The long calm, deep fjord of Seyðisfjörður twists and turns 17 kilometres from its mouth to the head of the fjord, where the town of the same name shelters beneth Mt. Strandartindur (1010) and Mt. Bjólfur (1085). Anchorage is exellent in the deep water of Seyðisfjörður.
Seyðisfjörður port is an ideal first stop for cruise ships that are coming to Iceland from Faroe islands or Norway.
The phone number of the harbour is +354 470 2360 / +354 862 1424
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 Seyðisfjörður 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 +354 862 1424 two hours before arriving at the pilot station.
General port services
The Port of Seyðisfjörður 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.
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.
Location: Latitude 65°15′N; longitude 14°00′W
Local time: GMT
Harbor open: 24 hours
Scenic cruising: Seydisfjördur; distance: 11 n.m.
Season: Best time to visit is from May through September
Minimum depth at low tide: 40 (131ft)
Tidal difference: 1.6m (5ft)
Current: 2 knots
Swell: 0m (0ft)
Ice condition: Ice-free
Air-draft restriction: No
Climate: Usually mild but variable
Prevailing wind: None; usually not strong
Average temperature: 10°C (50°F)
In view of ferry traffic for South Pier (Strandarbakki) only: Avoid cruise ship visits during June, July and August on Thursdays between 09:30 AM (0800) and NOON (11:30). From September until May cruise ships will not be able to dock at Strandarbakki on Tuesdays and Wednesdays due to ferry traffic.
Restrictions for port entry: No
Nautical port chart: #712
Issued by: Icelandic Hydrographic Service
Fax: 354-545 2127
Tender dock position: 65°15’50″N 14°00’00″W
Ship’s tenders may be used for passengers/crew
Distance from anchorage to tender dock: 0.2n.m.
Tender landing location: 0.2km from the terminal
Length of tender dock: 20m (60ft)
Width of tender dock: 2.5m (8ft)
Type of tender dock: Floating
Height of tender dock above water: 0.4m (1.3ft)
Name of piers:
South Pier – Strandarbakki, length 170m (558ft)
North Pier – Bjolfsbakki, length 150m (492ft)
Height of piers above water at low tide: 3.7m (12ft) at high tide: 2.1m (7ft)
Apron width: 30m (98ft)
Type of fenders: RTT
Fender dimensions: 4,1 x 1,5 m
Distance between fenders: 13 m
Distance between bollards: 18m (59ft)
Strength of bollards: 100 maximum pull/ton 4x – 70 maximum pull/ton 2x – 50 maximum pull/ton 12x
Security zone around the vessel at the pier: Fence
Depth of water at low tide: 10m (33ft)
Turning basin: 450m (1476ft)
Maximum. allowed draft in the turning basin and alongside the pier: 9m (29.5ft)
Length of available shore gangway: 4.5m (15ft)
Availability of forklifts/cranes/pallet jacks: Yes, through subcontractors. Please inquire with proper notice.
Distance from piers to town center: 0.3km (0.2mi)
After confirmation, cruise ships will have guaranteed berthing.
Pilotage is not compulsory.
Location of pilot station: Latitude 65°17′30′′N or 13°55′00′′W
Distance to pier/anchorage: 7n.m.
Duration of whole manoeuvre: 30 min.
Service hours: 24 hours
Number of available pilots: 2
PFSO (Port facility security officer)
tel: +354 472 1424 / +354 862 1424
Security level: 1
Tug service is not available
Potable water is available from hose a on piers
Rate of delivery: 25 tons/hour
Number of hoses: 3
Size of coupling: 2in and 2.5in
Potable water is not available from hose by barge
Garbage service is available by truck
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.
Materials that can be recycled are aluminum and paper.
Sludge/oily water discharge service is not available
Gray (sink) and Black (sewage) water discharge is not available
Medical/hazardous waste discharge service is not available
Bunker service is available by truck at 20 tons/hour
Marine diesel oil: Yes; should be ordered in advance
Availability of dry-dock: No
Other maintenance/repair facilities: Small shipyard
Products available locally for provisioning of cruise ships: Fish
Quarantine, Customs, Immigration
Officials come on board at anchorage/pier
After arrival at anchorage/pier, required time to clear the vessel before passengers may proceed ashore: 5 minutes