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Hafnarfjordur by air. (c) Már Sveinbjárnsson


Hafnarfjordur - The town in the lava
The town of Hafnarfjordur has grown up among lava which flowed about 7,300 years ago.
As the lava flowed into the sea it formed strange and picturesque shapes, and the people of the town have placed their homes among these dramatic rock formations.
Hafnarfjordur harbour is a fishing port which has three quays suitable for accommodating cruise ships.
Iceland’s third-largest community resides here with just over 26,000 inhabitants, not to mention the elves who are reputed to live in various places in and around the town!
Within easy reach of the town is the ‘sacred mount’ of Helgafell, a 340 mtr peak easily climbed via the northeast ridge.
Krýsuvík is an area of geothermal activity and outstanding natural beauty.
The town offers visitors plenty of activities such as whale-watching, horse-riding, and elf spotting, as well as splendid Viking feasts.
The Hafnarborg Institute of Culture and Fine Arts offers art exhibitions and concerts.

Port attractions

  1.  Golden Circle

    Including the ancient Parliament Thingvellir, Beautiful Lake Laugavatn, The world famous Geysir with its brother Strokkur erupting every 15 minutes and the one and only Golden Waterfall Gullfoss.
  2.  Krysuvik - Blue Lagoon

    Including Lake Kleyfarvatn - Geothermal area at Krysuvik and the world famous Blue Lagoon
  3.  City tour Hafnarfjordur - Reykjavik

    Including Hafnarfjordur the Town in the Lava - Bessastadir, Icelands President's residence - Reykjavik, Perlan, Hofdi, Hallgrimskirkja and the brand new concert and poera house Harpa
  4.  Clacier Adventure

    Including driving in a Monster truck, Snowmobile, Hiking on a real glacier.

Port views

Már Sveinbjárnsson
Már Sveinbjárnsson
Már Sveinbjárnsson
Hafnarfjord harbour
Hafnarfjord harbour
Hafnarfjord harbour

Port facts

Nautical information

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Hafnarfjord Harbour Energy Transition
Productive On-Shore Power Supplies Deployed in Hafnarfjord Harbor June 10-13, 2022.

Hafnarfjord Harbor is the first Icelandic harbour to offer its customers powerful On-Shore Power Supply (OPS), from which ships can connect to power up to 1,2 MW.
With these new OPS, ships can connect to electricity according to the ship’s own electrical system, i.e. 400, 440, or 690 Volts at 50 or 60 Hz.
The first such connection was made on June 10, 2022, as the factory trawler Baldvin Njálsson GK 400 was connected to 440 Volts at 60 Hz, while the ship’s efficiency is 350 kW.
The South Quay has a connection of 1500 kVA at 11kV, while efficiency of 400V/690V/50 Hz is 1500 KVA, about 1300 kW if power factor is 0,9.
Le Bellot, a cruise vessel owned by French company Le Ponant, was connected to the new system on June 13, 2022. That was the first time the ship was connected to an On-Shore Power Supply. The ship’s electrical system is 690 V at 50 Hz. The greatest power during test was about 800 kW, while average power is 600 kW.

Environmental effects
By connecting to OPS, ships will not have to burn fossil fuel at dock. Allegedly 14% of a ship’s fuel consumption occurs at dock.
This Summer the cruise vessel Le Bellot is supposed to dock ten times in Hafnarfjord Harbor. The ship’s expected energy need is about 600 kW, translating into about 20.000 kWh each time at dock. By using the electrical OPS, each docking of Le Bellot, then would reduce greenhouse emission by about 14.000 kg of carbon dioxide, CO2, i.e. appr. 14 tons. Considering 10 docking times during the Summer, its pollution will be reduced by 140 tons of CO2. This also affects air quality, as electrical connections do not produce nitrogen oxide, NOx, or suspended particulate matter, PM10, or PM2,5, nor any soot particles, SOx. A further consideration is that OPS also reduces noise pollution from ships.

The technology
The technology behind these powerful On-Shore Power Supplies consists in a High Voltage Connector at the side of the ship, connected to a transformer, which regulates the voltage into 400, 440, or 690 Volts, and frequency into 50 or 60 Hertz.
All the connections are produced in accordance with the international standard ICE 80005-3 LVSC.

Hafnarfjord Harbor has two high voltage connections, one in Hvaleyri Quay and the other in South Quay. The facilities for voltage and frequency are in specific movable containers, two 10 feet and one 20 feet. In order to transfer electricity on board, Zinus type electrical cable reels are used, with a transfer capacity of 350 ampers on each electrical cable.
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Passengers by Source in 2023
Calls 2023

Onshore Power

Onshore Power
OPS (Onshore Power System)
Shore power within the next 5 years
Defined Compatibility Assessment process for each berth and ship combination to IEC/IEEE 80005-1
Information/documentation from the ship for the port before the first connection
Additional requirements for first-time connectio/max. duration between connections before process reapplies
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Connection time from all fast to full operational SSE (Shore Side Electricity)
Disconnection time
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Penalties in case of failure to connect by the ship: weather/itinerary changes/technical issues
Insurance covering any potential damage caused by the SSE
Port Fees
Utility standard/usage fees in addition to kWh rate
Tax/duty fees applicable
Other fees related to shore power
Useful Information
Discounts/incentives linked to shore power usage
Berthing policy linked to shore power usage
Confirmation time of the vessel for planned shore power usage before ETA

Port contacts


Port of Hafnarfjörður, Oseyrarbraut 4
220 Hafnarfjörður
+354 825 2304

Page last updated: 2023-11-08 11:53


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