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Hafnarfjordur port and harbour suitable for any vessel

27. April 2009

One of Iceland’s largest ports, located in the southwestern town Hafnarfjordur, provides many services for vessels of all kinds, including cold storage, maintenance and repairs, and top quality unloading cranes. The town of Hafnarfjordur also makes a pleasant stop over location for any international crew.

The Port of Hafnarfjordur has two different locations: one at Straumsvik, four kilometres away from the town centre, and Hafnarfjordur in the middle of the town itself. The Straumsvik site is located next to the Gasfelagid hf liquefied petroleum gas depot and the Icelandic Aluminium Company (ISAL) smelter site and therefore has facilities for unloading bauxite.

The port also holds facilities for fishing ships, as well as cruise ships, and also for oil unloading, bauxite suction and dry storage.

Hafnarfjordur Harbour proves an ideal berthing site for cruise ships as long as 350 metres and with 8 metres draught. The pretty town offers plenty for visiting cruise ship passengers to see and do. Additionally, Iceland’s capital Reykjavik is only a 10-15 minute drive away.

Ports in Iceland benefit from the nation’s prime position in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean – still one of the most important shipping routes in the world. Iceland’s ports also stand to benefit from the likely existence of oil in Icelandic waters and from the opening up of new shipping lanes in the High North.

Furthermore, Hafnarfjordur Harbour is ice-free all year and can keep up the same service in the winter and summertime alike.