Ísafjörður

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.
A neat and tidy town, it’s centre boasts a pleasant atmosphere with a suprisingly big-town ambiance. Well suited for exploration on foot, Isafjordur is home to some of the oldest houses in Iceland dating from the 1700s, a fascinating Maritime Museum and a good selection of cafés, restaurants and shops offering original gifts and souvenirs.

A port call that offers good tour options for both expedition vessels and medium sized cruise vessels. Larger ships can also be accomodated, but additional time might well be needed in port to ensure shorex capacitites remain true. We strongly recommend contacting csi@csi.is to check on potential clashes as this will almost certainly affect tour capacities on the day.

Distances to other ports in Iceland

  • Reykjavik/Hafnarfjordur – 185 NM
  • Grundarfjordur – 124 NM
  • Patresksfjordur – 66 NM
  • Akureyri – 180 NM
  • Husavik – 180 NM
  • Eskifjordur – 406 NM
  • Seydisfjordur -340 NM
  • Djupivogur – 384 NM
  • Hofn – 484 NM
  • Vestmanneyjar- 270 NM

Distances to neares cities in Europe/USA

  • Torshavn – 605 NM
  • Bergen – 885 NM
  • Oslo – 1245 NM
  • Svalbard 993 NM
  • Qaqortoq 780 NM
  • St John‘s 1472 NM

Shorex capacity: Approximately 700 – 750 passengers
All shorex capacity numbers are based on us offering what we consider to be, the best in local services.

Projected revenue: Please contact csi@csi.is for further information

Port charges/calendar: Please contact csi@csi.is for further information

Port details

Location: 66°04‘ N 23°07‘ W
Water location: Denmark Strait, Greenland Sea
Number of cruise berths: 3
Berth dimensions:
Max size:
1) Sundabakki, 190m
2) Sundabakki, 120m
3) Asgeirsbakki, 270m
Width of ship: unlimited
Draft: 8m and 7m Asgeirsbakki (approach to Asgeirsbakki through narrow channel, 7,5m depth)
Depth of water at low tide:
Turning basin:
Tidal movement/range: average 2,2m
Pilotage: pilotage is compulsory
Distances/transportation:
Anchorage depth: 12,5m – 13,7m
Town centre: 300m
Airport: 5 km
Shuttle to town: Harbour is located in town