For cruise passengers, Reykjavik is a unique destination – a city of contrasts, where local people enjoy the lifestyle of a high-tech Scandinavian city in a pollution-free environment, with spectacular countryside on their doorstep.
By tradition, Reykjavik is a popular summer destination, offering long hours of daylight and an ideal base for excursions to see geysers, glaciers and other natural wonders. This makes it a perfect call for cruise ships during the summer season, which nowadays extends from mid May to end September.

Reykjavik is known internationally for its culture, music and nightlife – complemented by the health -enhancing properties of its spas and thermal pools.

An excellent turn around port located approximately 55 km (45 mins drive) from Keflavik International Airport. The port has seen a definite increase in overnight calls of late, whilst the ever popular overland tour option between Akureyri and Reykjavik still thrills those passengers eager to explore Iceland’s remote interior.

Distances to other ports in Iceland

  • Grundarfjördur – 105 NM
  • Patreksfjordur – 118 NM
  • Ísafjördur – 185 NM
  • Akureyri 339 NM
  • Husavik – 339 NM
  • Eskifjordur -410 NM
  • Seydisfjordur – 367 NM
  • Djúpivogur 308 NM
  • Höfn – 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°09‘ N 21°56‘ W
Water location: North Atlantic Ocean
Number of cruise berths: 4
Berth dimensions:
Max size:
1)Miðbakki 202m for ships up to 170m
2)Sundabakki for ships up to 200m
3) Skarfabakki for ships up to 450m
4) Korngardur for ships up to 250m
Width of ship: unlimited
Draft: 8m, 8,2m and 12m
Depth of water at low tide: 9m
Turning basin: Skarfabakki, 450m
Tidal movement/range: 4m
Pilotage: pilotage is compulsory and available 24 hours
Anchorage depth: 7,1m – 9,1m
Town centre: 500m – 5 km
Airport: 45 km
Shuttle to town: Yes, at a reasonable charge