Fishing has been one of the foundational industries in Djúpivogur from the start. The importance of this has decreased in recent years, but aquaculture and farmed fish is the basis of local employment. The arrival of cruise ships has also steadily increased in recent years, they arrive at the pier in Gleðivík or anchor outside the harbour.

The Eggs of Gleðivík (Merry Bay) are an art piece by the respected Icelandic artist Sigurður Guðmundsson. The piece represents 34 eggs from species of birds that nest within the Djúpivogur area. The biggest one is the Red throated diver which is the signature bird of the town.

Djúpivogur has around 500 inhabitants and is the only Cittaslow village in Iceland. Cittaslow means that emphasis is put on local production, easy and calm lifestyle, and living in the now! Come enjoy our little village, its remarkable nature, culture and good food. Take notice of our unique cliff formations in town, that´s one of Djúpivogur´s signature sights.

Djúpivogur Community Guidelines


General port services: The Port of Djúpivogur 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.

Pilotage is based on Act No. 41/2003, on the Maritime Traffic Service. Among other things, this Act provides for vessel pilotage and navigation, as well as stipulating the duties of pilots, shipping agents, etc.
Open 24/7

The phone number of the harbour is +354 895-0869

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.

Notifications of port arrival and requests for pilot services must reach the Port of Djupivogur by telephone at least a full day (24 hours) in advance.

In addition to the above, vessels requesting pilot services must inform the pilot by telephoning +354 895-0869 one hour before arriving at the pilot station.

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Depth and size information


Old dock


Location: Gleðivík latitude 64°39´78 N longitude 14°17´56
Local time: GMT
Harbor open: 24 hours
Scenic cruising: Berufjörður 4 n.m
Seasons: 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: 9 M
Tidal difference: 2.5 M
Current: 2 knots
Swell: 1 M
Ice condition: Ice free
Air-draft restriction: No

Restrictions for port entry: no
Nautical port chart: #720
Issued by: Icelandic Hydrographic Service


Name of piers: Gleðivík
Height of piers above water at low tide: 4M
At high tide: 1,5 M
Apron width: 30 M
Type of fenders: RTT
Distance between fenders: 2 M
Distance between bollards: 10 M
Strength of bollards: 2 x 100 max pull ton / 8 x 50 max pull ton
Dolphins: no
Security zone around the vessel at the pier: Fence
Depth of water at low tide: 9 M
Turning basin: N/A
Maximum allowed draft in turning basin and alongside pier: 8 M
Availability of fork lifts/cranes/pallet jacks: Yes, forklift
Distance from piers to town center: 800 M

After confirmation, cruise ships will have guaranteed berthing


Anchorage position: 64°40´300 N 14°16´00 W
Turning basin: 1 KM
Depth of water at low tide: 40 M
Wind, current, swell or seasonal problem affecting tenders: Weather conditions depending

Anchor position map

Tender dock

Tender dock position: 64°39´500 N 14°16´800 W
Ship’s tenders may be used for passengers/crew: Yes
Distance from anchorage to tender dock: 1 n.m
Length of tender dock: 40 M
Width of tender dock: 3 M
Type of tender dock: Pontoon
Height of tender dock above water: 0.4 M

Depth of water at low tide: 4 M
Type of fenders: Inflatables
Surface of tender dock: Concrete
Tender dock is wheelchair accessible: Yes
Space for two tenders at once: Yes
Dockside restroom facilities: Yes
Distance from tender dock to town center: 400 M
Availability of shore tenders: no

Port restrictions

Use of ship’s thrusters is allowed at arrival/departure.

With permission, painting of ship’s hull from pier/paint raft is allowed.

Cleaning is allowed with environmentally friendly soap.

No limitation on discharging gray (sink) water.

It is allowed to launch life boats for drills.

Port services

Pilotage is not compulsory.
Please give 24 hour notice if the service of pilot is needed.
Location of pilot station: 64°40´500 N 14°16´00
Distance to pier/anchorage: 1 n.m
Duration of whole maneuver: 30 minutes
Service hours:  24/7


Tug service is not available

Fresh water

Potable water is available from dockside
Rate of delivery: 20 tons/hour
Number of hoses: 2
Size of coupling: 2 in
Potable water is not available from hose by barge


Garbage service is available by truck, should be ordered in advance with Íslenska Gámafélagið.
Garbage service is not available by barge

Restrictions on material that can be disposed:
Dry garbage: No
Wet garbage: Not available


Recycling service is available
Material that can be recycled: aluminum and card



Sludge/oily water discharge service is not available
Gray/black water discharge service is not available

Special waste discharge
Medical/hazardous waste discharge service is not available


Bunker service is available by truck at 20 tons/hour
Marine diesel oil:


Products available locally for provisioning of cruise ships: fish


Quarantine, Customs, Immigration
Officials come on board at anchorage/pier contact customs at or Coast Guard at [email protected]