its population of approximately 17,000 Inhabitants, is the administrative, transportational and commercial centre of North Iceland.
Djupivogur is a small, charming Icelandic fishing village on the east cost of Iceland with inhabitants numbering around 450.
Hofn or “Hofn i Hornafirdi” is an Icelandic fishing town in the south-eastern part of the country. As of 2009, the population was 2,200.
Vestmannaeyjar (English: The Westman Islands) is a small archipelago off the south coast of Iceland.
This charming seaside village, named after the adjacent fjord, lies centrally in the region known as Iceland’s East Fjords.
Seydisfjordur provides an ideal natural harbour for cruise ships. The peaceful village, shaped by Norwegian entrepreneurs over a century ago, lies in the shelter of dramatic snow flecked mountains.
Husavik (pop. 2.926) is a town in Nordurthing municipality on the north of Iceland on the shores of Skjalfandi bay.
Despite having only 4,000 residents Isafjordur is the hub of the Westfjords. Featuring cultural events all year-round, Isafjordur is a dynamic, bohemian community.
Bíldudalur is a small village in Arnarfjörður, situated in the Vesturbyggd municipality, in the southern part of the Westfjords peninsula. Bíldudalur is known for its impressive surroundings and warm summers.
Hafnarfjordur is Iceland’s third-largest town, with just over 26,000 residents. And yet that number is open to debate since legend has it that many of Iceland’s elves and hidden people live in Hafnarfjordur’s lava cliffs and rocks in peaceful coexistence with the town’s human residents.
The harbour is the district’s lifeline. Excellent harbour facilities and favourable natural conditions have encouraged the growth of the fishing sector. The entrance to the harbour in Grundarfjordur is secure and easily navigated.
Patreksfjordur (pop. 800) is the southernmost fjord in the region, named after St. Patrick, a bishop from the British Isles. It is the biggest town in the southern part of the Westfjords.
Þorlákshöfn, Ölfus municipal town, is a fishing village on the south coast of Iceland with roads leading to many of the main nature and historic attractions in Iceland.
Sauðárkrókur is a town in the district of Skagafjörður in northern Iceland and a part of the municipality of Skagafjörður.
Siglufjörður is Iceland’s northernmost town and is a historic fishing town who’s fame and fortune has always been linked to the ebb and flow of the fishing industry.