Djupivogur is a small, charming Icelandic fishing village on the east cost of Iceland with inhabitants numbering around 450.
Local history extends even further back than Iceland’s actual settlement in the 9th Century, to Irish monks and hermits who came to the tiny island of Papey.
The history of this beautiful village itself blends with the history of trading as the village became an important centre of Icelandic trading over 400 years ago in 1589. In addition, fishing has always been important to the Djupivogur area. Today, the fishing industry is still the main source of employment in the village; however, tourism has increased rapidly in recent years.
Good port option for expedition vessels and medium sized cruise ships. Larger vessels can be accomodated, though please do note the suggested shore excursion capacities listed.
Distances to other ports in Iceland
- Reykjavík/hafnarfjordur – 308 NM
- Grundarfjordur – 392 NM
- Patreksfjordur – 413 NM
- Isafjordur – 384 NM
- Akureyri – 272 NM
- Husavik – 222 NM
- Eskifjordur – 53 NM
- Seydisfjordur – 76 NM
- Hofn – 53 NM
- Vestnmannaeyjar – 201 NM
Distances to neares cities in Europe/USA
- Torshavn – 275 NM
- Bergen – 598 NM
- Oslo – 979 NM
- Svalbard – 968 NM
- Qaqortoq – 978 NM
- St John‘s – 1636 NM
Shorex capacity: Approximately 1,500 passengers
Please note that this is based on an 8 hour port call (thus allowing 7 hours for tours)
It is possible to accomodate 2,000 passengers by extending the time in port by one hour.
The port has been known to accomodate higher numbers of passengers in recent years, so please check with our shore excursion team at Iceland Travel to obtain more information. All shorex capacity numbers are based on us offering what we consider to be, the best in local services.
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Location: 64°40‘5 N 14°17‘0 W
Water location: North Atlantic Ocean
Number of cruise berths: 1, Gledivik
Length: Gleidavik, 75m, for ships up to 100m.
Width of ship: 25-30m
Djupivogur old pier for tenderboat floating dock
Depth of water at low tide: 9m
Turning basin: Turn before incoming, backboard along side.
Tidal movement/range: 2,5m
Pilotage: Compulsary (Larger vessels can anchor in the fjord away from the pier, where space is almost unlimited).
Anchorage depth: 40-50m
Town centre: 800m
Airport: 80 km
Free shuttle to town: no