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. Here a coastal lagoon has been dredged and opened to the sea to provide a sheltered harbour. The town stands on slender sandpits and stretches two kilometres along the narrow northern shore of the fjord. It began as a fishing port, like most of the villages and towns in this region, during the end of the nineteenth century.

Pristine environment – excellent call for expedition ships and those smaller vessels looking for an intimate port experience. Port to port tour options available to/from Isafjordur.

Distances to other ports in Iceland

  • Reykjavik/Hafnarfjordur – 118 NM
  • Grundarfjordur – 70 NM
  • Isafjordur 66 NM
  • Akureyri 215 NM
  • Husavik – 215 NM
  • Eskifjordur – 445 NM
  • Seydisfjordur – 370 NM
  • Djupivogur – 413 NM
  • Hofn – 380 NM
  • Vestmannaeyjar – 220 NM

Distances to neares cities in Europe/USA

  • Torshavn – 646 NM
  • Bergen – 1023 NM
  • Oslo – 1332 NM
  • Svalbard – 1030 NM
  • Qaqortoq – 713 NM
  • St John – 1420 NM

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

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Port charges/calendar: please contact for further information

Port details

Location:   65°36‘ N 24°00‘ W
Water location:   North Atlantic Ocean, Denmark Strait
Number of cruise berths:  1
Berth dimensions:
Length:    230m (755ft) for ships up to 170m (558ft)
Width of ship:  18m
Draft: 6m at LW
Depth of water at low tide: 5,8m (19ft)
Turning basin: none
Tidal movement/range:  3,19 m
Pilotage:  yes, available 24 hrs
Location of pilot station: 65°36‘ N 24°00‘ W
Anchorage position 1:  65°35‘ N 23°59‘ W
Anchorage position 2:  65°34‘ N 24°02‘ W
Distance from anchorage to dockside: 0,4 NM
Town centre: 500m (0,3miles)
Airport: 35 km
Free shuttle to town: No (not necessary)