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. In fact, it is possible to tour the elf lands, and those with second sight may even be lucky enough to spot one or two!
Naturally the town also offers plenty of more conventional outdoor activities, from golf and swimming to horse riding. Museums and galleries turn the spotlight on history, music and visual arts. And every summer hordes of Norsemen invade the town for the annual Viking Festival.

The port offers a similar offering of shore excursions as per Reykjavik, along with good overland opportunities via Iceland’s remote central highlands to/from the port of Akureyri located in the north of the country.

Distances to other ports in Iceland

  • Grundarfjordur – 105 NM
  • Patreksfjordur – 118 NM
  • Isafjordur – 185 NM
  • Akureyri – 339 NM
  • Eskifjordur- 410 NM
  • Seydisfjordur – 367 NM
  • Djupivogur – 308 NM
  • Hofn – 270 NM
  • Vestmannaeyjar – 115 NM

Distances to neares cities in Europe/USA

  • Torshavn – 432 NM
  • Bergen – 899 NM
  • Oslo – 1236 NM
  • Svalbard – 1190 NM
  • Qaqortoq – 760 NM
  • St John – 1420 NM

Shorex capacity: Approximately 2,500 passengers
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 in order to obtain more information. All shorex capacity numbers are based on us offering what we consider to be, the best in local services.

Port details

Location: 64°04‘ N 21°58‘ W
Water location: North Atlantic Ocean
Number of cruise berths: 2
Berth dimensions:
1) Hvaleyri Quay 400m for ships up to 400m
2) South Quay 430m for ships up to 430m
Width of ship: unlimitedAirdraft: unlimited
Draft: 8m
Depth of water at low tide: 10m at low tide
Turning basin: 1500 m
Tidal range: average 4 m
Pilotage: pilotage is compulsory (tugs available upon request)
Anchorage depth: 11m – 12,2m
Town centre: 1500m – 2500m
Airport: 38 km (international), 12km (domestic)
Free shuttle to town and to Reykjavik city center: Yes