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 Grundarfjörður is secure and easily navigated. Minimum depth at the main pier for ocean-going vessels is 6 metres at low tide. The range of services available to ships has grown as the fleet has expanded and harbour activity increased.

Nature, community life, and the area’s history have attracted many tourists from both Iceland and abroad to Grundarfjörður. The opportunity to enjoy natural beauty in such peaceful surroundings is considered a privilege by those who normally have to cope with the noise and bustle of city life.

Distances to other ports in Iceland

  • Reykjavik/Hafnarfjordur – 105 NM
  • Patreksfjordur – 70 NM
  • Isafjordur – 124 NM
  • Akureyri – 267 NM
  • Husavik – 267 NM
  • Eskifjordur – 477 NM
  • Seydisfjordur – 499 NM
  • Djupivogur – 392 NM
  • Hofn – 349 NM
  • Vestmannaeyjar – 184 NM

Distances to neares cities in Europe/USA

  • Torshavn – 580 NM
  • Bergen – 955 NM
  • Oslo – 1300 NM
  • Svalbard – 1100 NM
  • Qaqortoq – 702 NM
  • St John – 1415 NM

Shorex capacity: Approximately 20000 passengers
All shorex capacity numbers are based on us offering what we consider to be, the best in local services.

Location: 64°56‘6 N 23°15‘1 W
Water location: North Atlantic Ocean, Denmark Strait
Number of cruise berths:  1
Berth dimensions:
Length:  Nordurgardur (North pier) 230m for ships up to 160m
Width of ship: unlimited
Draft:  6,2m
Depth of water at low tide: 6,5m, 8m at first 100m
Turning basin: 1,200m
Tidal movement/range:  4 m
Pilotage:   pilotage is compulsory and available 24 hours
Location of pilot station:  65°02‘ N 23°26‘ W
Anchorage depth
:  n/a
Anchorage position:  64°56‘ N 23°14‘ W
Distance from anchorage to tender dock: 0.4 NM
Town centre:  500m
Airport:  200 km
Free shuttle to town: harbour is located in town