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

Siglufjordur

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.




  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.  Horsebackriding with Fjallahestar

    Fjallahestar offers a variety of excellent riding paths in the mountains, surrounded by beautiful landscape and nature. Riding tours for beginners as well as the experienced rider.
  6.  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!









Nautical information

Max. Length For Berth, M:
200 m.
Max. Draught, M:
9 m.
More Info Draught:
-
Max. Air Draught, M:
-
More Info Air Draught:
No. Of Quays:
2
Quay Length Total, M:
315 m.
Quay Depth, M:
9 m.
Anchorage Available:
yes
Anchorage Compulsory:
no
Passenger Terminal:
no
Pilotage Compulsary:
no
Tugs Available:
no
Bunkering:
on request
Tidal Movement/range, M:
1 m.
Water:
yes
Ships Tenders Allowed:
yes
Garbage Disposal:
yes
Airport Distance, Km:
75
City Centre Distance, Km:
0.5
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Passengers 2017
Calls 2017