Port information

Siglufjörður - the northernmost town in Iceland (c) Jón Steinar Ragnarsson


Siglufjörður is Iceland’s northenmost town and is a historic fishing town who’s fame and fortune has always been linked to the ebb and flow of the fishing industry. A tiny shark fishing village in 1900, Siglufjörður soon became one of the largest towns in Iceland and the undisputed capital of herring fishing in the Atlantic. Although the herring has disappeared, the town bears the distinct imprint of “The Herring Era”.
Siglufjörður is along with the community of Ólafsfjörður a part of The Municipality of Fjallabyggð, which came into being when the two communities were merged in 2006. The area maintains a flourishing cultural activity and is known for its dynamic and vibrant extracurricular activities. There are interesting galleries and artist studios to be visited in town.
Since 2002 Siglufjörður has welcomed cruise ship passengers to visit this small town at the edge of North Iceland that is full of well kept history.

Port attractions

  1.  The Herring Era Museum

    Iceland's largest maritime museum - awarded with the Europen Museum award in 2004. Brings history to life with local herring girls, accordion playing and last but not least unique exhibitions.
  2.  The Folk Music Center

    The Folk Music Centre presents Icelandic folk music in an accessible and entertaining manner through video recordings of people old and young, from all parts of Iceland, singing and chanting.
  3.  Segull 67 Beer Brewery

    Segull 67 is a small family owned craft brewery located just 300 meters from Siglufjörður's port. The brewhouse is in an old fish factory that has been re-designed and adapted.
  4.  Hiking & Kayaking

    Siglufjörður is an area of spectacular natural beauty. The mountains and the fjords are awe-inspiring and therefore ideal for both hiking and kayaking!
  5.  Frida Chocolate

    A chocolate café and art gallery. Fríða herself makes all the pieces of chocolate by hand, filling them with a variety of different ingredients, many of them local goods!

Port views

Steingrímur Kristinsson
Gunnlaugur Guðleifsson
Sigurður Ægisson
Örlygur Kristfinnsson
Fiann Paul
Örlygur Kristfinnsson
Kristín Sigurjónsdóttir
Jón Steinar Ragnarsson

Port facts

Nautical information

Max. Length For Berth, M:
200 m.
Max. Draught, M:
9 m.
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Quay Length Total, M:
315 m.
Quay Depth, M:
9 m.
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Tugs Available:
on request
Tidal Movement/range, M:
1 m.
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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
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Connection Time
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Uninterrupted power supply guaranteed by shore power provider whilst connected
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Penalties in case of failure to connect by the ship: weather/itinerary changes/technical issues
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Useful Information
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Confirmation time of the vessel for planned shore power usage before ETA

Port contacts


Anita Elefsen
Gránugata 24
580 Siglufjörður
+354 467 1604

Page last updated: 2022-10-07 14:52


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