Borgarfjörður harbour is located in Hafnarhólmi, one of the most visited tourist destination in all of East Iceland. The most popular attraction is one of the largest puffin colonies in Iceland situated in Hafnarhólmi. The bird watching accessibility is excellent and many bird species thrive in Borgarfjörður.
On average there are 12 boats departing from the dock. Landings are roughly around 700-800 a year, approximately 1000-1200 tons. In the summer of 2003, the port was first awarded the Blue Flag. The Blue Flag is presented to small docks for excellent facilities and tidiness. Borgarfjörður marina was the second dock in Iceland to receive this great honour.
A new elegant service building for the harbour was inaugurated in the summer of 2021. The building is designed by Andersen & Sigurdsson Architects.
General port services: The Port of Borgarfjörður provides general harbour services such as wharf space or anchorage berths for ships and boats, pilotage, potable water and electricity, as well as weighing and waste disposal services. Harbour operations are in accordance with the Harbours Act, No. 61/2003, and Article 37 of the Regulation on Harbour Affairs, No. 326/2004, in addition to Harbour Regulation No. 275/2006, as amended in No. 499/2007.
Weighing: This is based on Regulation No. 224/2006, on the weighing and recording of marine catches, which in part states that the entire catch shall be weighed on harbour scales in the port of landing as soon as the catch is unloaded. Furthermore, catch weighing shall have been finished within two hours of when unloading is completed. Certified scales owned by the particular port shall be used for weighing, which must be performed by a port employee publicly certified for it.
The phone number of the harbour is +354 862-6845
Those using the unloading facilities for smaller vessels must move their boat away from the landing crane as soon as the catch from the boat has been weighed at the scales. Once marine products have been landed, causing delays at the unloading facilities is prohibited.
Location: latitude 65°32´27N longitude 13°45´21 W
Pilotage is not compulsory.
Please note only accessible for Zodiacs
Local time: GMT
Harbor open: 24 hours
Scenic cruising: Borgarfjörður 2 n.m
Best time to visit is from May through September
Climate: Usually mild but changeable
Prevailing wind: NW
Average temperature: 10°C (50°F)
Minimum depth at low tide: 4,5 M
Tidal difference: 1,6 M
Current: 2 knots
Swell: 1,5-3 M
Ice condition: ice free
Air-draft restriction: no
Tug service is not available
Products available locally for provisioning of cruise ships: fish